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query remote puppet master version from agent

asked 2016-10-21 11:26:47 -0500

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Is there any mechanism for asking a puppet agent the version of the remote puppet master to which it is configured (its puppet.conf's server key)? I am writing a sanity check to ensure that the agent version is compatible with the master version, for a multi-master environment.

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answered 2016-10-21 16:45:20 -0500

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updated 2016-10-22 22:10:46 -0500

In Puppet 4,

"The $server_facts variable provides a hash of server-side facts that cannot be overwritten by client side facts. This is important because it enables you to get trusted server facts that could otherwise be overwritten by client-side facts."

Puppet 4.x doc

In Puppet 3.x you get individual facts,

"Several variables are set by the Puppet master. These are most useful when managing Puppet with Puppet. (For example, managing puppet.conf with a template.)"

Puppet 3.x doc

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