Configure your desired state

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Tell PE how your infrastructure should be configured by grouping and classifying nodes based on their function. Before you begin, think of which of your inventory nodes you want to configure with Apacheservices.

Create your classification group

Create a classification node group. This is a parent group to other node groups you create that contain classification data. You only need to set this up one time.

  1. In the console, click Classification, and click Add group.
  2. Specify options for the new node group:
    • Parent name: All Nodes
    • Group name: All Classification
    • Environment: production
    • Environment group: do not select
  3. Click Add.
You have added a classification group. Next, create an Apache node group and add it as a child of this classification group.

Create your apache node group

After you create your parent classification group, make the apache node group a child of it.

  1. In the console, click Classification, and click Add group.
  2. Specify options for the new node group:
    • Parent name: All Classification
    • Group name: apache
    • Environment: production
    • Environment group: do not select
  3. Click Add.
You now have a node group for nodes you want to configure Apache on. Next, determine which nodes from your inventory you want to run Apache on and add them to the apache node group.

Add nodes to the apache node group

Once you determine which nodes from your inventory should be in your apache node group, pin the nodes to the group. Pinning allows you to add nodes to a group one at a time. You can also dynamically add nodes to a node group based on rules you set in the console, which is helpful for large inventories.

If you are stuck on deciding which nodes should be in your apache node group, read about Best practices for classifying node groups.
  1. In the console, click Classification and select the apache node group you just created.
  2. On the Rules tab, under Certname, enter the certname of a node you want to add to the apache node group.
  3. Click Pin node.
  4. Repeat for additional nodes you want to add to the apache group.
  5. When you are done pinning nodes, commit changes.
You have added your apache nodes into a node group. For more information on adding and classifying nodes, read about Making changes to node groups and Grouping and classifying nodes.

Run Puppet on your apache nodes

Run Puppet in the console to enforce your desired state on the apache node group you created.

  1. In the console, in the Run section, click Puppet
  2. Under Run options, do not select anything.
  3. From the list of target types, select Node group.
  4. In the Chose a node group box, search for the apache node group and click Select.
  5. Click Run job.
Congratulations! You have run Puppet on your apache node group. In the future, the apache nodes will check in with PE every 30 minutes to confirm that their apache configuration matches what you've specified, and PE will correct it if it doesn't.

Next, learn how to use roles and profiles to efficiently manage system configurations.

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