Thank you for choosing Puppet Enterprise (PE). System administrators use PE to programmatically provision, configure, and manage servers, network devices, and storage, whether in a data center or in the cloud.

This guide covers how to install, configure, and use the Puppet Enterprise Azure Marketplace template for Azure Resource Manager (ARM).

For additional information about Puppet Enterprise, see these pages in the PE documentation:

Overview

This Puppet Enterprise Azure Marketplace Image contains a monolithic installation of PE, comprised of a collection of PE services running on a single Azure VM—the Puppet master. The PE Architecture Overview describes PE's major services and components.

After you launch the VM with the ARM template, PE is automatically and securely configured during operating system boot. Unique keys and certificates are generated, PE services are started, and the local node is brought under PE management.

Next, install Puppet agent on systems that will be managed by the master. Agent packages are included for all supported platforms, including *nix distributions, Windows, and macOS, so you can quickly deploy and provision a PE-managed virtual network.

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