Quick Start : Puppet
This is mostly a note to myself in case I ever need to do this again. I’ve already got a git managed puppet config and need to remember how to deploy it on a new server.
- Debian based server (Debian, Ubuntu)
- git repo for existing /etc/puppet
- if you don’t have an existing repo, you can turn the default /etc/puppet into one later
On your server
You’ll need to install the tools and your configuration:
Installing Puppet Master
sudo aptitude install puppetmaster vim-puppet
Install git managed puppet repo
Don’t forget to change the repo name where necessary!
sudo mv /etc/puppet.default/ /etc/puppet sudo mv /etc/puppet/ /etc/puppet.default/ git clone email@example.com:chiselwright/puppet-chizography.git puppet sudo mv puppet /etc/ sudo /etc/init.d/puppetmaster start
Creating a new puppet config repo
If you want to create a repo from the default configuration, now’s the time:
cd cp -R /etc/puppet . cd puppet git init git add . git commit -m 'initial commit'
Add remotes, etc, to your heart’s content.
On your desktop/victim
Assuming Debian based still (Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint)
sudo aptitude install puppet vim-puppet
Add puppet to local hosts file. Don’t forget to change the name of the puppet server!
sudo bash -c 'echo $(host chizography.net |grep address |cut -d\ -f 4) puppet >> /etc/hosts'
Run the first update:
sudo puppetd -tv --waitforcert 60
Generating certificates on the server
If you get stuck waiting for the certificate jump back on the server and run:
sudo puppet cert -s --all
By default the puppetmaster shouldn’t auto-sign incoming requests.
You now have a puppetmaster and (at least) one managed machine.