July 27, 2015

Foreman – triggering a puppet run from the gui interface


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On the agent, add the following near to the top of the file:

# vim /etc/puppet/auth.conf
path /run
allow *

Note: later on change the “*” to the fqdn of the puppetmaster fqdn.

On the puppetmaster enable mcollective:

$ cat /etc/foreman-proxy/settings.d/puppet.yml
.# valid providers:
#   puppetrun   (for puppetrun/kick, deprecated in Puppet 3)
#   mcollective (uses mco puppet)
#   puppetssh   (run puppet over ssh)
#   salt        (uses salt
#   customrun   (calls a custom command with args)
:puppet_provider: mcollective

Foreman gui:
on foreman settings (More -> Settings -> “Puppet”tab), set puppetrun to “true”.

Edit the master sudoers file as described here:

On the agent add the following to sudoers file:

# /etc/sudoers
foreman-proxy ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL

On foreman, You might need to do the following for the first time only:

# on the agent first do:
$ service puppet restart
# then on master, do:
puppet kick puppetagent01.local
# then on foreman gui, hit the puppet run button!topic/foreman-users/vFViUPc8zok

This might be best: # you can install this using:

$ yum install ruby193-rubygem-foreman-mco.noarch

I think on the agents you need to do:

$ yum install mcollective-client

Actually, I think the above is done on the foreman server itself, see: