Terraform Up and Running

Author: Yevgeniy Brikman
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491977125
Release Date: 2017-03-13
Genre: Computers

Terraform has emerged as a key player in the DevOps world for defining, launching, and managing infrastructure as code (IAC) across a variety of cloud and virtualization platforms, including AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure. This hands-on book is the fastest way to get up and running with Terraform. Gruntwork co-founder Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman walks you through dozens of code examples that demonstrate how to use Terraform’s simple, declarative programming language to deploy and manage infrastructure with just a few commands. Whether you’re a novice developer, aspiring DevOps engineer, or veteran sysadmin, this book will take you from Terraform basics to running a full tech stack capable of supporting a massive amount of traffic and a large team of developers. Compare Terraform to other IAC tools, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and Salt Stack Use Terraform to deploy server clusters, load balancers, and databases Learn how Terraform manages the state of your infrastructure and how it impacts file layout, isolation, and locking Create reusable infrastructure with Terraform modules Try out advanced Terraform syntax to implement loops, if-statements, and zero-downtime deployment Use Terraform as a team, including best practices for writing, testing, and versioning Terraform code

Terraform Up and Running

Author: Yevgeniy Brikman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1491977086
Release Date: 2017-03-17
Genre:

Terraform has emerged as a key player in the DevOps world for defining, launching, and managing infrastructure as code (IAC) across a variety of cloud and virtualization platforms, including AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure. This hands-on book is the fastest way to get up and running with Terraform. Gruntwork co-founder Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman walks you through dozens of code examples that demonstrate how to use Terraform’s simple, declarative programming language to deploy and manage infrastructure with just a few commands. Whether you’re a novice developer, aspiring DevOps engineer, or veteran sysadmin, this book will take you from Terraform basics to running a full tech stack capable of supporting a massive amount of traffic and a large team of developers. Compare Terraform to other IAC tools, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and Salt Stack Use Terraform to deploy server clusters, load balancers, and databases Learn how Terraform manages the state of your infrastructure and how it impacts file layout, isolation, and locking Create reusable infrastructure with Terraform modules Try out advanced Terraform syntax to implement loops, if-statements, and zero-downtime deployment Use Terraform as a team, including best practices for writing, testing, and versioning Terraform code

The Terraform Book

Author: James Turnbull
Publisher: James Turnbull
ISBN: 9780988820258
Release Date: 2016-11-27
Genre: Computers

A hands-on, introductory book about managing infrastructure with Terraform. Start small and then build on what you learn to scale up to complex infrastructure. Written for both developers and sysadmins. Focuses on how to build infrastructure and applications with Terraform. The book contains: Chapter 1: An Introduction to Terraform Chapter 2: Installing Terraform Chapter 3: Building our first application Chapter 4: Provisioning and Terraform Chapter 5: Collaborating with Terraform Chapter 6: Building a multi-environment architecture Chapter 7: Infrastructure testing Updated for Terraform 0.11!

Infrastructure as Code

Author: Kief Morris
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491924396
Release Date: 2016-06-09
Genre: Computers

Virtualization, cloud, containers, server automation, and software-defined networking are meant to simplify IT operations. But many organizations adopting these technologies have found that it only leads to a faster-growing sprawl of unmanageable systems. This is where infrastructure as code can help. With this practical guide, author Kief Morris of ThoughtWorks shows you how to effectively use principles, practices, and patterns pioneered through the DevOps movement to manage cloud age infrastructure. Ideal for system administrators, infrastructure engineers, team leads, and architects, this book demonstrates various tools, techniques, and patterns you can use to implement infrastructure as code. In three parts, you’ll learn about the platforms and tooling involved in creating and configuring infrastructure elements, patterns for using these tools, and practices for making infrastructure as code work in your environment. Examine the pitfalls that organizations fall into when adopting the new generation of infrastructure technologies Understand the capabilities and service models of dynamic infrastructure platforms Learn about tools that provide, provision, and configure core infrastructure resources Explore services and tools for managing a dynamic infrastructure Learn specific patterns and practices for provisioning servers, building server templates, and updating running servers

Hello Startup

Author: Yevgeniy Brikman
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491910047
Release Date: 2015-10-21
Genre: Computers

