Before you begin (Windows users only)

Install an SSH client and set up SSH communications between your Windows workstation and your *nix Puppet master. The examples below use the Putty SSH client.

  1. Open the SSH client, and enter the hostname or IP address and port of the *nix machine that you want to use as your master. You can then open an SSH session to the *nix machine where you will install the master.

    Screenshot of Pu TTY configuration window with an example host and port set for an SSH connection.

  2. When prompted in the terminal, log into the *nix node as the root user.