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determine effective configuration of agent or master

asked 2014-08-08 06:46:32 -0500

kronn gravatar image

I recreated my foreman-dashboard because I accidently it's database. The whole database. Recovering from that was rahter easy, as I'm not using it as ENC. Now the foreman-dashboard is working again, same URL, same Users. I can see all the facts for my nodes as those are imported from puppet.

Since that incident, puppet is not sending reports to foreman anymore. I suspect something other than a changed foreman, because even an error "could not sent to foreman" would be okay for me.

sudo puppet config print report says "store".

But /etc/puppet/puppet.conf says "foreman,puppetdb".

How can I determine the effective configuration of the master (or agent) process?

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answered 2014-08-08 10:30:38 -0500

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updated 2014-08-08 10:32:24 -0500

So what's going on here is the fact that we've got two confusingly similarly named configuration options. The reports option is for the agent and is a boolean, send reports or not. The reports option is for the master and actually defines the list of report processors.

The more reliable way to retrieve options is to execute Puppet in the context you want to get the variable. For example:

  • sudo puppet agent --configprint report
  • sudo puppet master --configprint reports
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Thanks, now I know that both agent and master are configured as they should be. One less thing to worry about.

kronn gravatar imagekronn ( 2014-08-10 12:15:00 -0500 )edit

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