In the following section we are going to build a fully functional MCollective environment on several of your hosts. We are going to deploy a simple, yet secure, configuration for your initial tests. We will use this baseline configuration as we expand your knowledge in each of the following chapters.
This baseline configuration will use:
You’ll find this configuration useful as a baseline from which to build upon as your mcollective installation grows.
Before you install MCollective, you will need to check that you have all of the required elements, as listed below.
If you are using RedHat, Fedora, CentOS, Debian, or Ubuntu Linux and are willing to use the Puppet Labs repositories, you can skip this section, as all of these components are available in your operating system packages or supplied in the Puppet Labs Products or Dependencies repositories.
The versions specified here are chosen to avoid known bugs and common problems as reported in the MCollective e-mail, irc, and ticketing support channels. You can use the lower versions from the Puppet Labs documentation, but you may encounter well-known issues you’d avoid by using these versions.
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