Published on 17 March 2014 by

Puppet Enterprise 3.2 comes with a simplified agent installation method that gets your agents up and running faster than ever. This system leverages the native package management system so you can store agent installation data within your local repository on your Puppet Master. Then you can use these built-in capabilities to install and update your agents in a streamlined fashion.

This new agent installation method should get you started with Puppet Enterprise faster than ever!

Chris Barker demonstrates the simplified agent installation method in this video:

Here's a rough outline of what's covered in the video:

  • 0:00: Demo of simplified agent installation
  • 2:07: Looking at the commands that are executed.
  • 4:02: Using Puppet Enterprise to install an agent that has a different operating system than the master.

This is the command Chris runs on the agent node in order to install the Puppet Enterprise agent:

curl -k https://<master hostname>:8140/packages/current/install.bash | bash

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