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puppet server deamon not starting, Please HELP

asked 2013-01-18 11:38:04 -0600

hookitup gravatar image

updated 2013-01-18 16:51:18 -0600

so i have this puppet server managing about 900 machines. one machine was removed from the ORG and then when i run the clean command on the cert i get the error: Retrieved certificate does not match private key; please remove certificate from server and regenerate it with the current key

also the puppet server daemon is not running either and the reason why is because of the above error.

i found this machine and plugged it back in and tried removing the dir: /vsr/lib/puppet/ssl and /ssl then tried to retest it by doing puppetd --test then ... (more)

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Can you provide what version of puppet, what OS and how you installed (packages, gems, tarball, source etc)?

llowder gravatar imagellowder ( 2013-01-18 12:45:23 -0600 )edit

Where did you run the clean command? On the master or on the node you removed? There is no way to forcefully start the daemon with errors, they will have ...(more)

JoshCody gravatar imageJoshCody ( 2013-01-18 17:29:19 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-01-28 11:33:44 -0600

Justin Stoller gravatar image

The latest version of Puppet in OpenSuse 11.4 is 2.6

(I don't believe puppetd is in Puppet 3 -- replaced by calls to puppet agent)

You should be able to run puppet cert clean <agent certname> on the CA (master) and remove the $certdir on the agent and then have it successfully request the new key which you can sign on the CA. This can be annoying if your agent checks in before you've completed both steps -- you'll then have to start over. If in doubt give it the ol' Windows try and restart your daemons ... (more)

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