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Ran puppet agent -t on puppet master by mistake

asked 2015-11-13 13:26:37 -0500

Aly gravatar image

updated 2015-11-16 09:06:48 -0500

It has been a while since I used puppet, and was refreshing myself how my environment was setup.

I went ahead and ran puppet agent -t on my puppet master, and it is now listed in my dashboard, and looks like it applied the config changes because the root password was updated.

Is there a way I can remove that entry without messing up the puppet master cert?

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answered 2015-11-13 18:01:07 -0500

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Aly, you can remove the cert if you don't want the node to be displayed in the dashboard. If this is the cert on your master, though, destroying (with puppet cert clean <cert> and puppet cert revoke <cert> and renewing a new cert for it will invalidate the certs of all of the infrastructure and any agents connected to it. Running puppet agent -t on any node, whether master or agent, is a manual instance of Puppet's regular intervals of puppet runs.

So you wanted to set more up on the Puppet Master before linking it up, is that why?

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Actually, no. This was a total mistake on my part. Problem is, I have around 50 systems already connected to the master. The only config changes made to the master was password update and ntp. Since this was manual, do you think I can just leave it? or should I renew the master's cert?

Aly gravatar imageAly ( 2015-11-16 08:54:11 -0500 )edit

You can leave it all as is if you want Puppet to manage those ~50 systems. If you want to see what nodes are reporting in successfully and other information under the hood, check out the last_run_summary.yaml file on the Master, generated from the various agents.

rachel gravatar imagerachel ( 2015-11-17 11:44:49 -0500 )edit

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