Thursday, 13 June 2013

Installing and Testing the Puppet Agent Software – Windows

In my previous post I showed you how to install the puppet agent software on a Linux box (Specifically Centos).  This article shows you the steps to install the agent on a Windows box (Specifically Windows Server 2012). 

Prior to installing ensure you have added .NET Framework 3.5 feature via Server Manager.  Download the Windows puppet installer and copy up to your server.  In this example I will be using puppet-enterprise-2.8.1.msi.  Once this has been copied up start the installation and click Next to continue:

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Accept the license agreement and click Next:

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Enter the hostname of the puppet master server and click Next to continue:

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Finally click Install to start:

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The installation should take a few minutes to complete and the click Finish to complete:

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Once the agent software has installed you will have to approve the request as per the previous article with the following command:

puppet cert sign <hostname>

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Once you have approved the request the server should appear within the puppet master GUI within 30 minutes:

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In the next article I plan on showing you exactly what you can do with puppet so stay tuned.

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