Organizing the nodes with ENC

An ENC is a script that is run on the Puppet master, or the host compiling the catalog, to determine which classes are applied to the node. The ENC script can be written in any language, and it receives as a command-line argument certname (certificate name) from the node. In most cases, this will be the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the node; we will assume that the certname setting has not been explicitly set and that the FQDN of our nodes is being used.

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We will only use the hostname portion as the FQDN can be unreliable in some instances. Across your enterprise, the naming convention of the host should not allow for multiple machines to have the same hostname. The FQDN is determined by a fact; this fact ...

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