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Install PHP 5.3.X, PHP 5.4.x and PHP 5.5.x in the same environment using Puppet

Anyone already tried to install these three version using Puppet in Ubuntu? I have a VM that is managed by Vagrant and I want to have these three version so I can specify which PHP version I should ...
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On MacOS X, can I configure Wifi from Puppet or the command line?

I would like to create entries for the company's Wifi in every Mac via Puppet. Is this possible? (or if it is possible from the command line, I can figure out how to do it in Puppet)
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Can MacOS VPN be configured via Puppet (or the command line)

I run Puppet on MacOS X. I want to configure the Cisco VPN client using Puppet. Is this possible? (Or ... if it can be done from the command line, I can figure out how to do it in Puppet).
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Hiera datatypes wont load in Puppet

I have spent a couple of days on this, followed the instructions on http://downloads.puppetlabs.com/docs/puppetmanual.pdf and even the Puppet Training Advanced Puppet manual. When I run a test ...
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Renaming an OpenVPN server - how to keep from losing all clients?

I have been instructed to change the domain name on a bank of servers. One of these is for OpenVPN and I'm wondering how best to do this without cutting off all the clients. Each client is also ...
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Puppet: Nagios with regex node names

I am configuring a puppet master and want to rely heavily on hiera. Many of my systems will be almost identical due to being scalable. I have therefore created node manifests which use regex rather ...
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Need help writing a wrapper for Hiera yaml data

This post seems like it might be helpful but I haven't been able to adapt it to my needs. The meat of it is: $custom_thing = ('custom_thing',{}) create_resources(param, $custom_thing) full post on ...
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Hiera concatenated lookup from yaml

I am trying to configure the puppet-logstash module via Hiera. When I make the call to hiera('profiles::logstash::config'), the return value is a concatenated string. It tells me that it cannot ...
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puppet-logstash module produces a blank logstash.conf

I am probably confused on the proper usage. I have setup the configuration of my shipper using Hiera: classes: - os::repo - profiles::logstash::shipper logstash::configfile: 'input_file': ...
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cluster of services and restarting on package upgrade

I'm using puppet to manage a bunch of servers. Those servers run a simple service - exposed to the world via load balancer. That service's instances are independent in that they can run on their own, ...
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How do I use saz-sudo puppet module to deploy my own sudoers file with hiera?

I have saz-sudo installed and have created a site_sudo module based (I hope) on it. Here's what I have in my site_sudo/manifest/init.pp file: class { 'site_sudo': } sudo::conf { 'web': ...
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Puppet on Windows failing silently

None of my newly added Windows Puppet nodes seem to work, though none give errors. My Linux nodes work fine. I tried this line below in my nodes.pp, and a puppet kick runs without error, but does ...
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Nested Puppet Resources

Iv recently installed a puppetmaster and im trying to configure a puppet class with a nested resource. eg. class base { user { 'testuser': name => 'test', ensure => ...
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Puppet Duplicate declaration errors with virtual defines

I'm trying to use puppet to add all my users to a system and add all of them to a single group. However, I keep getting Error 400 on SERVER: Duplicate declaration: Group[users] is already declared ...
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Puppet implicitly includes a class?

A fellow engineer came to me with an interesting puzzle. He discovered that third party module (docker, in this case) which contains a class he wants to customize with parameters is not referenced ...
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“net ads join” fails in puppet exec but runs OK directly from command line

I have the following exec that joins a Linux (CentOS 6) host to an Active Directory domain. When run as root from the bash terminal, it runs successfully and the host is joined to the AD domain ...
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Network protocol of Puppet [closed]

I want to know, how puppet master process and agent process interacts with each other using network. I mean, what exactly occurs, when master process send commands from manifest to agent process and ...
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Getting a list of resources of a given type

I am setting up a dirvish backup system using puppet. Dirvish has the concept of a vault - a self-contained directory which contains the backup data and the configuration for what and how to backup. ...
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Managing AWS Beanstalks with Puppet

I'm thinking about using Puppet Enterprise to deploy sets of servers/services to Amazon Web Services. As far as I can tell, the best way to do this is via CloudFormation. Based on what I've read, ...
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Enable FastCGI on Apache with Puppetlabs/Apache

I'm using Puppetlabs/Apache to configure Apache. In the main puppet file, I call and configure it: class { '::apache': } class { '::apache::mod::fastcgi': } apache::vhost { "${::fqdn} non-ssl": ...
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puppet provisioning, new node, update configuration on master

What would be the preferred way to update the configuration of one node when provisioning new nodes? E.g. let's say there is a cluster-like environment i am provisioning nodes, let's say these nodes ...
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Puppet: conditional definition of types

I am not sure how to word this questions so please suggest an edit if you feels its inappropriate. I am trying to extend existing puppet modules with support of different OS. I have ran out into a ...
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Creating a resource only once with Puppet

I have a class which prepares config files and keys inside the puppet files folder so that they can be downloaded by other nodes. The class will be called once for every other node besides the puppet ...
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Puppet variables, defaults, merging and a template

During the task of writing a module, I found out that I have a huge amount of configurable parts. To better organize the module (for the sake of read- and maintainability), I have chosen to split ...
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Is there a streamlined way to export settings from an existing CentOS 5.10 server for local Vagrant provisioning? (Puppet, Chef, shell, or otherwise)

I've recently started the process of learning how to use Vagrant for spinning up a local development environment. (after getting frustrated with the various WAMP stack options) Vagrant is great so ...
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Puppet concatenate templates

