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VCS for Puppet and Satellite 6 / Foreman interaction

asked 2013-12-19 15:43:48 -0600

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updated 2013-12-19 15:45:10 -0600


Currently we use Puppet 3 and manage the configs with Subversion. We're also starting to use Foreman for Puppet reporting, but we understand that Foreman can do so much more.

Since we're using Subversion to control versioning of Puppet modules, manifests, etc, we haven't found a way to fully utilize the power of Foreman since anything written onto the puppet master by Foreman would get clobbered during the very next SVN commit.

Is there anyone out there who is using any VCS integrated with Puppet & Foreman that has posted or published a walk-through detailing what they ... (more)

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answered 2013-12-21 03:23:10 -0600

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You can still manage your modules using VCS with Foreman, it doesn't write anything to the puppetmaster or manage these itself (though Katello and by extension, Satellite 6 do).

In fact, Foreman ships with an optional git repo setup (foreman-installer --puppet-server-git-repo=true) which sets up a git repo under /var that you can push to (with branches mapping to environments), then extracts this out into /etc/puppet/environments/ when you push. Using this, your own VCS and deployment system or something like r10k is fine for managing modules.

Host and host group data, along with puppet classes and smart ... (more)

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