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Munki 101

  • Duration 2 day(s)
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Description

Munki 101 is a 2 day course, created by our Apple Master IT Trainers that will teach you how to use the popular open-source deployment tool,
Munki. This course offers an intensive and in-depth exploration and will teach you the key concepts and skills to help you get started with
Munki.

With the advent of OS X and the open standards used by Apple, we have been spoilt with both commercial and open source services that
allow us to image and manage Mac systems.
At the forefront is Munki, a feature rich software deployment tool for OS X.
Munki 101 is a 2 day course, created by Amsys to teach you how to use the popular open-source deployment tool, Munki. This course offers
an intensive and in-depth exploration and will teach you the key concepts and skills to help you get started with Munki.
So if you are about to embark on using Munki, or would just like to know a bit more then this two day is the course for you.

Prerequisites

▪ IT Support Techs
▪ System Administrators

Assumed Knowledge

 ▪ An understanding of Mac OS X.
▪ Experience of OS X in a network environment.
▪ Some exposure to the command line would be ideal.

Course Content

 ▪ Overview: We kick things off with an overview of what Munki is and what it can do. We take a look at the infrastructure required and the type of skills required to deploy and manage a Munki installation.
▪ Server Setup: A typical Munki server requires a web server to host the repository of software packages. We will cover how to setup OS X Server, as well as looking at other popular platforms including Unix/Linux in a VM environment.
▪ Admin Machine: The administration machine can be the server or a separate OS X computer. We take a look at the admin tools supplied with Munki, including the main GUI tool and the key command line tools.
▪ Client Machine: The whole purpose of Munki is to deploy packages to the client. Here we will take a look at how the client interacts with the server, what software is required and how to configure the client.
▪ Manifests: Manifests are used to keep track of the list of items available to install to a client, verify their installation, remove from the client and verify their removal. We take a dive into these XML files to understand their structure and cover the tools used to create them
▪ Catalogs: Catalogs are used to keep track of which packages are available for deployment. Admins can use catalogs to filter when a version of a package is available to a specific group of clients. These can be used to create workflows for development, testing, and deployment. We take a look at the contents of these files as well as how to create them with the tools supplied.
▪ Package Creation: Supplying well-crafted packages for deployment is a key skill. We cover the best tools available to create packages for distribution as well as covering how to re-package certain apps that may come with an incompatible installer. We also take a look at configuring pre and post-install scripts as well as configuring a choices.XML file. Finally we look at the popular AutoPKG tool used for software updates.
▪ Self Service App: New to Munki is the self service portal. Learn how to setup, configure and deploy within your Munki environment.
▪ Secure the Repository: The repository has all your software, so security is key. We will look at how you can use basic authentication or SSL certificates to secure it.
▪ Scenarios: In this chapter we’ll cover other scenarios that you may use Munki for, including deployment of configuration profiles, managing printers, managing admin rights and payload free packages
▪ Troubleshooting: Finally, we cover the tips and tricks on how to maintain and troubleshoot your Munki server.

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