Puppet is the most well-known configuration management tool in the DevOps world and used by systems administrators to centrally manage large numbers of servers and computer systems. There are several Puppet quickstart guides online. However, these guides are unnecessarily long and complicated in my opinion. For example, an administrator learning Puppet for the first time can download and run the Puppet Learning virtual machine image. Once downloaded, the admin can then learn how to configure Puppet by using a GUI interface. However, when the admin starts using Puppet for real they discover the GUI interface is only on the paid version. As a result, the admin must configure everything by editing text files. To me such setup guidelines seem unnecessarily complicated as a beginner would likely not buy the premium version before testing the software.
In the second episode of our podcast series “Can IoT Jump These Five Hurdles?”, we transition from a broad introduction of these five hurdles to a deeper dive into each challenge facing the Internet of Things. Let’s begin with the smart device itself and it’s digital and analog sensor interface.
The Internet of Things has been experiencing fantastic growth and is poised to continue over the next few years. In this podcast series introduction, SPK’s Chief Strategy Officer, Rajiv Mistry presents five obstacles that could short circuit the IoT market’s success. In upcoming podcasts, Rajiv will each hurdle in more detail. His final presentation will be solution focused and pave a path towards Medical Device IoT Design and Ops success. Subscribe now for upcoming podcast email alerts.