Just like Puppet Enterprise, Puppet Open Source is a powerful tool and requires a few key preparations for proper installation. Follow these directions to get started:
Once Puppet Server is installed and configured, install the Puppet agent package on the nodes you want Puppet to manage:
Now that you’re ready to go, you’ll need to make Puppet actually manage some configuration! If you don’t already have a problem you’re trying to automate, a good starting place is with common system services like NTP and sudoers. We have helpful quick start guides for these services to get you up and running quickly using modules from the Puppet Forge.
To learn more about using Puppet, check out our new training course: Getting Started with Puppet.