Installing Puppet Remediate is straightforward for most developers or admins, taking about 45 minutes on average. Setup time can vary if you have an existing Puppet license and have Docker installed on your server.
If you want to use the vulnerability scanner feature of Remediate, make sure you have credentials to the one of the following assessment tools: Rapid7 Nexpose, Rapid7 InsightVM, Tenable.io, Tenable.sc, or Qualys VM. If you only want to use Remediate for infrastructure discovery, you do not need these credentials.
Let’s walk through each of the steps below to get running ASAP. Get more details from our documentation.
Your Puppet Remediate trial license unlocks full product functionality for 30 days.
You’ll need Docker and Docker Compose to run the Remediate Docker Compose file.
COMPOSE_CONVERT_WINDOWS_PATHSand set it to 1. For more information about setting environment variables for Docker Compose, see the Docker Compose documentation.
docker swarm init
Download the Remediate Docker Compose file to the same directory of your license, and run the following commands (replacing
your-license.json with your own license):
docker-compose run remediate start --license-file your-license.json
The container images are pulled from the Google Cloud Registry.
To access Remediate on a local server, the URL is https://localhost:8443, or port 8443 on the host where you installed Puppet Remediate.
Read and accept the software license agreement, and sign in to the Remediate console.
That’s it! Next you can add sources and credentials, and then get started prioritizing and fixing vulnerabilities. See the Remediate documentation to find out more.
Follow along with Jonathan Stewart as he walks you through the 4 steps for installing Remediate: getting a Remediate trial license, installing Docker on your server, downloading the Remediate Docker Compose file, and signing in to Remediate.
Puppet Remediate makes it easy to see all vulnerabilities affecting your infrastructure and drill down into each one for more detail and remediation instructions. Watch the video to see it in action.