How To Install Puppet on CentOS 8

Install Puppet on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Puppet on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Puppet is an open-source configuration management and server automation framework. It can perform administrative work across a wide array of systems that are primarily defined by a “manifest” file, for the group or type of server(s) being controlled.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Puppet on a CentOS 8.

Install Puppet on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

Step 2. Installing Puppet on CentOS 8.

  • Install Puppet for Servers

Now we add Puppet repository:

Then, install the Puppet server using the below command:

Once the installation is complete enable and start the Puppet service:

  • Install Puppet for Clients

Run the following commands to install Puppet clients:

Step 3. Configure Firewall.

In a master/client setup, the master server must have port 8140 open to allow for incoming connections from the remote clients. So, configure the firewall to let agents can connect to the master:

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Puppet. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Puppet in the CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Puppet website.

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