Choose a Package Source
Download the “puppetlabs-release” package for your OS version. You can see a full list of these packages on the front page of http://apt.puppetlabs.com/. They are all named puppetlabs-release-(CODE NAME).deb.
Install the package by running dpkg -i
$ wget http://apt.puppetlabs.com/puppetlabs-release-precise.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i puppetlabs-release-precise.deb
$ sudo apt-get update
Install the Puppet Master
apt-get install puppetmaster
How to see client changes in the master log My default puppet configuration shows all the interesting changes in the client’s /var/log/daemon.log. I’d rather be able to see those client-side changes in the master’s log. Making this happen involves turning on puppet’s client reporting mechanism.
This is controlled by a setting in puppet.conf or a command line parameter to puppetd. I added the switch to /etc/default/puppet:
# Defaults for puppet - sourced by /etc/init.d/puppet
# Start puppet on boot?
# Startup options
server handling of reports
On the server side, puppet has several options for processing reports. The default is to create a yaml file in /var/lib/puppet/report/
reports = log
Now, if you fiddle with a puppet controlled resource on the client (like adding a blank line to /etc/hosts), and restart the puppet client, you’ll see puppet’s corrective actions reported in the master’s /var/log/daemon.log.
Signing Client Certificates
On the master:
puppet cert list
puppet cert sign blue.cs.umb.edu