Puppet is IT automation software that helps system administrators manage infrastructure throughout its lifecycle, from provisioning and configuration to patch management and compliance.

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Puppet Master and Puppet Server Confusion

I recently started learning puppet after I joined my organisation a month ago. My organisation uses puppet 3 and is in the phase of moving to puppet 4. I am currently playing with puppet 3.8. Though ...
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puppet: `puppet resource <defined_type>` does not show defined type

I created a test.pp file and put in it a defined type that basically creates a file at /tmp/asdf. I ran puppet apply test.pp and verified that the file got created. However, when I go to puppet ...
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puppet - what lines get executed?

(puppet n00b) How do I check what lines get executed in a puppet run? We have a large codebase with many manifests and not all manifests get applied depending on the role of the computer. How can ...
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Centralized management of app.config parts for self-hosted .NET services

What will be the best way to handle these scenarios, if they are not one-time, but regular: Self-hosted services on a quite a bunch of machines are needed to be repointed to different database in a ...
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Puppet: how to add a line to an existing file

I am trying to add a line to an existing file /etc/fuse.conf. I tried this added a folder two folders under modules directory sudo mkdir /etc/puppet/modules/test sudo mkdir /etc/puppet/modules/test/...
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Create a folder and install software using puppet

Suppose I have a vm running on my pc. My vm has puppet installed. Now I want to install firefox on my pc not in my vm. I know to install firefox I can just do sudo apt-get install firefox on my pc but ...
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err: Could not request certificate: getaddrinfo: Name or service not known

Everytime I run puppet agent -t I get this error err: Could not request certificate: getaddrinfo: Name or service not known Exiting; failed to retrieve certificate and waitforcert is disabled I ...
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Why do I see “ [(no branch)] ”?

Hi I am new to puppet and doing free modules in a test environment on cents 7 from puppet website. Initially everything was fine but than I see "[(no branch)]" on command line. e.g; [(no branch)]root@...
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Puppet class with parameter

I am trying to get a puppet class with parameters, Here is what I've tried class testing ( String $file = 'testing' ) { file { "/tmp/$file": ensure => present, mode =&...
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I can't stop puppet by using Ctrl+C

After upgrading to puppet 3.8 I can't stop a puppet run by pressing Ctrl+C. At first I thought that maybe they capture SIGINT and ignore it. But if I do a puppet run from inside a docker container, ...
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Does restarting a Puppet Master service require regenerating for the SSL certificates of the servers it controls?

Do I have any special extra work I need to do, afterward, if I have to restart the Puppet Master service? Specifically, does this affect SSL certificates?
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How to create a conditional logging message in Puppet 4?

Currently I have something like this: package { 'foo': ensure => latest, }~> service { 'bar': ensure => running, enable => true, } warning('The "bar" service may or may not have ...
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Why does the Puppet Deployment of an RPM fail even though the package is available?

We made sure the package was available, and even manually downloaded it and installed it on one of the target servers. However, when we run Puppet to install our updated REST packages, we get the ...
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Puppet master: announce catalog version

I know that my puppet agents will report things like info: Applying configuration version '1444153925' and in the /var/lib/puppet/state/last_run_summary.yaml file config: 1444153925 Can I get my ...
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Running puppet script on remote machine

I am working on a vagrantfile which uses puppet script to do the provisioning. As a part of provisioning a lot of packages are installed and configured. Since the work is still in progress, i would ...
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Offline puppet agent installation from puppet master- Opensouce Puppet

I need to perform offline installation of puppet agents on 300+ servers. Servers vary in architecture and design and have no access to internet. Kindly suggest the best way to achieve this given ...
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Puppet 3.8 recipe for installing package via Python pip

Since I don't have Puppet 4.2 or later for the pip3 provider, what is an alternative approach to installing Python packages by hand via the 'pip3' command? If I use the 'exec' approach, how do I ...
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Change service startup “sequence” with puppet

When using service { 'ntp': ensure => running, enable => true, # [...] } puppet will make sure, that the service will start on boot. Therefore it is creating links for several ...
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Error in starting puppetmaster while upgrade

I am trying to upgrade my system (Linux mint 17): $ sudo apt-get upgrade And this is the output, (I have tried this more than once so I am copy+pasting the latest output) Reading package ...
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Automated Windows config-based installation (bare-metal) instead of backup restore [closed]

Given the current CPU/SSD performance and the ability to store important files on fail-safe storage (cloud, RAID, whatever), I'm finding that taking backups is "too 2000". Especially if you consider ...
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Specific version checking + if and else loop

just start puppet. As everyone else knows, starting something is always the most difficult. Well for practice I wanna do the following: I assume I am to put it in init.pp. if 'openssl' version == '...
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Script/program that listens for user input, reads logs for output and sends broadcast

During code deployments there is a risk of service/system failures. The Network Operations Center monitors alerts from servers. If the alert comes as a result of a code deployment then it might not be ...
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Agent limit in Puppet opensource

Is there any agent limit in Puppet opensource version? One of my colleagues suggested to double check. I did notice a 10 agent limit in evaluation version of enterprise version. Couldn't find any ...
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Vagrant Networking - can ping IP but not a FQDN

I have a CentOs vagrant machine and I have no problem pining an IP address such as: 216.58.223.4 When I try and ping: www.google.com, it is unable to find the network. /etc/resolv.conf This file ...
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How to fix when installing puppet client on centos 7 with dockerfile getting Error: Package: ruby-augeas-0.4.1-3.el6.x86_64

