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  • Date: 3-06-2015, 13:48
3-06-2015, 13:48

LinuxCBT.com - Config-Mgmt Edition

Category: Tutorials

Intro to Configuration Management Security feat. Puppet - Module XIV
Introduction - Puppet - Features
Identify key systems in topology
Discuss Puppet Features
Relate Configuration Management to Common Security Principles
Discuss relevant Internet Sockets
LinuxCBT.com - Config-Mgmt Edition

Puppet Installation

Install Puppet Master
Install Puppet Agents (Nodes | Clients)
Enable Agents for Puppet Management
Evaluate accordingly

Console Management
Access Puppet Console (Dashboard)
Explore interface and discuss capabilities
Provision and Test Users
Peruse Agents' Configuration Details

Live Management
Discuss MCollective
Identify on-the-wire resources in Real-Time
Compare relevant system components
Contrast cross-platform resources
Identify same-platform common properties
Clone resources on-demand
Evaluate accordingly

Modules | Classes
Discuss Class | Module Model
Identify default Classes | Modules
Explain Puppet inheritance options
Explore default inheritance
Identify Nodes and Groups

Node | Agent Provisioning
Discuss applicabilitiy
Explore templates for inheritance
Add Nodes (Agents) across platforms
Peruse applicable inheritance
Evaluate results

Standardize Resources
Use Live Management to identify discrepancies
Rectify discrepancies according to platform similarities
Confirm provisioned resources across Nodes (Agents)
Achieve a consistent configuration of resources across Nodes
Identify remaining discrepancies
Evaluate results

LogRotate Module
Discuss features and benefits
Identify currently install modules
Peruse Puppet Forge and relevant modules
Install LogRotate Module
Standardize configuration across systems
Confirm configurations

HOSTS Module
Discuss features and benefits
Identify cross-host discrepancies
Normalize HOSTS configuration accordingly
Confirm applied entries on disparate instances

Secure FTP Server Module
Discuss features and beneftis
Group Nodes (Agents) for application
Identify and Install FTP Server Module
Explore default configuration
Tweak default configuration accordingly
Apply changes to a single Test Node
Confirm results
Apply changes to group of Nodes
Re-confrm ramifications

Secure $SHELL Module
Discuss features and benefits
Identify desirable module on the Forge
Install module and explore configuration
Discuss Client | Server Configuration options
Default to widespread Client | Server Configuration changes
Apply to Test Node
Confirm results
Apply to applicable Nodes
Confirm normalized application of configuration across Agents

DenyHosts Module
Discuss features and benefits
Identify available modules on the Forge
Install accordingy
Explore default options
Apply to Test scenario
Confirm results match organizational policy
Apply to desired Agents and re-confirm applicability

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