Mastering DevOps
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Mastering DevOps

Manage your day-to-day IT infrastructure challenges by taking advantage of the DevOps revolution
4.1 (150 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,218 students enrolled
Created by Packt Publishing
Last updated 5/2017
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  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
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What Will I Learn?
  • Apply systems thinking, deployment strategies, and feedback loops to move fast like Google and Netflix
  • Maximize the throughput of your organization by applying the CAMS model
  • Examine which cultural elements create a high-performing IT organization
  • Master agile infrastructures with configuration management
  • Learn high-quality and rapid delivery of software with Continuous Delivery
  • Learn how monitoring can help you outrun the competition
  • Learn how breaking down silos helps everyone go faster
  • Tying it all together, learn how to spread the DevOps paradigm beyond just Dev and Ops
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  • This video course is a great way to build DevOps acumen quickly and effectively through an interactive hands-on approach.
  • Some prior system administration and programming experience would be useful.

This video course covers the theory behind, and the hands-on application of, those concepts needed to maximize the throughput of your organization. The course introduces frameworks for discussing DevOps principles and brings those concepts to life with explanations and real working code. It instills a deeper insight into applying DevOps principles with a variety of tools like Puppet, Saltstack, Vagrant, and Graphite.

You will learn how to automate and build configurations for infrastructure servers and then address areas of automation, continuous deployment, containers, and monitoring. You will create impressive changes to how you deliver software and services. This course will help all those who wish to work in a DevOps culture, who are responsible for delivering both new features and stability. Such teams will work closely across the entire organization to ensure a shared responsibility, which is no longer just ops or dev territory; most importantly, they work together in areas like continuous delivery, automated deploys, and infrastructure/configuration management. With the help of this course, such teams no longer need to wait for other teams to solve a problem: fixes can be made quickly, all by learning tips and techniques to succeed with DevOps.

About the Author

Dave Mangot is the Director of Operations for Librato and Papertrail and an accomplished systems engineer with over 20 years' experience. He has held positions in various organizations, from small startups such as Terracotta to multinational corporations such as Cable & Wireless and Salesforce, in positions ranging from systems administrator to architect. He has led the transformations of multiple companies both in operational maturity and in a deeper adherence to DevOps thinking. He enjoys time spent as a mentor, speaker, and student to so many talented members of the community. Dave lives with his wife and three children in San Francisco, CA.

Who is the target audience?
  • This video targets system administrators, developers, and IT professionals who would like to employ DevOps techniques and best practices to manage IT infrastructures or would like to acquire the necessary skills needed to work in DevOps teams in a practical, tool-driven manner.
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Curriculum For This Course
38 Lectures
What is DevOps?
6 Lectures 46:57

This video gives an overview of the entire course.

Preview 07:07

There is a lot of press about DevOps, but really what's in it for you? In this video, we show the results of the science behind the approach and start looking at software development in a whole new way.

Is DevOps for Me?

In Gene Kim's DevOps model of the three ways, the first way is about optimizing delivery of our software. In this video, we are exposed to systems thinking and ways we can improve our speed of delivery.

The First Way – Systems Thinking

Getting feedback on our improvement is the only way to know if the changes we make are having an effect. In this video, we examine the ways to get feedback and the benefits of collecting feedback.

The Second Way – Feedback Loops

The fastest and best way to move quickly is to continually experiment with new ideas, concepts and techniques. This video discusses how continually testing, probing, and analyzing lead to the highest performing teams.

The Third Way – Culture of Experimentation

The components of the three ways, used together, enable us to move faster, learn quicker, and improve more than ever in the past. The principle of Kaizen is the rationale for these improvements.

The Principle of Kaizen
The CAMS model – DevOps Thinking
4 Lectures 28:18

In this video, we introduce the CAMS model of DevOps and start to examine why Culture was made the very first, and most important, component of the model.

Preview 08:26

We'll explain why automation is a critical component in DevOps that allows us to get all of the benefits of the three ways in this video.

CAMS – Automation

Just like the second way where we need feedback, the Measurement part of the CAMS model complements the second way; we'll examine what you can measure and how to use that information to your advantage.

CAMS – Measurement

In this video, we'll briefly discuss the final component of the CAMS model—Sharing. There are examples of sharing built into DevOps continually; we'll discuss why.

CAMS – Sharing
Establishing a DevOps Culture
5 Lectures 39:45

A DevOps Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) looks very different from a traditional SDLC. We examine how the DevOps one helps us achieve the goals of Gene Kim's three ways.

Preview 08:23

"You wrote it, you run it." What does that mean? In this video we look at the concept of service ownership and how everyone is responsible for how our software performs in production.

Service Ownership

Let's talk about hack events—not only how they are great fun to participate in, but also how to run one and why they are such a key component of the culture of many admired companies.