This book is the "Hello, World" tutorial for building products, technologies, and teams in a startup environment. It's based on the experiences of the author, Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman, as well as interviews with programmers from some of the most successful startups of the last decade, including Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub, Stripe, Instagram, AdMob, Pinterest, and many others. Hello, Startup is a practical, how-to guide that consists of three parts: Products, Technologies, and Teams. Although at its core, this is a book for programmers, by programmers, only Part II (Technologies) is significantly technical, while the rest should be accessible to technical and non-technical audiences alike. If you’re at all interested in startups—whether you’re a programmer at the beginning of your career, a seasoned developer bored with large company politics, or a manager looking to motivate your engineers—this book is for you.

Getting Started with Terraform

Author: Kirill Shirinkin
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786468802
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre: Computers

Build, combine, and launch infrastructure in a fast, secure, and effective manner About This Book An up-to-date and comprehensive resource on Terraform that lets you quickly and efficiently launch your infrastructure Learn how to implement your infrastructure as code and make secure, effective changes to your infrastructure Learn to build multi-cloud fault-tolerant systems and simplify the management and orchestration of even the largest scale and most complex cloud infrastructures Who This Book Is For This book is for developers and operators who already have some exposure to working with infrastructure but want to improve their workflow and introduce infrastructure as a code practice. Knowledge of essential Amazon Web Services components (EC2, VPC, IAM) would help contextualize the examples provided. Basic understanding of Jenkins and Shell scripts will be helpful for the chapters on the production usage of Terraform. What You Will Learn Understand what Infrastructure as Code (IaC) means and why it matters Install, configure, and deploy Terraform Take full control of your infrastructure in the form of code Manage complete complete infrastructure, starting with a single server and scaling beyond any limits Discover a great set of production-ready practices to manage infrastructure Set up CI/CD pipelines to test and deliver Terraform stacks Construct templates to simplify more complex provisioning tasks In Detail Terraform is a tool used to efficiently build, configure, and improve production infrastructure. It can manage existing infrastructure as well as create custom in-house solutions. This book shows you when and how to implement infrastructure as a code practices with Terraform. It covers everything necessary to set up complete management of infrastructure with Terraform, starting with the basics of using providers and resources. This book is a comprehensive guide that begins with very small infrastructure templates and takes you all the way to managing complex systems, all using concrete examples that evolve over the course of the book. It finishes with the complete workflow of managing a production infrastructure as code – this is achieved with the help of version control and continuous integration. At the end of this book, you will be familiar with advanced techniques such as multi-provider support and multiple remote modules. Style and approach This book focuses on providing the practical skills required to make full use of Terraform. It will take the readers slowly from very small infrastructure templates to the managing complex systems, all by using concrete examples, evolving over the course of the book.

Ansible Up and Running

Author: Lorin Hochstein
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491979778
Release Date: 2017-07-20
Genre: COMPUTERS

Among the many configuration management tools available, Ansible has some distinct advantages—it’s minimal in nature, you don’t need to install anything on your nodes, and it has an easy learning curve. With this updated second edition, you’ll learn how to be productive with this tool quickly, whether you’re a developer deploying code to production or a system administrator looking for a better automation solution. Authors Lorin Hochstein and René Moser show you how to write playbooks (Ansible’s configuration management scripts), manage remote servers, and explore the tool’s real power: built-in declarative modules. You’ll discover that Ansible has the functionality you need—and the simplicity you desire. Manage Windows machines, and automate network device configuration Manage your fleet from your web browser with Ansible Tower Understand how Ansible differs from other configuration management systems Use the YAML file format to write your own playbooks Work with a complete example to deploy a non-trivial application Deploy applications to Amazon EC2 and other cloud platforms Create Docker images and deploy Docker containers with Ansible This book is best read start to finish, with later chapters building on earlier ones. Because it’s written in a tutorial style, you can follow along on your own machine. Most examples focus on web applications.

