Visualizing Puppet manifest resources and relationships

Puppet allows you to generate .dot files that show the resources and relationships present in the manifest files that you have. To generate these .dot files without actually applying the manifest files, perform the following command: puppet apply /path/to/manifest.pp –noop –graph This will place three .dot files in the output directory for graphs, by default […]

Installing latest version of Puppet on Ubuntu

The latest version of Puppet can be installed on Ubuntu by adding the Puppetlabs repository and then installing the official Puppet package: sudo wget http://apt.puppetlabs.com/puppetlabs-release-precise.deb sudo dpkg -i puppetlabs-release-precise.deb sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install puppet This will install the latest official version of Puppet. Check the version by issuing this command: puppet –version At […]

Installing latest version of Puppet on CentOS

The latest version of Puppet can be installed on CentOS by adding the Puppetlabs repository and then installing the official Puppet package: rpm -Uvh http://yum.puppetlabs.com/el/6/products/i386/puppetlabs-release-6-7.noarch.rpm yum install puppet This will install the latest official version of Puppet. Check the version by issuing this command: puppet –version At the time of writing, the latest version was […]