I have a fairly large network, and I need to use some sort of configuration management tool to manage it. I've decided that Puppet Open Source meets my needs. How do I install it?
Do note: This should work (and has been tested on) Ubuntu 10.04 and 12.04.
Boot the server, and then change the hostname to
To do that, run
Now, reboot the server.
To properly set up puppet, you need to be the root user. So become root by running:
and then entering your password when asked.
Now, we're going to use the official Puppet repo, since it has newer versions of most of it.
To do that, head over to http://apt.puppetlabs.com/, and copy the link for your version of Ubuntu. I'm using 12.04, so I'll use the
Now we have the puppet repository added.
Now we have updated our sources.list, so apt-get knows where to find the puppetmaster package.
Now, you're ready go and pull the strings!