I'm trying to install puppet-client on docker centos-latest with this dockerfile # Base OS FROM centos # Install puppet ENV PUPPET_VERSION 3.7.3 RUN rpm --import https://yum.puppetlabs.com/RPM-GPG-...
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Install Postgresql 9.4 with Puppet

I would like to let Puppet manage Postgresql 9.4 on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I have install the https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppetlabs-postgresql module and configured it like this for 9.3: class { '...
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installing jenkins with puppet

I did google search for "install jenkins with puppet" and found this so i followed the first instruction: puppet module install rtyler/jenkins and it installed it. now I saw the next instruction, ...
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Installing packages with dependencies using puppet

I am new to puppet, for the process of learning it I created Puppet Master and Puppet Slave setup and configured a mysql module to install mysql on Puppet client. Below is the manifest file. class ...
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Interpolate File Contents Into Command Argument Used in Puppet Manifest

I have a SQL command that I would like to use as the value of a JSON node, which is a part of an index definition. All of this is passed as a command in a puppet manifest. I would like to ...
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Allow user to install packages using puppet

I need to allow some users to install packages on their systems, and the whole system is being managed by puppet. I have this file: #modules/polkit/manifests/init.pp define polkit( # ...
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Vagrant/Puppet/MySQL localhost issue

I have a vagrant file using puppet to configure mysql. Here is the relevant code in default.pp: class { '::mysql::server': override_options => { 'mysqld' => { 'bind_address' => '0.0.0.0'...
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What is the default web server in Puppet enterprise

I have a question, it might be trivial, but I needed to check as I did not see an explicit information so far. What is the default web server in Puppet Enterprise 3.3.2? In all puppet lab ...
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puppet dashboard installation with passenger shows default apache page

I am trying to install puppet on my CentOS 6.5 64 bit machine. The installation of puppet-server goes through fine and I am being able to install apache2.2.15 and passenger 4.0.53. I have installed ...
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How enterprise versions of Puppet map to community versions?

In particular, which 'community' version corresponds to the current 'enterprise' one, 3.3? I remember there was some magic involved: 'enterprise' 2.5 was 'community' 2.7 plus some GUI bells and ...
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Proper way of importing many manifest files with vhost definitions

I have the following simple puppet recipe: # Apache class { 'apache': mpm_module => 'prefork', # Determines which MPM is loaded and configured for the HTTPD process (event, itk, peruser, ...
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Can I use puphpet files to deploy a vps server without vagrant

I'm using puphpet/vagrant in local to work with symfony but I wanted to know if I can use puphpet's scripts/files to deploy it on my vps server if Im using the same OS.
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Error: Unknown Puppet subcommand 'module'

It seems there is a problem with puppet on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as its missing the module subcommand as follows: Installed puppet in version 2.7.11 $ puppet module install rafaelfc-pear Installing ...
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Can't get private GitHub repos to work with Vagrant/Puppet on Windows

I have a project and we use Vagrant for our development env. On Mac/Unix the provisioning works perfectly except in Windows, the problem is that forwarding agent doesn't work on windows and therefore, ...
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Puppet - removing user who is logged in?

I've just started learning puppet and have came across a problem I was wondering if anyone knew how to fix.I m trying to remove a user I get an error message stating that they are logged in so can't ...
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How to reject certificate request on Puppet Master?

I have some requests from agents that had bad hostnames. I've corrected this, but still have the outstanding requests with the bad hostnames. I tried: $puppet cert list "wrong.host.name" (SHA256) ...
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Add network account to local group with Puppet?

On a client Mac joined to an OS X Server Open Directory, is it possible to use Puppet to add a directory account to a local group on the client?
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What are pro and cons in using puppet master vs. distribute puppet manifests with git?

I've started reading about puppet and see that there are two main ways in how you distribute you puppet manifest; one is to use the puppet master and the second one is to use git to distribute them. ...
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puppet file_line: remove line with unknown number of whitespaces

I'd like to remove a line from the sudoers. All works fine as long as I give the exact line. But there might be differences in white space on some machines. Couldn't find a workaround even with "match"...
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Specific command not recognized in only one shell

I'm running Windows7 as OS as my development machine. It has various Shells: cmd Powershell Mysysgit GNU Bash <-- this is the one not working PuppetLabs Shell Nodejs Shell PHPStorm built in ...
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Is there any reason to use Puppet alongside with Docker?

I have tried Ops part of DevOps some time ago and it was quite fun, but I haven't time and reason to try it in any project. But last week I started new job, where boss asked me if I can configure ...
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Version Control Foreman / Puppet

I have just setup Foreman for the first time & am not sure how to go about putting all of my configurations under version control. I know I can use Git for each module I install on my Puppet ...
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How to git clone private repos within Vagrant VM, using host's SSH keys?

I'm able to use PuppetLabs vcsrepo to clone public git repos, but I'd like to also be able to clone private repos, using the host's SSH keys. What would the configuration look like for Vagrantfile ...
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How to ensure version 5.5.* for mysql with puppet?

How can i ensure that the latest patch version of 5.5 will be installed by the yum installer under CentOS? class { '::mysql::server': package_ensure => '5.5.*' }
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How do you handle patch versions with puppet?

We use vagrant with puppet. Now there is a question about setting the version of different applications. How specific do you ensure versions with puppet? For example mysql: Do you ensure to have ...
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Trouble running `emacs --eval` from Puppet

I want to automate installing Emacs packages with Cask, Puppet, and Vagrant. Source https://github.com/mcandre/mcandre-ubuntu Steps to reproduce I can do this manually in Emacs on my Mac: $ emacs ...