Software Automation: Automation Beginner

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Automation is becoming more common as computers become more powerful, and here you can discover the various aspects of software automation.

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Getting Started with Vagrant

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Jenkins: Getting Started

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IT Infrastructure Automation: Getting Started

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Chef for DevOps: Managing Infrastructure Using Chef

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Jenkins: Introduction

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Administration Tasks: Adopting the Right Standards for IT Automation

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Building the Puppet Environment

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Getting Started with Vagrant
Mostly used by developers and system administrators, Vagrant automates the provisioning of virtual servers. Explore the core concepts of Vagrant, including alternative, and VirtualBox options.
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Commands, Share, & VM Provisioning
Vagrant automates the provisioning of virtual servers. Discover how to use Vagrant in your organization through various commands, environment variables, sharing, security, provisioning, and automation.
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Networking, Synced Folders, & Clusters
Vagrant is closely coupled with the DevOps methodology and is mostly used by developers and system administrators to automate virtualization. Explore networking, synced folders, and clusters in Vagrant.
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Boxes & Plugins
Vagrant is an important open source virtualization tool used by developers and system administrators. Explore boxes and plugins in Vagrant, including formatting, creation, and management of boxes, and the core principles of plugins.
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Jenkins: Getting Started
Jenkins is a continuous integration tool that is used to streamline application builds and deploys. Learn how to use Jenkins to build and continuously deploy applications and examine how Jenkins integrates with other DevOps tools.
14 videos | 1h 27m has Assessment available Badge
Jobs, Security, & Run Options
Learn the essentials of working with the Jenkins continuous integration tool, including job types, triggers, SCM polling, authentication and authorization, and execution and installation options.
12 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge

