I want to check the status of command ntpq -p from various servers after installing the package and ntp configuration file and running the ntp service .how do I get the output from all the hosts in a file

asked 2017-02-05 22:26:46 -0600

Sonu gravatar image

I want to check the status of command ntpq -p from various server to ensure if the ntp is in sync with ntp server

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It depends on what you are trying to accomplish. This sounds more like a monitoring problem than a 'puppet' problem. If you want to do this ad-hoc, somehing like https://docs.puppet.com/mcollective/ ?

DarylW gravatar imageDarylW ( 2017-02-06 07:53:25 -0600 )edit

a 'roundabout' way to do this would be to have a custom fact that would get the information you need from ntpq -p, and you can look up fact information in puppetDB https://docs.puppet.com/puppetdb/ with https://docs.puppet.com/puppetdb/4.3/api/query/tutorial-pql.html

DarylW gravatar imageDarylW ( 2017-02-06 07:55:40 -0600 )edit

If you create an exec resource for it with logoutput => true, then the output will appear in the agents' reports.

Josh gravatar imageJosh ( 2017-02-06 14:42:11 -0600 )edit

This is not a puppet problem. for i in `cat servers.list` do ssh $i 'hostname; ntpq -p' >> /tmp/ntpq.res; done.

puser gravatar imagepuser ( 2017-02-07 14:18:31 -0600 )edit

I had made a module of ntp which includes package,file and service resources..just wanted to know how if all hosts are syncing with ntpserver...Thanks all for that insight . appreciate your help...

Sonu gravatar imageSonu ( 2017-02-07 19:36:39 -0600 )edit