Modules are self-contained bundles of code and data. You can write your own modules (more about that later), and you can can download pre-built modules from the Puppet Forge.
While you can use any module available on the Forge, PE customers can take advantage of supported modules. These modules are designed to make common services easier, and are tested and maintained by Puppet. In this quick start guide, you’ll install the puppetlabs-apache module, a Puppet Enterprise-supported module.
Step 1: Install a Forge module
Install the Apache module by running:
puppet module install puppetlabs-apache.
The result looks like this:
Preparing to install into /etc/puppetlabs/code/environments/production/modules ... Notice: Downloading from http://forgeapi.puppetlabs.com ... Notice: Installing -- do not interrupt ... /etc/puppetlabs/code/environments/production/modules └── puppetlabs-apache (v1.1.1)
You have just installed a Puppet module! Modules contain classes, which are named chunks of Puppet code and are the primary means by which Puppet Enterprise configures and manages nodes.
Next, you’ll use the
apacheclass included in puppetlabs-apache to manage Apache on your agent node with Puppet Enterprise. Click here when you’re ready to get started.