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IT Infrastructure Automation: Getting Started
Discover automation and how automation can be used to improve or manage IT infrastructure and processes, and also examine some of the tools available to help with IT automation.
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IT Infrastructure Automation: Python Automation Programming
Explore Python and how Python can be used to create and manage automation in an IT environment.
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IT Infrastructure Automation: Text File Processing & RegEx
Most IT automation will revolve around interacting with custom systems or infrastructure. Explore some of the tools that can be used to manipulate the configuration of the software or hardware in your environment.
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IT Infrastructure Automation: Version Control & GIT
A key part of automation is being able to reproduce or replicate processes. Software configuration management and software version control is critical. Explore one such product, called GIT.
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IT Infrastructure Automation: Automation & Scalability
Automation becomes critical when a system needs to scale. Discover how automation is critical to building highly scalable systems and software.
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IT Infrastructure Automation: Automated Monitoring
IT Infrastructure must be monitored and fine-tuned as processes change or grow. Discover how to use automated monitoring to gain insight into and make the management of IT infrastructure easier.
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Chef for DevOps: Managing Infrastructure Using Chef
Explore the implementation of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) with Chef for DevOps, including core principles, benefits, and components of Chef that are involved in implementing IaC in this 11-video course. Examine features, components, and tools of Workstation and components of Cookbook, and the various types of nodes that can be managed by using Chef. Key concepts covered in this course include characteristics and importance of implementing IaC using Chef and DevOps; the essential features of Chef Workstation, the location where users interact with Chef; and the features of Cookbook, the fundamental unit that provides capability of specifying configuration and policy for distribution. Next, learn how to set up Git to create a Chef repository; how to install Chef to a server, set up a Workstation and work with the hosted Chef, and the tools of Chef Workstation; and steps involved in working with hosted Chef. Finally, study components of Chef used to implement IaC, and the types of nodes in Chef that need to be installed, depending on the existing node architecture.
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Chef for DevOps: Automate Infrastructure Using Chef Tools & Templates
Explore the concept of environment in Chef and the various attributes that can be applied for DevOps—Chef Habitat and Chef Automate. In this 14-video course, learners examine the components used to build templates in Chef, as well as to generate Chef cookbooks, install and work with Test Kitchen, and install and work with Chef Habitat Builder. Key concepts covered in this course include how to generate Chef cookbooks and configure Knife; bootstrap a node to pull and apply configuration changes; recognize the essential features of Chef Habitat and illustrate the package build flow, from automated build to package deployment; and exploring Chef templates and the components that can be used to build them. Then you will learn how to create recipes by using template files; learn the features and capabilities provided by Chef Automate for infrastructure automation and orchestration, and work with Chef Automate to facilitate infrastructure automation and orchestration. Finally, examine scenarios where Chef may not be the best candidate for configuration management and implement automated deployment of Chef Habitat packages.
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Jenkins: Introduction
Explore the concepts of Jenkins 2 and plugins that are enabled by default, and learn how to set up a Jenkins environment, build jobs, and choose and use the right plugins.
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Jenkins: Creating Application Builds
Discover how to build jobs, manage source code, and incorporate advanced features of job and security implementations.
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Jenkins: Testing & Continuous Integration
Discover how to setup Jenkins to implement automated testing, publish reports and use the different tools to improve the quality of the codes
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Jenkins: Administration
Discover how to setup and manage multiple nodes for optimal performance, and explore the master and slave node setup, Jenkins best practices, deploying applications to the web server and automated release.
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Chef: Getting Started
How does expressing Infrastructure as Code with Chef accelerate building, deploying, and managing infrastructure? Discover how to execute Chef code with the chef-client and examine the DSL for writing recipes and cookbooks.
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Server Basics
Using a Chef server can accelerate the process of deploying cookbooks while providing visibility into the state of your infrastructure. Explore Chef server policy and remotely deploying cookbooks.
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Community Cookbooks & Server Patterns
The best practices of using a Chef Server are directly related to the reusability of cookbook recipes and components. Explore the effective use of community cookbooks with a Chef server.
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Test Driven Cookbooks
The most important role of a Cookbook developer is to test a code before it enters production. Explore how to  test Chef cookbooks consistently and effectively.
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Administration Tasks: Adopting the Right Standards for IT Automation
An automated IT delivery cycle can have a significant impact on IT management and monitoring. In this course, you'll recognize the most suitable tasks and processes for automation, examining the role of process, robotic process, and service automation in building value streams for end-to-end Enterprise IT delivery.Next, you'll identify the benefits of implementing process-aware information systems and how to enable flexible and robust business process automation for agile enterprises. You'll indicate the key considerations when setting up multiplatform automation systems, and the relationships, dependencies, and automation policies for deriving reference automation clusters. You'll move on to recognize the role of a DevOps workflow in fulfilling the digital economy's demands and the prominent tools used to facilitate automation environments. Finally, you'll learn how to set up an end-to-end automation environment for a DevOps-driven delivery mechanism.
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Administration Tasks: Practical Automation Using Tools
To exploit IT automation fully, support engineers must know how to identify and use the correct processes and tools. In this course, you'll leverage design thinking in enterprise automation strategy, examining the role of scripting languages and protocols, the considerations when selecting automation tools and scripts, and the targets to configure for automated notifications and alerts. Next, you'll learn how to write batch files to automate repetitive tasks, set up automation environments for command-line tasks, and write Bash scripts to automate Git workflows. Finally, you'll practice how to automate builds with Jenkins on Ubuntu and share artifacts in the Artifactory repository. You'll learn how to automate AWS EC2 instance provisioning, configure mail servers to generate automated emails, and use cloud-based email services for automation.
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Building the Puppet Environment
Discover the basic concepts of automated configuration with Puppet. Explore the installation and configuration of Puppet in the cloud and advanced server configuration.
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Configuring the Puppet Master & Puppet Agent
Most of the functionality of Puppet is contained in the Puppet master and the Puppet agent. Discover how to configure Puppet for automated server configuration.
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Configuring Puppet Environments & Managing Files
Puppet has robust file functionality and runs in multiple environments.Discover how to get Puppet to work with files and how to set up and configure multiple Puppet environments.
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Puppet Refactoring Patterns
There are different ways to refactor Puppet configurations. Explore techniques to mitigate the risk and increase the success of Puppet configuration refactoring as it relates to the Puppet master and the Puppet agent.
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Advanced Provisioning
Vagrant is an automated virtual server provisioning tool used to create virtual environments. Learn about provisioners, such as Puppet, Vagrant Ansible, Vagrant Chef, Vagrant CFEngine, Vagrant Azure, Vagrant Salt, and DigitalOcean.
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Customization & Managing Infrastructure
Expand your Vagrant knowledge by learning about custom box creation, using Atlas and Terraform, configuring a box management pipeline, and uploading boxes. In addition, explore dynamic memory allocation and working with multiple CPUs.
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Advanced Administration
Broaden your knowledge of virtual server provisioning with Vagrant. Learn about provisioning techniques, creating Linux virtual environments, adding MySQL for database persistence, defining plugins, and push strategies.
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Configuration, Automation, & Provisioning
Learn the inner workings of Vagrant, such as creating a LAMP, using Vagrant Push, automating configuration with Puppet, and working with Packer and Docker.
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Overview of Industrial Process Automation, Second Edition
Through the presentation of updated examples, illustrations, case studies, and images, this ready-made reference introduces the basics of philosophy, technology, terminology, and practices of modern automation systems.
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Industrial Automation and Robotics
Presenting an introduction to the multidisciplinary field of automation and robotics for industrial applications, this book initially covers the important concepts of hydraulics and pneumatics and how they are used for automation in an industrial setting before moving to a discussion of circuits and using them in hydraulic, pneumatic, and fluidic design.
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Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook, Second Edition
Packed with working code and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions to configure, deploy, and scale your applications, this book takes you through the various artifacts of Chef and explains the techniques of building full-fledged real-world solutions.
Book Duration 2h 58m Book Authors By Matthias Marschall

