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Foreman and puppet notify resource in node report status

We're using Puppet + Foreman to monitor changes in environment by checking custom facts. For example, whenever a custom fact equals 'true' puppet calls the Notify resource with a message sent to the ...
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Foreman/Puppet: Cert request is signed but host does not appear

at the moment I'm having a problem adding hosts to foreman. I added a client installing puppet from repo (according to the documentation of puppet) and configuring it. The puppet.conf of a client: ...
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Not authorized to call search on /file_metadata/sudo/conf

I tried to include a conf-directory to my puppet-sudo-module. Now I'm getting this error: Error: /Stage[main]/Sudo/File[sudo.dir]: Failed to generate additional resources using ...
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Foreman Parameters & Salt Nested Pillars

Is there way to set multilevel names in Foreman parameters (for interaction with Salt Pillars) through Foreman? For Example: open_vm_tools: lookup: disabled: False package: open-vm-tools ...
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Adding BMC support errors our with 500

I'm getting a new Foreman instance (v 1.10.1 on Ubuntu 14.04) stood up. I would like to add BMC to the nodes, but running into an issue. I'm able to add the BMC interface, but when I go to view the ...
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Foreman/Puppet: Add User to sudoers with a module

I would like to improve my skills in Foreman and Puppet. To do so I would like to get some easy tasks done. In my configuration all servers belonging to host group "Basic" should get a basic setup - ...
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Puppet/Foreman - Hostgroups and classes

I successfully set up foreman and puppet. Now I'm trying to configure host groups which should contain a specific configuration. My example: Host group "Basic" should get a special MOTD. I installed ...
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Puppet and The Foreman: Can not import classes

I followed the Digitalocean-Tutorial to set up Puppet and The Foreman. At the moment I'm on the point Add NTP Module To Foreman - I would love to import the class to the foreman Click on the ...
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Least privilege AWS IAM policy for Foreman / RH Satellite to fully manage an EC2 compute resource

First post, so I apologize in advance if I miss some conventions. I'm trying to discover the least privilege access required for Foreman/RH Satellite to be able to fully manage an EC2 compute ...
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Duplicate host records in Foreman when VM is created by Foreman in OpenStack

I managed to connect Foreman and OpenStack, so that I can create VMs in OpenStack using Foreman web interface. I am using cloud-init, or how Foreman calls it, user data provisioning template in order ...
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Using exec with puppet device management?

I'm trying to use puppet's network device management feature to configure Cisco routers. I know its just running ios commands so how can I extend it by having it run my own ios commands? I want to ...
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What services do I have to restart to effect config changes in puppet.conf when using foreman?

I have puppet 3.8.4 installed via the latest foreman installer. I enabled the $facts['fact_name'] hash by putting these lines in my puppet.conf: trusted_node_data = true trusted_server_facts = true ...
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After initial setup cannot sign in to Foreman web console with admin account

Edited post to show how I installed foreman I'm new to ruby and I am trying to install Foreman on CentOS 7. I followed the install guide for my distro to do this: sudo yum -y install epel-release ...
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How can I manage dual boot with Foreman?

I have about 80 machines that need to boot both CentOS 7 (for most applications) and CentOS 6 (for one stubborn app). There seems to be very little documentation out there on getting Kickstart files ...
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How to use theforeman/foreman to bootstrap?

I've used the Foreman installer in the past to get a server up and running, but I'm now trying to do the same thing as a bootstrap I can reliably repeat. There's a PuppetForge module, ...
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add nodes to Foreman

I'm completely confused how I can add my servers to Foreman. I've setup a Foreman server, I pointed the /etc/puppet/puppet.conf "server" directive to my Foreman server, and I under ...
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Foreman Puppet Class Order

I am new to Foreman and there are some problems getting startet! How the application of puppet classes can be ordered in Foreman? Is there a possibility not using puppet stages? Thanks a lot! Marcus ...
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Foreman subclasses

I am new to Foreman and need help. For manipulating the fstab file from a configured host I installed the ceh/fstab module. So far okay. But editing smart class parameters from fstab does not give the ...
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Can I convert an internal user into LDAP user in Foreman?

I've got several users set up in Foreman 1.9, and I've just enabled LDAP authentication. I can get a new user logged in, but lots of machines are owned by older users, and there is editing history for ...
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Heroku `local someProcess` dies after printing a newline `\n`

On OS X Yosemite, given the following Procfile: simpleProcess: php seriouslyWtf.php Inside seriouslyWtf.php: <? echo "hello\n"; echo "world\n"; Run the process using heroku local: $ heroku ...
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Other vhost aliases next to Foreman

After installing foreman on default URL, other aliases like /phpmyadmin or /ganglia don´t work anymore; "Page not found". What´s the best way to get them working again next to the foreman GUI and ...
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Foreman: Error: Host did not respond within 20 seconds

I'm getting this error when trying to push out a package to a content-host through foreman. Host did not respond within 20 seconds. Is katello-agent installed and goferd running on the Host? I ...
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Foreman: Pass host comment to puppet

In the Foreman there is the ability to set a comment for hosts. I would like to pass this comment to a puppet class assigned to these hosts so that the comment can be printed in the motd of the hosts. ...
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Foreman 1.7.5 with Openstack Icehouse (Nova)

We have a Foreman instance that uses Openstack for the VMs. Sometimes when we make an API call to create a new VM, the new VM does not get assigned the "Float IP" in DNS, but instead it gets assigned ...
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Easiest way to view puppet reports on pending (i.e., --noop) changes

My Puppet environment consists of a master and numerous agents which are run manually via the invocation of puppet agent --test. I am attempting to find the easiest (i.e., human readable, at-a-glance ...
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Changing the Default Foreman URI

I have just installed the latest instance of foreman on a RHEL 7.1 VM. Now that it is installed the httpd configuration has changed so that the foreman URI is http(s)://(server)/. This has broken ...
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Foreman smart-proxy fails to start on Windows (Server 2012 R2)

I recently discovered Foreman and installed a 1.9.1 release to help me manage and provision my servers. The foreman server is installed on the same machine of my puppet server. Now, I want to use a ...
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Puppet-Foreman: Hosts are not updated on default runinterval, what could be the cause?

