What is the most efficient way to manage multiple nodes through a puppetmaster ?

asked 2016-08-24 05:00:30 -0500

abhishekb gravatar image

updated 2016-08-24 23:50:58 -0500

Suppose i want to manage 70 nodes through my puppetmaster then where should i provide entries of those nodes. Because putting entries of all nodes in nodes.pp/site.pp is not a convenient way to manage these number of machines remotely.

Also it will be difficult to classify nodes in manifests file.

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Are you using puppet enterprise?

rajeevsharma gravatar imagerajeevsharma ( 2016-08-24 14:48:45 -0500 )edit

I know we can do it using Puppet Enterprise Console but i am looking if we can do it efficiently without using PEC. How can we do it using open source Puppet? For example - In chef or ansible we can store IPs/hostname in a text file and then configure them simultaneously.

abhishekb gravatar imageabhishekb ( 2016-08-24 23:49:51 -0500 )edit

It seems, you are looking something like Puppet ENCs. Please have a look at those if they are useful to you.

rajeevsharma gravatar imagerajeevsharma ( 2016-08-25 02:30:09 -0500 )edit