In the module I'm currently working on, I got a load of configuration options that need to be set, have default values ... and should be fragmented into shorter template files as else it would be a ...
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Puppet exec command with variable not executed

I have a very simple Puppet (sub)module that should use Git to clone a repository from a remote location: class wppuppet::git( $location = '/var/www/wp' ) { file { $location: ensure => ...
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Puppet agent -t results in error: Failed to generate additional resources using 'eval_generate:

This problem occurs intermittently. I first experienced it yesterday, and I simply restarted from scratch and it disappeared but just came back today. I'm running Puppet v2.7.11 on EC2 servers running ...
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Referencing a global hash from Puppet DSL

I'm trying to reference a global hash from a Puppet DSL manifest, but scope.lookupvar is failing to find it. My declaration is in rubydefs.pp and is of the form $my_hash = JSON.parse(`...some stuff ...
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Puppet Split function fails

Problem Puppet split function fails since Puppet has been upgraded puppet to version 3.5.1, while this worked until 3.4.3 Code 1 $ports_regex = "80\\|443" 2 3 $ports_string = ...
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Puppet install of Openstack: Could not find resource 'Package[dnsmasq-base]Package[dnsmasq-utils]' for relationship on 'Package[neutron-dhcp-agent]'

ebug: Executing '/etc/puppet/etckeeper-commit-pre' debug: catalog supports formats: b64_zlib_yaml dot pson raw yaml; using pson err: Could not retrieve catalog from remote server: Error 400 on SERVER: ...
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Puppet Apply on Windows more than 28 times slower since version 3.3

Problem Puppet on Windows has been upgraded from 2.7.22 to 3.5.1 on Windows7. When puppet apply was executed it looked like puppet was stuck. A retry demonstrated the same behavior and the run ...
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How to ensure that the «if» statement gets parsed _before_ a given resource/class?

Sometimes there are complicated interactions between packages. To avoid class interface with countless, seemingly unrelated parameters, I though about using tags, defined(<resource>) function ...
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Puppet and managing .k5login with parameters and arrays

So I have Foreman set up, and would like to pass in a parameter that is basically a way to easily specify users and groups that can log in as that user. My idea is currently to have the parameter take ...
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Version Controlling Foreman & Puppet

I have just setup Foreman for the first time & am not sure how to go about putting all of my configurations under version control. I know I can use Git for each module I install on my Puppet ...
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ConnectionError: [Errno 111] Connection refused (Openstack installation through Puppet)

I have just completed an installation of Openstack through puppet, and after jumping through a few hoops have gotten to a point where I can attempt to log into the dashboard. When I do this I'm ...
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Using puppet and ensure latest for RPM package management

Using ensure => latest, I have systems which do not need all of the same packages. Will ensure => latest install the packages or only update if they already are present? If they are not ...
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puppet: how to submit command “yum update” to all agents?

I'm new to puppet and trying to create manifest which will request all agents to update all currently installed yum packages. What should be the best way to describe this in manifest?
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Invalid parameter config_hash: Attempting to install mysql (and Openstack) via Puppet

I've searched around for hints on how to solve this but I haven't been able to find anything concrete. I've seen Puppet apache module causing 'Error 400 on SERVER: Invalid parameter ...
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How to disable user's password via puppet securely?

I have my SSH servers setup to use only Public Key authentication with password authentication disabled. When adding users through puppet I would like to disable user passwords. So far I have came ...
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Puppet default node definition

I have some confusion about the default node. Will the classes defined in the default node only be applied if there is not other node definition, or do they get default and any other matching node ...
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Puppet 2.7 Ensure file on client updates when puppet:///file is updated on Master

I have a Perl script that I pushed out to all my Puppet Linux clients. I have since edited my script, module/modulename/files/scripts/a_script script on the Puppet master, but the clients don't get ...
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Can I administer Amazon RDS instances with, Chef? Salt? Puppet? Ansible?

On the face of it, it looks like I need to be able to install some software daemons on the target nodes for these things to work. If I can't do that (e.g. an Amazon RDS instance), what are my options? ...
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npm install not running properly over puppet

I'm having a problem running npm install when using Puppet to set up my application. I'm using Puppet to set up a node.js application that we will be using live in a few weeks. This application has ...
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puppet apply and extlookup

I still use extlookup (Yes, I know that it's deprecated :-( But I can't find time to move to hiera). My problem - I need to move from puppet master/puppet agent setup, to puppet apply that is run ...
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Puppet: create service before file but notify service if file changes

I want file "run" to be created AFTER Service nginx, but also i want to notify Service nginx if file run changes. Notify implies that it is run BEFORE nginx. The use case is the following. We use dj ...
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Puppet 3.3.1 Certificate verify failed

I`ve trouble to setup a master/node scenario with puppet 3.3.1 (puppet opensource) on both master and slaves. The slaves are on a windows and SLES machine. The Master is also on a SLES machine. The ...
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Finding a user's home from bash

I'm trying to get the value of a user's home from a puppet script. This particular user is a Samba user, not a local one, with the username of the form DOMAIN\user. I've tried the following, with no ...
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Puppet: substitute parameter in fact name

Here is custom fact: require 'etc' Etc.passwd do |user| Facter.add("homedir_#{user.name}".intern) do setcode { user.dir } end end It determine users home dir locations. Here is ...
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What is the best practice to set a global variable in puppet?

I have several modules which uses the same admin mail, right now it's hardcoded all over the place, is it correct to setup a global variable, I mean, with global scope or is there something else I can ...