To change the hostnames assigned to your PE infrastructure nodes requires updating the corresponding PE certificate names. You might have to update your master hostname, for example, when migrating to a new PE installation, or after an organizational change such as a change in company name.
Download and install the puppetlabs-support_tasks module.
- On the master, set the new hostname by running the following command:
hostnamectl set-hostname newhostname.example.com
- Make sure the
hostname -fcommand returns the new fully qualified hostname, and that it resolves to the same IP address as the old hostname, by adding an entry for the new hostname in
<IP address> <newhostname.example.com> <oldhostname.example.com> …
- Run a task for changing the host name against the old certificate name on the master, using one of the following methods:
The task restarts all Puppet services, which causes a connection error. You can ignore the error while the task continues to run in the background. To check if the task is complete, tail
- Using Bolt:
bolt task run support_tasks::kb0263_rename_pe_master -n $(puppet config print certname) --modulepath="/etc/puppetlabs/code/environments/production/modules"Note: When running the task, Bolt must be using the default SSH transport, rather than the PCP protocol, to avoid errors when services are restarted.
- Using the command line:
puppet task run support_tasks::kb0263_rename_pe_master -n $(puppet config print certname)
/var/log/messages. When the output from the
puppet agent -tcommand is displayed in the system log, the task is complete. For example:
# tail /var/log/messages Aug 15 09:08:28 oldhostname systemd: Reloading pe-orchestration-services Service. Aug 15 09:08:29 oldhostname systemd: Reloaded pe-orchestration-services Service. Aug 15 09:08:29 oldhostname puppet-agent: (/Stage[main]/Puppet_enterprise::Profile::Orchestrator/Puppet_enterprise::Trapperkeeper::Pe_service[orchestration-services]/Service[pe-orchestration-services]) Triggered 'refresh' from 1 event Aug 15 09:08:34 oldhostname puppet-agent: Applied catalog in 19.16 seconds
- Using Bolt: