Chapter 2. Installing Puppet Agents

In the previous chapter, we completed the setup of our Puppet Master server. So far, this has been purely in Linux. From now on, we will mostly deal with Windows, Foreman GUI, and Puppet Master. In this chapter, we will learn how to:

  • Install the Puppet agent
  • Modify the installation file
  • Use third-party software to install the Puppet agent on multiple hosts
  • Use a domain controller to install Puppet on multiple agents

The first step is to install a Puppet agent on a host computer and make the necessary configurations, so that the host and server can have a connection.

Downloading and installing the Puppet agent

This is a very easy step. We just need to log in to one of our Windows servers or clients, and install the ...

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