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How to apply a tag-like configuration to Nodes.

asked 2013-10-16 05:10:20 -0500

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I find myself repeating the same configurations of network-settings over and over again. Though using a network module, there's still a lot of repeating involved. Since I'm still working my way through all the different puppet functions, I was silently hoping that puppet-tags might attribute in solving this issue.
In my imagination somewhere down the road with puppet I'm only applying a tag to a node (let's say "webserver") and puppet will deploy packages and configurations specified from e.g. hiera to that node.
While reading through the documentation, puppet tags seemed either a bit ... (more)

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ramindk gravatar imageramindk ( 2013-10-16 11:26:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-10-16 10:07:08 -0500

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updated 2013-10-16 10:09:09 -0500

I think you're looking for a way to specify node roles and profiles. Together with ENCs or Hiera this can be very powerful.

See this blog article I found really useful:

A for-itself-speaking excerpt:

class role::www::dev inherits role::www { 
  include profile::webserver::dev
  include profile::database

class role::www::live inherits role::www { 
  include profile::webserver::live

class profile::webserver { 
  # Configuration for all webservers
  class { "httpd": } 
  class { "php": } 
  class { "memcache": } 

class profile::webserver::dev inherits profile::webserver { 
  Class["php"] { 
    loglevel   => "debug"

class profile::webserver::live inherits profile::webserver { 
  # Any live ...
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answered 2013-10-17 00:54:07 -0500

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Thank you both very much. That was exactly what I had in mind. Just completely explained and much further thought through than I had it done with my initial thoughts.
I thinks this will be the way to go for me here.

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Please don't use a new Answer just to say "Thank you". Instead, use the comment section and vote/mark as correct (as you already did). That is how Q ...(more)

gertvdijk gravatar imagegertvdijk ( 2013-10-17 03:31:42 -0500 )edit

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