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puppet agent for windows newbie questions

asked 2013-06-12 14:49:37 -0500

BaltoStar gravatar image

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1

Puppet Agent for Windows 3.2.1

Start > All Programs > Puppet > Run Puppet Agent

"Running Puppet agent on demand ... Error: Could not request certificate: getaddrinfo: No such host is known. Exiting: failed to retrieve certificate and waitforcert is disabled"

How should I configure this agent ?

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answered 2013-06-13 11:38:03 -0500

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Please open a Window command prompt configured correctly for Puppet by following these instructions.

Next, run the agent with extra debugging like so and post the output back here for further troubleshooting:

puppet --test --debug

Also, what is the "server" parameter in your puppet.conf file set to? If it's the default value of "puppet", then you need to make sure your system can resolve that hostname in DNS or in your local hosts file.

If I had make a wild guess, I expect it's a DNS/hosts file lookup problem when the agent tries to resolve the ... (more)

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puppet.conf server=puppet (default setting) ... i changed it to the actual puppet master hostname and then agent was able to communicate

BaltoStar gravatar imageBaltoStar ( 2013-06-13 18:02:55 -0500 )edit

Excellent, glad it worked for you! If you can click the checkmark next to my answer, I would greatly appreciate it.

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2013-06-13 19:12:43 -0500 )edit

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