DevOps for SharePoint

With Packer, Terraform, Ansible, and Vagrant

Authors: Medina, Oscar, Schumann, Ethan

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  • Shows you how to automate SharePoint Server Farm deployment to any cloud in minutes rather than days with open source tools
  • Covers how to integrate DevOps practices to automate, deploy, and manage SharePoint Farms
  • Includes how to leverage leading open source tools to reduce platform maintenance costs
  • Each chapter builds upon the previous chapter, making it easy to learn from start to finish
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Oscar Medina, CEO at SharePointAce LLC, is a multi-platform senior technologist, consultant, author, and speaker, with more than 16 years of experience in both startup and large enterprise environments. While an expert in all aspects of SharePoint, his tech experience runs the gamut—from mobile app development for iOS and Windows to web apps using modern frameworks. Prior to founding SharePointAce, he worked at Microsoft, guiding and supporting Fortune 1000 companies on the SharePoint platform. Oscar is passionate about all things Microsoft, including Azure, Office 365, SharePoint, and especially with how they are expedited and enabled with emerging and open source technologies.

Ethan Schumann is a Solutions Architect for Onica, a leading AWS Cloud Consulting Partner. He specializes in automation and DevOps transformations with a focus on enterprise implementations using cloud native services and modern tooling. He has experience designing and implementing various technologies such as Kubernetes containerization, CI/CD constructs for various development workflows, and large-scale Microsoft products, including Sharepoint.



Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Medina, Oscar (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Getting up and Running: Set up Your Environment

    Medina, Oscar (et al.)

    Pages 21-30

  • Build a Dev SharePoint Farm with Vagrant and ServerSpec

    Medina, Oscar (et al.)

    Pages 31-83

  • Provisioning the SharePoint Farm to Azure Using Terraform

    Medina, Oscar (et al.)

    Pages 85-153

  • Provisioning the SharePoint Farm to AWS Using Terraform and Ansible

    Medina, Oscar (et al.)

    Pages 155-196

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3688-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $37.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3687-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
DevOps for SharePoint
Book Subtitle
With Packer, Terraform, Ansible, and Vagrant
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Oscar Medina, Ethan Schumann
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3688-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3688-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3687-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 240
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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