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Driving Sustainability to Business Success: Management System Integration and Automation
Providing a roadmap to efficient, compliant systems, this book shows businesses how to build toward sustainability goals and capture key knowledge of the employees involved in the process.
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Pro DevOps with Google Cloud Platform: With Docker, Jenkins, and Kubernetes
Showing you how to use DevOps principles with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to develop applications and services, this book builds chapter by chapter to a complete real-life scenario, explaining how to build, monitor, and maintain a complete application using DevOps in practice.
Book Duration 3h 24m Book Authors By Pierluigi Riti

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Pro Continuous Delivery: With Jenkins 2.0
Showing you three crucial elements for achieving a faster software delivery pipeline, this book provides a step-by-step guide for creating a continuous delivery pipeline using all of the new features in Jenkins 2.0 such as Pipeline as a Code, multi-branch pipeline, and more.
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Using Chef with Microsoft Azure
With practical, detailed examples that help to step you through the process, this hands-on resource gives you the raw materials and guidance required to get started using Chef with the Microsoft Azure toolset.
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Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook, Second Edition
Packed with working code and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions to configure, deploy, and scale your applications, this book takes you through the various artifacts of Chef and explains the techniques of building full-fledged real-world solutions.
Book Duration 2h 58m Book Authors By Matthias Marschall

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Pro Puppet, Second Edition
Puppet provides a way to automate everything from user management to server configuration. This book will teach you how Puppet has changed in the latest version, how to use it on a variety of platforms, including Windows, how to work with Puppet modules, and how to use Hiera.
Book Duration 5h 4m Book Authors By Ben Kero, James Turnbull, Jeffery McCune, Spencer Krum, William Van Hevelingen

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Pulling Strings with Puppet: Configuration Management Made Easy
Introducing the powerful Puppet system administration tool, this book will guide you through its key features, showing you how to install and configure, create automated tasks, and even create reporting solutions and extend Puppet further to your needs.
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Pro Vagrant
Taking you from basic usage and getting started, to provisioning with Shell, Puppet, and Chef, this indispensable book will show you how to use Vagrant in real-life scenarios, so that you can start to use Vagrant day-to-day in your work.
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