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Generate script for manually maintained node

asked 2013-04-01 11:29:32 -0500

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We're using foreman and have several nodes that are maintained by it. For one reason or another, we have a few nodes that will be unable to communicate with foreman and will need to be maintained manually. The way we've done that so far is to build a .pp file for the node based on the yaml export for a similar node and copy that, along with the other necessary module files and packages, to the manually maintained node and run puppet apply against it.

Is there an easy way to use foreman or anything else to generate ... (more)

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I take the system can't communicate with the puppetmaster either/same host?

domcleal gravatar imagedomcleal ( 2013-04-01 16:23:15 -0500 )edit

Correct, it's the same host.

dustyburwell gravatar imagedustyburwell ( 2013-04-01 16:49:43 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-04-01 16:39:34 -0500

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You can avoid converting the YAML to a manifest by using a simple ENC script with puppet apply. In the same way as a puppetmaster can call out to Foreman via the ENC script (/etc/puppet/node.rb usually), apply can call a script which could reference a copy of the YAML file you prepared earlier.

$ cat /tmp/ 
  puppetmaster: puppet
  root_pw: xybxa6JUkz63w
  - foo
environment: production

This is the simple ENC script and Puppet config:

$ cat /tmp/
exec cat /tmp/${1}.yaml

$ cat /tmp/puppet.conf 
node_terminus = exec
external_nodes ...
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Cool, I'll try this out tomorrow! Thanks.

dustyburwell gravatar imagedustyburwell ( 2013-04-01 16:51:06 -0500 )edit

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