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What can I manage with Puppet?

asked 2016-11-21 02:59:33 -0600


I want to install puppet to manage a few servers a bit windows-like. I want to manage a LDAP, Postfix mailserver and Samba server. I want to be able to create a group and give a group rights on a samba share via puppet. And I would like to be able to create a mailbox directly when I create a user in openLDAP. A bit like it works with Active Directory and Exchange.

Can someone tell me If I can do that with puppet and where I can find documentation on how to configure this.

Thanks in Advance

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answered 2016-11-23 05:45:26 -0600

updated 2016-11-23 05:54:07 -0600

you can pretty much manage everything you mentioned with puppet. a very simple introduction would start by defining the end state of your servers as having:

  • packages
  • files
  • services
  • dependencies

there are many more things but looking at doing the above four initially will get you a long way towards doing what you want.

as a general introduction to puppet:

tools for learning puppet

also: virtual machine

many many more - google is your friend ;-)



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