Couchdb facts terminus for Puppet

Published on 21 November 2010 by

Starting in Puppet 2.6, its possible to store all facts in a couchdb database.

Installation for CentOS 5.x

  1. ensure that epel, base and updates yum repos are enabled:
  2. install couchdb

    yum install couchdb
  3. ensure that rubygem is installed

    yum install rubygems
  4. install gcc

    yum install gcc
  5. Install couchrest 1.0.0 (note: 1.0.1 does not work with ruby 1.8.5)

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Puppetcast: New Puppet Dashboard features

Published on 18 November 2010 by

Here's the latest cast by Nan Liu with a short drive-by of some of the recent improvements to the Puppet Dashboard.

  • Expand on daily run status to be beyond 30 days
  • Set timezone
  • Nodes no longer reporting - timeframe can be changed


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Puppetcasts on Dashboard and Inventory Service

Published on 17 November 2010 by

In our continued efforts to help you get the most out of Puppet, our professional services team is working on bite-sized content in the form of Puppetcasts. Here are two casts created by Dan Bode.

New Features for Puppet Dashboard

This cast covers the inventory service query, 2.6 reports, and reports for catalog compilation failures.

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Puppet Labs releases Puppet 2.6.3!

Published on 17 November 2010 by

We're back with a new release: 2.6.3. This release addresses some issues in the 2.6.2 release.

2.6.3 is a maintenance release in the 2.6.x branch and it contains only bug fixes and no new features. It should be considered the stable release for 2.6.x.

The release is available for download here.

Report any feedback on this release via the Puppet Labs Redmine site.

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