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Learning VM (2016.1.2) fail to pin learning.puppetlabs.vm to group

asked 2016-06-15 11:56:23 -0600

Steve Thorn gravatar image


I'm enjoying the learning puppet VM - running on virtualbox. I'm only at the start and it was all going quite nicely. I added a proxy to install graphite, which worked hooray ! e.g.

 vi /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/puppet.conf 
    http_proxy_port = 3128  
    http_proxy_ip = MY.HOST.IP.ADDRESS

 puppet module install dwerder-graphite -v 5.16.1

I successfully added the graphite class yay!
However, the next step to pin a node to the node group Learning VM is failing. Here is what I tried 1. The Certname text box does not autofill with 'learning.puppetlabs.vm' so I attempted to run

 root@learning:/etc/puppetlabs # puppet agent -t
  Warning: Unable to fetch my node definition, but the agent run will continue:
  Warning: 500 "Internal Server Error"
  Info: Retrieving pluginfacts
  Error: /File[/opt/puppetlabs/puppet/cache/facts.d]: Failed to generate additional resources using 'eval_generate': 500 "Internal Server Error"
  Error: /File[/opt/puppetlabs/puppet/cache/facts.d]: Could not evaluate: Could not retrieve file metadata for puppet:///pluginfacts: 500 "Internal Server Error"
  Info: Retrieving plugin
  Error: /File[/opt/puppetlabs/puppet/cache/lib]: Failed to generate additional resources using 'eval_generate': 500 "Internal Server Error"
  Error: /File[/opt/puppetlabs/puppet/cache/lib]: Could not evaluate: Could not retrieve file metadata for puppet:///plugins: 500 "Internal Server Error"
   Info: Loading facts
  Error: Could not retrieve catalog from remote server: 500 "Internal Server Error"    
  Warning: Not using cache on failed catalog
  Error: Could not retrieve catalog; skipping run
  Error: Could not send report: 500 "Internal Server Error"

 root@learning:/etc/puppetlabs # quest status
 Quest: power_of_puppet
 √ Task 1: Use the puppet module tool to search for graphite
 √ Task 2: Install the dwerder-graphite module
 √ Task 3: Use facter to find the Learning VM's IP address
 X Task 4: Trigger a puppet agent run to install and configure Graphite

Can you help me to register the node/agent to the master/node group please ?
Many thanks

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answered 2016-06-16 07:07:38 -0600

Steve Thorn gravatar image

updated 2016-06-16 09:27:38 -0600

Ah soooo, both master and agent use http_proxy_..... in the /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/puppet.conf
My fix was this

 root@learning: # grep -v http_proxy /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/puppet.conf > /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/puppet-agent.conf
 root@learning: # puppet module install puppetlabs-ntp
 root@learning: # puppet agent -t --config_file_name=puppet-agent.conf

Thank you

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if you define it as an environment value (and you don't define it in the config file) puppet will use it. We have the problem that puppet.conf doesn't have a no_proxy option, so we have to do everything externally to the process

DarylW gravatar imageDarylW ( 2016-06-16 10:00:40 -0600 )edit

Thanks DarylW, yes a command line option like --no-http_proxy_host would have been ideal. The environment value is more '12 factor app' type fix great!

Steve Thorn gravatar imageSteve Thorn ( 2016-06-17 08:56:14 -0600 )edit

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