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HowtoForge: Configuration Automation & Centralized Management With Puppet on Ubuntu

Mar 07, 2007, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kent Brede)

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"This is a step by step tutorial on how to install the server component of Puppet (puppetmaster) on one machine, and the Puppet client (puppetd) on another. We then perform a simple test to make sure Puppet is working properly.

"If you're not familiar with Puppet, it's a configuration automation tool that allows you to centralize management of the various *nix flavors running on your network. Puppet supports central management of the important aspects of your systems, such as: files, packages, users, services, cron, mounts, etc..."

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