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asked 2013-06-10 14:01:14 -0600

BaltoStar gravatar image

updated 2013-06-10 15:13:15 -0600

I have an Ubuntu PuppetMaster instance.

I need to manage a F5 BIG-IP (v10.2.4) device.

I'm following the directions posted on the puppetlabs site ( I don't have enough "karma" to post the link ).

Is it possible for the f5_proxy node to be co-located with the PuppetMaster server ? Or need they be separate servers ?

Alternately, perhaps I can perform my testing against the a software version of F5 ( F5 Virtual Appliance ) -- is it possible to install Puppet Agent on a software F5 box ?

What are the best practices ?

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answered 2013-06-10 16:47:15 -0600

nanliu gravatar image

updated 2013-06-10 16:47:37 -0600

The proxy can be the same system as the puppetmaster, it doesn't need to be a dedicated host. This is no different from installing puppet master/agent on the same system.

There's no reason to install puppet agent on the F5 device for several reason:

  • It's not supported, and F5 does not preserve these kind of customization during upgrades.
  • The puppet module manages F5 via iControl, so it's not manipulating files/commands on the F5 devices directly.
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Thanks nanliu. Ok so now I installed the Puppet agent via 'sudo apt-get install puppet' ( I'm on Ubuntu ) , but the install messages said it was installing v2.7.11 ...(more)

BaltoStar gravatar imageBaltoStar ( 2013-06-10 19:31:16 -0600 )edit

The Puppet agent and master use the same binary (typically `/usr/bin/puppet`), and thus are the same version. If you have concerns about the version being installed from your ...(more)

jgoldschrafe gravatar imagejgoldschrafe ( 2013-06-11 08:53:15 -0600 )edit

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