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Choria Playbooks

12/26/2016

Today I am very pleased to release something I’ve been thinking about for years and actively working on since August. After many POCs and thrown away attempts at this over the years I am finally releasing a Playbook system that lets you run work flows on your MCollective network – it can integrate with a Read More

Puppet Query Language

11/01/2016

For a few releases now PuppetDB had a new query language called Puppet Query Language or PQL for short. It’s quite interesting, I thought a quick post might make a few more people aware of it. Overview To use it you need a recent PuppetDB and as this is quite a new feature you really Read More

Puppet 4 Sensitive Data Types

09/05/2016

You often need to handle sensitive data in manifests when using Puppet. Private keys, passwords, etc. There has not been a native way to deal with these and so a cottage industry of community tools have spring up. To deal with data at rest various Hiera backends like the popular hiera-eyaml exist, to deal with Read More

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