Linux servers in my company are configured and managed by Puppet which installed with Foreman. While looking at the Foreman dashboard I can see that 95% of the servers appear as synced and updated ...
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Foreman 404 while trying to obtain the token

Foreman is giving my kickstart hosts a 404 while trying to get the token. Any ideas what this could be caused by? I tried with wget as well but no luck. /var/log/http/foreman_access.log: -0400] "GET ...
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Foreman server provision complains /tmp/ks.cfg

I installed foreman 1.9.0 on a redhat 7.1 and try to provision a centos 6.6 with the default kickstart and kickstart pxe. I tried to modify parameters, but it complains all the time on the same ...
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Unable to install foreman-installer on CentOS 6.6, what could be the reason?

I'm trying to install Puppet 3.x using Foreman-installer. I've following this guide after doing the following steps: Installed a clean installation of CentOS 6.6. Added foreman and puppet repos. ...
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Failing to install Foreman puppet on Centos 6.5

I've tried to install Foreman puppet on Centos 6.5 machine and failed. I followed these steps: http://tuxlabs.com/?p=64 And while running foreman-install I received the following error: ...
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Configure puppet/foreman to update multiple servers

I just managed to install foreman on CentOS 7 and connected 4 agents to the puppet master, I was wondering if it is possible and how to update all 4 ubuntu servers at once and what will be the safest ...
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Serving directory listing in Foreman

I'm trying to serve up a directory listing via http(80) while running Foreman. I've attempted to edit the 05-foreman.conf and 15-default.conf files in /etc/httpd/conf.d in order to allow directory ...
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Disable Puppet ENC part in Foreman

I looked for this for days now, and I'm quite depressed. We want to use Foreman as a monitoring and provisionnig tool. We would like to deactivate Foreman's ENC and use only Hiera. How could I manage ...
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Foreman displays a server as “out of sync”, what could be the reason and what is the right way to troubleshoot such an issue?

There's a puppet server in the company I work for with Foreman installed. There are around 200 Linux machines which are being managed by the Puppet server. When looking in the Foreman GUI, most ...
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Best Foundation for Mesos Deployment

We are currently in the process of designing the architecture of our new Apache Mesos cloud setup. The goal is to unify our systems by moving different stacks onto the same architecture. The main ...
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Foreman VM provisioning without SSH and DHCP/DNS

I am trying to implement Foreman to allow us to manage and provision servers for the customers that we manage, I have installed Foreman in a central location and then installed a Foreman Smart Proxy ...
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Deploy a disk image on bare-metal

I try to understand Foreman and other deployment/provisioning systems, and how to use them best. Granted, installing the OS with some kind of prepared answers and scripts - Kickstart, AutoYAST etc. - ...
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Will Foreman run under multithreaded passenger?

Is it safe to run Foreman under the "thread" concurrency model in passenger, by setting PassengerConcurrencyModel=thread? It seems like this should be an easy answer to find, but for some reason I'm ...
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Puppet unable to send facts to Foreman - “tlsv1 alert unknown ca”

I recently updated Katello to 2.2 and Foreman now to 1.8.1, and it appears somewhere in the upgrade that Puppet now cannot contact Foreman: > [root@virt5 ~]# puppet agent --test info: > ...
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Can foreman handle nested subnets?

In Foreman 1.8 one can manage subnets through the web-interface at Infrastructure > Subnets. However, when I add a /24 (e.g. 10.10.0.0 with a subnetmask of 255.255.255.0), I cannot add anything less ...
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Satellite 6's puppet is unable to find the hiera data sources

Using Satellite 6 which comes with Foreman 1.6.0.53. By default, Puppetlabs' documentation states that hiera configuration should be in $config/hiera.yaml. # puppet config print confdir hiera_config ...
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Puppet node no picking up hiera parameter from global.yaml file

I am using Foreman, Puppet and Hiera to provide parameter data for my nodes. Each node has its own node.yaml file on the Puppet Master in /etc/puppet/hieradata. There is also a global.yaml file ...
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Foreman - Match has already been taken

Foreman Version 1.6.3 When I try to edit one of my hosts - change hostgroup - I get the following error: ActiveRecord::RecordInvalid Validation failed: Match has already been taken ...
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Using Foreman to install packages

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server running Foreman and Puppet (as the master), and some other Ubuntu 14.04 machines which are Puppet nodes. I want to use Foreman to make sure the Puppet nodes have certain ...
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Integrating Foreman 1.7.1 with Chef12

I am trying to integrate a new Foreman 1.7.1 with a new Chef 12 server. I've installed them both and I wish to integrate it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtR0mCeisbs will be my inspiration). I ...
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unattended update PCs via foreman

I have recently became responsible for about 50 workstations running Mint Linux 17. The PCs are used for very basic data entry and only require a working browser. Although i'm told the PCs basically ...
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Foreman can't import Puppet Environments

I'm running Foreman 1.7 with puppet 3.4.3. I've configured my environments using this: ...
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VMs with same name an IP

Does Foreman support managing several VMs with same name and IPs, but with different certname? for example: NAME IP CertName VMLinux001 10.0.0.2 VMLinux001@domain.com ...