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puppet kick from master gets connection refused from agent

asked 2016-04-18 06:13:10 -0600

raghav gravatar image

updated 2016-04-18 09:40:23 -0600

I have installed puppet agent (windows) and master successfully. When i download the node from agent it works fine (puppet agent -t ) and the nodes are pulled successfully.

But when i trigger the same from the puppet master,

puppet kick --host agent01

i get connection error as below.

Error: Host agent01 failed: Connection refused - connect(2)

I did a wireshark in agent machine and i could see the connection made to agent at port 8139 and is responded with a red ACK message.

Since the connection has reached the agent, am assuming agent rejected the connection. Could some one please help me fix this problem.

Puppet.conf at agent

 autoflush=true environment=production
 pluginsync=true listen = true

auth.conf at agent:

path /
method find, search, save
auth yes

path /run
method find, search, save
auth yes

path C:/ProgramData/PuppetLabs/puppet/var/run
method find, search, save
auth yes

However, if i run puppet agent --no-daemonize --debug from the Powershell console, the build gets pushed successsfully.

So the failure happens only if run the agent from Puppet Agent as windows service.

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I believe puppet kick was removed in favor of mcollective.

awippler gravatar imageawippler ( 2016-04-19 11:05:28 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-05-04 10:23:49 -0600

Nirbhay gravatar image

puppetserver listens on port 8140 on version 4+

you can always check if a port is listening by

$ netstat -nap | grep 8140

try running following command from master

Following command is for starting the server :

$ puppet resource service puppetserver ensure=running

This command is to enable the server.

$ puppet resource service puppetserver enable=true

Let me know if it worked or not.

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puppet kick was deprecated in 3.x, and removed in 4.x

DarylW gravatar imageDarylW ( 2016-05-04 22:18:42 -0600 )edit

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