Install Puppet Discovery on a Linux machine.

Before you begin

Make sure you meet the system requirements for installing and running Puppet Discovery on Linux.

Note: To install Puppet Discovery on an air-gapped machine, see Installing in offline mode.
  1. Install and run Docker for your Linux distribution.
  2. Visit our downloads page and download the Puppet Discovery binary for Linux.
    Important: Create a directory in your home directory, and move the downloaded binary file to it.
  3. To make the binary executable, run this command:
    chmod a+x ./puppet-discovery
  4. From the same directory as the binary file, run this command:
    ./puppet-discovery start

    You are prompted to enter the location of your Puppet Discovery license.

    Note: If you have no license file, generate a trial license or retrieve the license generated by our sales team from Puppet License Manager.
  5. Enter the name and the location path of your license file.
  6. To agree to the terms and conditions described in the end user license, enter y.
  7. Set the admin password you'll use for logging into Puppet Discovery.
    CAUTION: Passwords can not be retrieved. Take a note of your password to ensure you do not lose your discovered infrastructure data. To change your password at any time, use the ./puppet-discovery config change-password command.
    To access Puppet Discovery on a local workstation, the URL is https://localhost:8443/ , or port 8443 on the host Puppet Discovery is installed on.  

    Log into Puppet Discovery with the password you just set, and start adding sources and credentials.

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