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Where will I find the puppet-agent of AIX 7.2 Open Source?

asked 2018-04-20 03:51:42 -0600

adeveas gravatar image

I'am currently finding the process on how to install the puppet-agent in AIX.

Unlike in RedHat, you just have to download the repositories and perform YUM Installation.

It seems the documents of Puppet 5.5 provides installation only for Linux, Windows and MacOS.

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answered 2018-04-20 10:34:35 -0600

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updated 2018-04-20 10:34:54 -0600

Binary puppet-agent packages for platforms like AIX are provided as part of Puppet Enterprise:

This is due to the cost of maintaining the proprietary hardware and licensing those platforms require as they can't be virtualized freely or easily on commodity hardware or public clouds. The components for building from source are available from public GitHub repos:

Assembling from source is non-trivial due to the number of components required, but should be possible. Some tweaking will be necessary as the default behavior of the repos is to fetch pre-built components from internal mirrors in order to short-circuit a lot of the build steps.

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Hi Csharpsteen, Thank you for your response. I've successfully install puppet-agent 5.5 in AIX 7.2 using gem install. I just have to test my current modules if they will be deployed properly. Regards

adeveas gravatar imageadeveas ( 2018-04-26 21:25:01 -0600 )edit

@csharpsteen, I'am just wondering what will be the impact if I will use the following setup. Puppet Master is Open Source, while the agents are enterprise version?

adeveas gravatar imageadeveas ( 2018-08-09 03:38:01 -0600 )edit

If you're paying for an enterprise license to get access to the enterprise agents, then you may as well run an Enterprise master to get the full benefit of the support entitlement.

csharpsteen gravatar imagecsharpsteen ( 2018-08-09 15:01:22 -0600 )edit

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