Set up Puppet

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Project Name

Set up Puppet

Project Description

Puppet is an automation and configuration management tool, which provides system administrators centralized architecture that allows for consistent and scalable system management across platforms.


Relevant link(s) for online resources

1) Puppettables.com [1]

Project Leader(s)

Pirathapan Sivalingam [2]

Project Contributor(s)

Name(s) of people casually working on the project, or who have contributed significant help. Include links to personal pages within wiki

NOTE: only Project Leader(s) should add names here. You can’t add your own name to the Contributor list.

Project Details

Why we need puppet?

Imagine if you are an administrator for data center that have over 500 systems, where you need to change configuration often, how easy is it to do that? hah! easy? it is very hard to go to every system and do the changes. That is where puppets is to help you for centralized management. All the configuration is done at the puppet master, and then the clients will receive the changes.

All clients will communicate with puppet master periodically to see if there are any changes for respective configuration, and download the latest configuration and make sure it is synchronize with that configuration.Once the configuration applied, it will report to the puppet master asking if there are anything need to changed.


The pictures below shows how puppet master and client interact.

File:puppet.png

Project Plan

Goals for each release:

  • 0.1

1) Initial set up.

  Download the required software and setup in the testing server/client
  • 0.2

1) Install it in the ARM farm and testing.

  • 0.3

1) final Release and make it available for software developers.

Project News

This is where your regular updates will go. In these you should discuss the status or your work, your interactions with other members of the community (e.g., Seneca and Mozilla), problems you have encountered, etc.

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