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Puppet Essentials by Felix Frank

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Setting up the Puppet agent

As was explained earlier, the master mainly serves instructions to agents in the form of catalogs that are compiled from the manifest. You have also prepared a node block for your first agent in the master manifest.

Installing the agent software is easy—you did this at the start of Chapter 1, Writing Your First Manifests. The plain Puppet package that allows you to apply a local manifest contains all the required parts in order to operate a proper agent.

For the initial test, the following invocation is sufficient:

Setting up the Puppet agent

Puppet first created a new SSL certificate key for itself. For its own name, it picked agent, which is the ...

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