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Puppet Without agent

asked 2016-08-15 06:41:34 -0600

Silvestri gravatar image

Hi guys,

I wonder if I can use the Puppet without agent. I only need the Puppet connect on some servers through SSH and run some command lines.

Do you know if Puppet do this?

Thanks a lot.


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you can run only a puppet agent, but your use case sounds like it would be better suited to using a remote execution tool like 'fabric' to manage external commands with python.

DarylW gravatar imageDarylW ( 2016-08-25 14:47:20 -0600 )edit

`saltstack` is also nice

Kai Burghardt gravatar imageKai Burghardt ( 2016-09-03 19:24:51 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-09-03 19:25:58 -0600

updated 2016-09-03 19:26:46 -0600

  • you run puppet agent, if you set up a client/server infrastructure with several clients connecting to a puppetmaster/puppetserver
  • you can use puppet apply, if there's no central configuration distributing puppetmaster/puppetserver, but you have to distribute your puppet manifests by other means (e.g. an NFS mount)

puppet docs: latest reference about “architecture” § stand-alone architecture

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