Puppet Enterprise 2017.3

When performing a fresh text-mode installation of Puppet Enterprise (PE), you can configure r10k by adding parameters to the pe.conf file. In existing installations, configure r10k by adjusting parameters in the console.

CAUTION: Do not edit the r10k configuration file manually. Puppet manages this configuration file automatically and will undo any manual changes you make.

Upgrading from previous versions of r10k

If you used r10k prior to PE version 2015.3, you might have configured it in the console using the pe_r10k class. We suggest configuring r10k in the master profile class, and then customizing your configuration as needed in Hiera.

This simplifies configuration, and makes it easier to move to Code Manager in the future.

To switch to master profile class configuration, remove the pe_r10k class in the console, and then configure r10k as described in the topic about configuring r10k after PE installation. You can then customize your configuration in Hiera if needed.

Note: If you were using earlier versions of r10k with the zack-r10k module, discontinue use of the module and switch to the master profile configuration as above.

Configure r10k during installation

To set up r10k during PE installation, add the r10k parameters to pe.conf before starting installation. This is the easiest way to set up r10k with a new PE installation.

Before you begin

Ensure that you have a Puppetfile and a control repo. You'll also need the SSH private key that you created when you made your control repo.

Restriction: This configuration method works only with text-based installation. If you are using the web-based installer, see the related topic about configuring r10k after PE installation.

  1. Add puppet_enterprise::profile::master::r10k_remote to pe.conf.

    This setting specifies the location of the control repository. It accepts a string that is a valid URL for your Git control repository.

    "puppet_enterprise::profile::master::r10k_remote": "git@<YOUR.GIT.SERVER.COM>:puppet/control.git"

  2. Add puppet_enterprise::profile::master::r10k_private_key to pe.conf.

    This setting specifies the path to the file that contains the SSH private key used to access your Git repositories. This location for the SSH private key file, which you created when you set up your control repository, must be located on the Puppet master and owned by and accessible to the pe-puppet user. The setting accepts a string.r10k

    "puppet_enterprise::profile::master::r10k_private_key": "/etc/puppetlabs/puppetserver/ssh/id-control_repo.rsa"

  3. Complete PE installation. The installer configures r10k for you. You can change the values for the remote and the private key as needed in the master profile settings in the console.
  4. After PE installation is complete, place the SSH private key you created when you set up your control repository in the r10k_private_key location.
  5. Run r10k. PE does not automatically run r10k.

Configure r10k after PE installation

To configure r10k in an existing PE, set r10k parameters in the console. You can also adjust r10k settings in the console.

Before you begin
Ensure that you have a Puppetfile and a control repo. You'll also need the SSH private key that you created when you made your control repo.
  1. In the console, set the following parameters in the puppet_enterprise::profile::master class in the PE Master node group:
    • r10k_remote

      This is the location of your control repository. Enter a string that is a valid URL for your Git control repository, such as "git@<YOUR.GIT.SERVER.COM>:puppet/control.git".

    • r10k_private_key

      This is the path to the private key that permits the pe-puppet user to access your Git repositories. This file must be located on the Puppet master, owned by the pe-puppet user, and in a directory that the pe-puppet user has permission to view. We recommend /etc/puppetlabs/puppetserver/ssh/id-control_repo.rsa. Enter a string, such as "/etc/puppetlabs/puppetserver/ssh/id-control_repo.rsa".

  2. Run Puppet on all of your masters.

You can now customize your r10k configuration in Hiera, if needed. After r10k is configured, you can deploy your environments from the command line. PE does not automatically run r10k at the end of installation.

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