published on 25 November 2014

This week on the Puppet Podcast, Kara and Kent are joined by Dan Lidral-Porter and Justin Holguin, engineers at Puppet Labs, to talk about the Puppet Node Manager. We've been excited about the Puppet Node Manager since before Dan stood onstage during Luke Kanies' PuppetConf Keynote and demo'd it, so we're thrilled to have him on the Puppet Podcast to tell you about it. In this podcast Dan and Justin dive into how Node Manager simplifies managing a large number of frequently changing systems while using Puppet Enterprise.

Puppet Node Manager is the first of the new Puppet Apps. With Puppet Node Manager, you can write rules based on the attributes of a node, and the rules will determine what that node should look like. You can manage your infrastructure based on each node's job, rather than name, without needing to manually classify each node.

Dan and Justin go in-depth on how to troubleshoot and resolve node conflicts when using node manager, and reveal where the tool is headed next. If you haven't tried out Puppet Node Manager, we hope this inspires you to give it a try!

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