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Multiple versions of puppet agent

asked 2018-05-24 05:28:22 -0600

Romoh gravatar image

I am running a masterless puppet on windows. I have a requirement to install multiple versions of puppet 4.10 and 5.5 on the same windows server? Does it support multiple puppet agent on the same server?

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I am unsure of the purpose of doing so but it is nowhere recommended to manage the same node using two different/multiple agents. This will lead you in a conflict, configuration overriding etc.

Mr_Sharma gravatar imageMr_Sharma ( 2018-05-29 05:48:29 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-05-30 23:40:11 -0600

joshc gravatar image

That configuration is not supported for a few reasons:

  • All puppet-agent MSIs share the same UpgradeCode so installing 5.5 will automatically uninstall 4.10.
  • It's not possible to have 2 puppet services, since they are both named puppet
  • When running as a privileged account, puppet will always store data and client certificates in C:\ProgramData\PuppetLabs, which will conflict if you have multiple instances installed.
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