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Can we run multiple puppet agents on same host

asked 2013-10-21 12:48:20 -0500

Sudheer gravatar image

Can we run multiple puppet agents on same host( one pointing to local repo and the other to normal one)

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Idea is to install two agents in a single node.

Sudheer gravatar imageSudheer ( 2013-10-21 14:39:13 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-10-24 08:46:26 -0500

Yes, it is possible. You can run different puppet agents using different users.

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answered 2014-01-09 19:57:29 -0500

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Yes completely possible. I have a root agent and non root agent. Expect to do 4X the amount of work to get around not having root. Also puppet has issues around figuring the correct home environment to use. I would suggest you create a really good .bash_profile otherwise puppet will look in the default locations.

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answered 2014-01-09 05:56:10 -0500

mungler gravatar image

I think a bit more info (at least on the situation I am looking at) would be helpful here.

I work for a large corp and the IT department uses PE to manage machines which they provide to development teams. The development team would also like to utilise puppet to manage the configuration of the apps on that environment but they can not have access to the same master for security reasons. Installing a second agent on the machine whcih points to another puppet master would seem to provide a solution to this issue but comes with some potential pitfalls ... (more)

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You don't need another installation of puppet on the system unless you want to change versions from what your I.T department gave you. You can run puppet multiple times at once if run by unique users on the system. Essentially just change the configuration values like --server=myserver.company.com

cosman2001 gravatar imagecosman2001 ( 2015-07-14 10:50:21 -0500 )edit

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