Infrastructure as Code IAC Cookbook

Author: Stephane Jourdan
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786461292
Release Date: 2017-02-17
Genre: Computers

Over 90 practical, actionable recipes to automate, test, and manage your infrastructure quickly and effectively About This Book Bring down your delivery timeline from days to hours by treating your server configurations and VMs as code, just like you would with software code. Take your existing knowledge and skill set with your existing tools (Puppet, Chef, or Docker) to the next level and solve IT infrastructure challenges. Use practical recipes to use code to provision and deploy servers and applications and have greater control of your infrastructure. Who This Book Is For This book is for DevOps engineers and developers working in cross-functional teams or operations and would now switch to IAC to manage complex infrastructures. What You Will Learn Provision local and remote development environments with Vagrant Automate production infrastructures with Terraform, Ansible and Cloud-init on AWS, OpenStack, Google Cloud, Digital Ocean, and more Manage and test automated systems using Chef and Puppet Build, ship, and debug optimized Docker containers Explore the best practices to automate and test everything from cloud infrastructures to operating system configuration In Detail Infrastructure as Code (IAC) is a key aspect of the DevOps movement, and this book will show you how to transform the way you work with your infrastructure—by treating it as software. This book is dedicated to helping you discover the essentials of infrastructure automation and its related practices; the over 90 organized practical solutions will demonstrate how to work with some of the very best tools and cloud solutions. You will learn how to deploy repeatable infrastructures and services on AWS, OpenStack, Google Cloud, and Digital Ocean. You will see both Ansible and Terraform in action, manipulate the best bits from cloud-init to easily bootstrap instances, and simulate consistent environments locally or remotely using Vagrant. You will discover how to automate and test a range of system tasks using Chef or Puppet. You will also build, test, and debug various Docker containers having developers' interests in mind. This book will help you to use the right tools, techniques, and approaches to deliver working solutions for today's modern infrastructure challenges. Style and approach This is a recipe-based book that allows you to venture into some of the most cutting-edge practices and techniques about IAC and solve immediate problems when trying to implement them.

Terraform Up Running

Author: Yevgeniy Brikman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1492046906
Release Date: 2019-05-05
Genre:

With this practical book, readers will learn how to get up and running with Terraform, an open source tool that allows them to define infrastructure for a variety of cloud providers--including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, and others--using a simple, declarative programming language. Author Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman introduces the Terraform syntax, and explains how to deploy and manage infrastructure with just a few CLI commands.

Kubernetes Up and Running

Author: Kelsey Hightower
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491936016
Release Date: 2017-09-07
Genre: Computers

Legend has it that Google deploys over two billion application containers a week. How’s that possible? Google revealed the secret through a project called Kubernetes, an open source cluster orchestrator (based on its internal Borg system) that radically simplifies the task of building, deploying, and maintaining scalable distributed systems in the cloud. This practical guide shows you how Kubernetes and container technology can help you achieve new levels of velocity, agility, reliability, and efficiency. Authors Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, and Joe Beda—who’ve worked on Kubernetes at Google and other organizatons—explain how this system fits into the lifecycle of a distributed application. You will learn how to use tools and APIs to automate scalable distributed systems, whether it is for online services, machine-learning applications, or a cluster of Raspberry Pi computers. Explore the distributed system challenges that Kubernetes addresses Dive into containerized application development, using containers such as Docker Create and run containers on Kubernetes, using the docker image format and container runtime Explore specialized objects essential for running applications in production Reliably roll out new software versions without downtime or errors Get examples of how to develop and deploy real-world applications in Kubernetes

DevOps for SharePoint

Author: Oscar Medina
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484236874
Release Date: 2018-10-21
Genre: Computers

