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Follow the instructions below to manually setup your Puppet Master and Puppet Agent environment.

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Step 1 - Setup two instances

These instances can be either two cloud instances, two physical computer instances, or two local Virtual Machine (VM) instances. You should be able to SSH into both of the instances. Configure one instance as the Puppet Master and the other as Puppet Agent.

Step 2 - Setup Puppet Master and Puppet Agent

Follow the instructions below to initially install and then configure the Puppet Master and Puppet Agent respectively.

2.1 - Install Puppet

  • Puppet Master
    Follow the instructions below to install Puppet Master. 
    1. Sign into Puppet Master as the super user.
    2. Issue the following commands. Please refer the inline comments to identify the reason behind executing these commands.

      Code Block
      # Sync time between the Master and the Agent
      ntpdate pool.ntp.org ; apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install ntp ; service ntp restart  
      cd /tmp  
       
      # Download and install the Puppet distribution
      wget https://apt.puppetlabs.com/puppetlabs-release-trusty.deb  
      dpkg -i puppetlabs-release-trusty.deb  
      apt-get update  
      apt-get install puppetmaster 
    3. Check the Puppet version

      Code Block
       puppet -V

      The Puppet version should be 3.8.3 or higher.

    4. Edit the /etc/hostname file and set the property hostname.

      Code Block
      [puppet-master-ip] puppetmaster
    5. Edit your Puppet Master hosts file, which is /etc/hosts, as follows and set the Puppet Master hostname.

      Code Block
      127.0.0.1 localhost
      127.0.0.1 puppetmaster 
  • Puppet Agent
    Follow the instructions below to install Puppet Agent. 
    1. Sign into Puppet Agent as the super user.
    2. Issue the following commands to download and install the Puppet distribution.

      Code Block
      apt-get update  
      apt-get install puppet
    3. Edit the /etc/hostname file and set the property hostname.

      Code Block
      {host-ip}  qaa-node-1
    4. Edit the /etc/hosts file of your Puppet Agent.

      Code Block
      127.0.0.1 localhost  
      192.168.19.XXX puppet # Puppet Master's IP address 

2.2. - Configure Puppet

  • Puppet Master
    Follow the instructions below to configure the Puppet Master. 
    1. Sign into the Puppet Master as the super user.
    2. Create the following directory.
       /etc/puppet/environments/production
    3. Modify the /etc/puppet/puppet.conf file that corresponds to the Puppet Master by appending the following to the [main] and [master] sections accordingly.

      Code Block
      [main]
      dns_alt_names=puppetmaster,puppet
      environmentpath = $confdir/environments
      hiera_config = /etc/puppet/hiera.yaml
      [master]
      autosign=true
    4. Before restarting the Puppet Master, clean all certificates, including Puppet Master’s certificate which has its old DNS alt names.

      Code Block
      puppet cert clean --all
    5. Restart the Puppet Master for new configuration changes to take effect and to regenerate the certificate with the new dns_alt_names.

      Code Block
      service puppetmaster restart
    6. Download the Puppet Module Git repository files to a temporary folder.

      Code Block
      git clone https://github.com/wso2/puppet-modules.git <LOCAL_FOLDER_PATH>
    7. Prepare Puppet Modules as follows:

      1. Copy all the modules in <PUPPET_MODULES_HOME>/modules directory to the /etc/puppet/environments/production/modules/ directory.

      2. Install the Java module from puppetforge.

        Code Block
        puppet module install 7terminals-java 
      3. Install the stdlib module from puppetforge.

        Code Block
        puppet module install puppetlabs-stdlib  
    8. Prepare Hieradata.

      1. Copy the  <PUPPET_MODULES_HOME>/hiera.yaml file to the /etc/puppet directory.

      2. Edit the hiera.yaml file YAML data directory location as follows:

        Code Block
        :yaml: 
        	:datadir:  "/etc/puppet/hieradata/%{::environment}"  
      3. Copy the <PUPPET_MODULES_HOME>/hieradata folder to the /etc/puppet  directory.

      4. Rename the /etc/puppet/hieradata/dev directory to the /etc/puppet/hieradata/production directory.

    9. Prepare the site.pp manifest.
      Copy the <PUPPET_MODULES_HOME>/manifests/site.pp file to the /etc/puppet/environments/production/manifests directory.

    10. Prepare the files/packs.

      1. Copy the pack file (e.g, wso2am-1.9.1.zip) into the /etc/puppet/environments/production/modules/wso2am/files directory.

      2. Copy the JDK installation file (e.g., jdk-7u79-linux-x64.gz) into the  /etc/puppet/modules/wso2base/files directory.

      3. Add the JDK version (home) and filename information to the /etc/puppet/hieradata/production/common.yaml file.

      4. Update the /etc/puppet/hieradata/production/common.yaml YAML file with the JDK pack information. Specifically define the java_install_dir and java_source_file fields.
  • Puppet Agent
    Follow the instructions below to configure the Puppet Agent. 
    1. Sign into the Puppet Agent as the super user.
    2. Modify the /etc/puppet/puppet.conf file that corresponds to the Puppet Agent by appending the following to the[main] section.

      Code Block
      [main]  
      server = puppet

Step 3 - Set facters and run Puppet Agent

Follow the instructions below to set Puppet facters and run the Puppet Agent.

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