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Learning Puppet for Windows Server

By : Fuat Ulugay
Book Image

Learning Puppet for Windows Server

By: Fuat Ulugay

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Learning Puppet for Windows Server
About the Author
About the Reviewers

The host groups

The host groups are used for the management of different computer groups. For example, we can create a group for the servers and another group for the clients, or we can create different groups for each department such as finance, human resources, and information technology. If you have different needs for different hosts, then it makes sense to create groups and assign the relevant hosts to them.

For our example, we will keep it simple and create two host groups for the servers and the clients. After this, we will also create subgroups.

Managing the host groups

From the top menu, we select Configure | Host Groups. From the new screen, we select the New Host Group button. We need to fill the following:

  • Name: Name of the group.

  • Environment: We only have the production environment at the moment, and we are selecting it.

  • Puppet CA: This is the server for the Puppet certificate authority server. In our case, it is same as the Puppet Master.

  • Puppet Master: This is the Puppet server.