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Extending Puppet

By : Alessandro Franceschi
Book Image

Extending Puppet

By: Alessandro Franceschi

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Extending Puppet
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Propagating Puppet changes

Deployment of the Puppet code on production is a matter of updating the files on the directories served by Puppet Master (or, in a Masterless setup, distributing these files on each node), but contrary to other typical application deployments, the process doesn't end here: we need to run Puppet on our nodes in order to apply the changes.

How this is done largely depends on the policy we follow to manage Puppet execution. We can manage Puppet runs in different ways, and this affects how our changes can be propagated:

  • Running Puppet as a service: In this case, any change on the Puppet production environment (or what is configured as default) is propagated to the whole infrastructure in the runinterval timeframe.

  • Running Puppet via a cron job has a similar behavior: Whatever is pushed to production is automatically propagated in the cron interval we defined. Also, in this case, if we want to make controlled executions of Puppet on selected servers, the only approach...