Puppet

Puppet, Foreman, Facter, Mcollective

Troubleshooting Puppet / Puppet Troubleshooting

Talk I gave at puppetcamp seattle 2014 http://goo.gl/b2NISc

In the first part, Troubleshooting Puppet talks about problems with communication, how to make sure puppet is running and connecting to a master. In the second part, the talk moves on to compilation and catalog application issues. Real world solutions are presented throughout.

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Who's checking in, the mcollective trick.

This keeps coming up so I thought I'd share one trick we've used to figure out if there are stale nodes out there. These are nodes that are failing to update for various reasons that won't be reported in your reporting mechanism. One of the common causes is an expired or revoked certificate. The agent never gets far enough to report a failure.

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