puppet-node man page

puppet-node — View and manage node definitions.

Synopsis

puppet node action [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH]

Description

This subcommand interacts with node objects, which are used by Puppet to build a catalog. A node object consists of the node´s facts, environment, node parameters (exposed in the parser as top-scope variables), and classes.

Options

Note that any setting that´s valid in the configuration file is also a valid long argument, although it may or may not be relevant to the present action. For example, server and run_mode are valid settings, so you can specify --server <servername>, or --run_mode <runmode> as an argument.

See the configuration file documentation at http://docs.puppetlabs.com/references/s… for the full list of acceptable parameters. A commented list of all configuration options can also be generated by running puppet with --genconfig.

--render-as FORMAT
The format in which to render output. The most common formats are json, s (string), yaml, and console, but other options such as dot are sometimes available.
--verbose
Whether to log verbosely.
--debug
Whether to log debug information.
--extra HASH
A terminus can take additional arguments to refine the operation, which are passed as an arbitrary hash to the back-end. Anything passed as the extra value is just send direct to the back-end.
--terminus TERMINUS

Indirector faces expose indirected subsystems of Puppet. These subsystems are each able to retrieve and alter a specific type of data (with the familiar actions of find, search, save, and destroy) from an arbitrary number of pluggable backends. In Puppet parlance, these backends are called terminuses.

Almost all indirected subsystems have a rest terminus that interacts with the puppet master´s data. Most of them have additional terminuses for various local data models, which are in turn used by the indirected subsystem on the puppet master whenever it receives a remote request.

The terminus for an action is often determined by context, but occasionally needs to be set explicitly. See the "Notes" section of this face´s manpage for more details.

Actions

clean - Clean up signed certs, cached facts, node objects, and reports for a node stored by the puppetmaster

Synopsis

puppet node clean [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] host1 [host2 ...]

Description

Cleans up the following information a puppet master knows about a node:

Signed certificates - ($vardir/ssl/ca/signed/node.domain.pem)

Cached facts - ($vardir/yaml/facts/node.domain.yaml)

Cached node objects - ($vardir/yaml/node/node.domain.yaml)

Reports - ($vardir/reports/node.domain)

find - Retrieve a node object.

Synopsis

puppet node find [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] host

Description

Retrieve a node object.

RETURNS

A hash containing the node´s classes, environment, expiration, name, parameters (its facts, combined with any ENC-set parameters), and time. When used from the Ruby API: a Puppet::Node object.

RENDERING ISSUES: Rendering as string and json are currently broken; node objects can only be rendered as yaml.

info - Print the default terminus class for this face.

Synopsis

puppet node info [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH]

Description

Prints the default terminus class for this subcommand. Note that different run modes may have different default termini; when in doubt, specify the run mode with the ´--run_mode´ option.

Examples

find

Retrieve an "empty" (no classes, no ENC-imposed parameters, and an environment of "production") node:

$ puppet node find somenode.puppetlabs.lan --terminus plain --render-as yaml

Retrieve a node using the puppet master´s configured ENC:

$ puppet node find somenode.puppetlabs.lan --terminus exec --run_mode master --render-as yaml

Retrieve the same node from the puppet master:

$ puppet node find somenode.puppetlabs.lan --terminus rest --render-as yaml

Notes

This subcommand is an indirector face, which exposes find, search, save, and destroy actions for an indirected subsystem of Puppet. Valid termini for this face include:

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exec
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ldap
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memory
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msgpack
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plain
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rest
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store_configs
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write_only_yaml
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yaml

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