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failed to apply catalog upon initial puppet startup

asked 2014-01-02 08:17:01 -0600

phil gravatar image


I have been struggling with this for quite some time. After successful installation of the puppetmaster (enterprise 3.x) and agent (using yum install on the latter), I keep getting the following messages: Failed to apply catalog: execution expired and Could not send report: execution expired I have all the servers in one vlan. The puppetmaster comes up with the correct URL and I am able to ping using DNS. I also tried to run: puppet agent --test --server puppetmaster but get the same results. SSL keys are never exchanged nor do I see the request for it in puppetmaster.


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it says 'expired', does that mean you have to much clock drift between the master and the agent?

DarylW gravatar imageDarylW ( 2017-06-27 07:33:56 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-06-27 03:06:25 -0600

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You say you can ping the server using DNS, but did u try to actually connect to the Puppet port? (8140)

e.g using telnet?

telnet 8140

Do you see 'connected to ...'?

If not, perhaps a firewall is in the way.

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