Hack Events

We take a look at destructive testing and how to incorporate it into the culture of your company in order to deliver high-quality software.

Destructive Testing

In many large companies, we achieve the goals of DevOps through cross functional teams. In many small companies, we act as one cross-functional team. We look at why it's such a powerful way to organize teams.

Cross-Functional Teams
Automation – Configuration Management
5 Lectures 44:03

This video will look at the reasons why automation is a necessary part of the maturity of a company. We'll talk about what the normal problems are and how automation empowers us.

Preview 09:25

Now we fire up a virtual machine and write our first infrastructure code. We'll get introduced to the operating model of SaltStack and use it to configure our virtual machine.

Configuration Management with SaltStack

Being able to configure a single virtual machine—being able to control thousands of machines from a single location—is how we leverage automation to do things we could only dream of in the past. In this video, we learn how to do just that.

Configuration Management for Distributed Systems

Containers are one of the hottest topics in DevOps at the moment. Why? We will look at what came before, what's great about containers now, and how to choose between containers and configuration management.

What about Containers?

We've built and run a virtual machine using configuration management. In this video, we do the same for containers as we learn about Docker and build and run our first container.

Building and Running a Docker Container
Automation – Continuous Delivery
5 Lectures 48:29

We know that automation is important for DevOps, and Continuous Delivery is critical to being able to deploy quickly and satisfy the 1st way of DevOps. We look at how a proper continuous delivery pipeline is formed.

Preview 09:58

In this video, we are first introduced to Vagrant, which we'll use again and again throughout the course. We'll learn how easy it is to set up a test environment, and to control our virtual machine after we do.

Your First Test Environment

In this video, we go beyond the basics of Vagrant. We learn how to control multiple machines and set up a development environment that leverages both our favorite tools and multiple Vagrant virtual machines.

Configuring and Launching with Vagrant

Now that we know how to write some configuration management code and how to work with Vagrant virtual machines, we bring the two concepts together and learn how to automate the testing of our configuration management code.

Testing with Serverspec

We know what it takes to get our code to be ready for production with automation and testing. Now we look at some different methodologies for delivering software over the last line, into production.

Am I Ready for Production?
5 Lectures 01:00:31

We know that in order to make improvements we need to be able to measure how far we've come. In this video, we look at different types of metrics you can collect, how to collect them, and how they can be used.

Preview 10:53

Graphite is one of the most popular open metrics tools available. We'll set up our very first Graphite server, examine the components, and look at some of the ways we can use it to really understand our data.

A Tour of Graphite

Using the built in data from our example was a great way to get used to the Graphite system. In this video, we're going to go one level deeper and see ways in which we can programmatically submit real data to our metrics system. This will allow us to monitor anything we can measure.

Getting Your Data into Graphite

There are lots of different pieces of software that will allow us to collect metrics about our systems and applications with very little effort. We look at some popular and simple examples and how we can automate their installation using Puppet.

Monitoring Agent Examples

Being able to collect lots of data is great, but we can't sit and look at dashboards all day long. We'll configure a monitoring and alerting system to take our Graphite data and perform actions based on what it finds.

Actionable Data
4 Lectures 46:13

Agile software development revolutionized the way software was developed, much like how DevOps revolutionizes the way it is delivered. We'll learn about the goals of agile and look at specific examples of its implementation.

Preview 13:49

We know that retrospectives are valuable ways to collect feedback. We dive even deeper into that concept as we discuss learning reviews, things to enable your success, and pitfalls we need to be cautious of.

Learning Reviews

Practicing ChatOps is one of the most fun and effective ways of Sharing in a DevOps culture. We'll talk about what makes ChatOps so powerful and then build our own Chatbot to really bring the concept home.


There are lots of other ways the most successful companies practice sharing. We look at a few different techniques you can experiment with to bring sharing deeper and wider into your organization.

Other Sharing Tools
Where Do I Go From Here?
4 Lectures 33:13

We've learned over the duration of the course that DevOps is more than just Dev and Ops. We examine how you can bring other parts of the organization into the DevOps fold and enable the delivery of secure, high-quality software.

Preview 09:26

Solving the problems presented by auditors and compliance can be some of the most challenging parts of our work in IT. In this video, we'll examine how, armed with our DevOps approach, we can use the things we've learned to make these problems much easier to solve.


A company is more than just Dev, Ops, Security and compliance. It's a living, breathing ecosystem of many different departments and people, all working together towards the same goal. We take a look at how we can bring the entire system together.

Sales, Marketing, and Beyond

Peter Senge's idea of a Learning Organization shares many elements that we describe when talking about DevOps. We examine Peter's idea and present resources you can use to explore the areas of DevOps that interest you the most in greater depth.

Becoming a Learning Organization
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