Kendall Moore Presents Puppet Bolt

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Kara Pritchard

Hanover, MD, 08 April 2019


Whereas Puppet excels at being a big-picture large-scale configuration management tool to maintain a pre-defined state over time, users of Ansible have long since enjoyed support for more of a one-off approach for implementation and deployment solutions. Puppet rolled out Bolt in 2017 to better address needs for these users. Puppet Bolt is currently running version 1.15 as of April 2019.

Puppet Bolt is a masterless solution for Puppet users. It lets you start with a clean slate and requires no pre-configured agents. Bolt can be utilized on a whim to roll-out patches, move files, deploy plans, and more – most of which requireing no prior experience with Puppet!

Check out this YouTube video to listen to Onyx Point DevOps Engineer and Consultant, Kendall Moore, explain environments well suited for Puppet Bolt and introduce a number of built-in tasks and features.

Kendall discusses Puppet Bolt on YouTube

Kara is a Technical Writer for Onyx Point, Inc. She has been working within the Linux and Open Source community for over 20 years ranging from a published author to certification development to system administration to small business owner. Kara is working with the Onyx Point team on a variety of documentation and content development projects.

At Onyx Point, our engineers focus on Security, System Administration, Automation, Dataflow, and DevOps consulting for government and commercial clients. We offer professional services for Puppet, RedHat, SIMP, NiFi, GitLab, and the other solutions in place that keep your systems running securely and efficiently. We offer Open Source Software support and Engineering and Consulting services through GSA IT Schedule 70. As Open Source contributors and advocates, we encourage the use of FOSS products in Government as part of an overarching IT Efficiencies plan to reduce ongoing IT expenditures attributed to software licensing. Our support and contributions to Open Source, are just one of our many guiding principles

  • Customer First.
  • Security in All We Do.
  • Pursue Innovation with Integrity.
  • Communicate Openly and Respectfully.
  • Offer Your Talents, and Appreciate the Talents of Others

puppet, bolt, ansible, devops

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