Deploy a SharePoint farm in a repeatable, predictable, and reliable fashion using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) techniques to automate provisioning. Savvy IT pros will learn how to use DevOps practices and open source tools to greatly reduce costs, and streamline management operations for SharePoint farms deployed via Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, or on premise. DevOps for SharePoint will help you navigate the complex challenges of deploying and managing SharePoint Server farms. You will learn how to reduce time-consuming tasks and errors when generating development, testing, or production environments. And you will benefit from learning proven methods to apply Microsoft updates with minimal downtime and productivity loss. Whether you are a SharePoint architect, IT pro, or developer helping customers with the SharePoint platform, this book will teach you the most useful DevOps practices to tackle those issues and broaden your skill set. What You’ll Learn Understand the basics of the most popular open source tools—Vagrant, Packer, Terraform, and Ansible—and how to use them in the context of deploying and scaling a SharePoint farm Use Vagrant to build SharePoint development environments in less than an hour, and add automated testing Use Packer to create a “golden image” with preconfigured settings, and then use it as the base image in your Terraform configuration for both AWS and Azure farms Use Terraform to scale your SharePoint farm topology Use Red Hat’s Ansible Playbooks to perform configuration management on your farm Use Terraform to deploy immutable infrastructure environments using IaC (Infrastructure as Code) Use InSpec 2.0 to stay in compliance by testing your cloud infrastructure Use Ansible to apply Microsoft updates and patches Who This Book Is For IT pros and developers who are looking to expand their knowledge and take a modern approach by using open source technologies to work with Microsoft products. Experience installing SharePoint, and a basic understanding of either Azure or AWS, is helpful.

Prometheus Up Running

Author: Brian Brazil
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781492034094
Release Date: 2018-07-09
Genre: Computers

Get up to speed with Prometheus, the metrics-based monitoring system used by tens of thousands of organizations in production. This practical guide provides application developers, sysadmins, and DevOps practitioners with a hands-on introduction to the most important aspects of Prometheus, including infrastructure and application monitoring, dashboarding and alerting, direct code instrumentation, and metric collection from third-party systems with exporters. This open source system has gained popularity over the past few years for good reason. With its simple yet powerful data model and query language, Prometheus does one thing, and it does it well. Author and Prometheus developer Brian Brazil guides you through Prometheus setup, the Node exporter, and the Alertmanager, then demonstrates how to use them for application and infrastructure monitoring. Know where and how much to apply instrumentation to your application code Identify metrics with labels using unique key-value pairs Get an introduction to Grafana, a popular tool for building dashboards Learn how to use the Node Exporter to monitor your infrastructure Use service discovery to provide different views of your machines and services Use Prometheus with Kubernetes and examine exporters you can use with containers Convert data from other monitoring systems into the Prometheus format

Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook

Author: Matthias Marschall
Publisher: Packt Publishing
ISBN: 1849519226
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Computers

Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook contains practical recipes on everything you will need to automate your infrastructure using Chef. The book is packed with illustrated code examples to automate your server and cloud infrastructure.The book first shows you the simplest way to achieve a certain task. Then it explains every step in detail, so that you can build your knowledge about how things work. Eventually, the book shows you additional things to consider for each approach. That way, you can learn step-by-step and build profound knowledge on how to go about your configuration management automation.This book is for system engineers and administrators who have a fundamental understanding of information management systems and infrastructure. It helps if you've already played around with Chef; however, the book covers all the important topics you will need to know. If you don't want to dig through a whole book before you can get started, this book is for you, as it features a set of independent recipes you can try out immediately.

Learning Chef

Author: Mischa Taylor
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491945100
Release Date: 2014-11-06
Genre: Computers

Get a hands-on introduction to the Chef, the configuration management tool for solving operations issues in enterprises large and small. Ideal for developers and sysadmins new to configuration management, this guide shows you to automate the packaging and delivery of applications in your infrastructure. You’ll be able to build (or rebuild) your infrastructure’s application stack in minutes or hours, rather than days or weeks. After teaching you how to write Ruby-based Chef code, this book walks you through different Chef tools and configuration management concepts in each chapter, using detailed examples throughout. All you need to get started is command-line experience and familiarity with basic system administration. Configure your Chef development environment and start writing recipes Create Chef cookbooks with recipes for each part of your infrastructure Use Test Kitchen to manage sandbox testing environments Manage single nodes with Chef client, and multiple nodes with Chef Server Use data bags for storing shared global data between nodes Simulate production Chef Server environments with Chef Zero Classify different types of services in your infrastructure with roles Model life stages of your application, including development, testing, staging, and production

The Packer Book

Author: James Turnbull
Publisher: Turnbull Press
ISBN: 9780988820272
Release Date: 2017-07-31
Genre: Computers

Introductory book designed for SysAdmins, Operations staff, Developers and DevOps who are interested in building images using the open source tool Packer.