puppet master Man Page
Included in Puppet Enterprise 3.3. A newer version is available; see the version menu above for details.
puppet-master - The puppet master daemon
The central puppet server. Functions as a certificate authority by default.
puppet master [-D|--daemonize|--no-daemonize] [-d|--debug] [-h|--help] [-l|--logdest file|console|syslog] [-v|--verbose] [-V|--version] [--compile node-name]
This command starts an instance of puppet master, running as a daemon and using Ruby's built-in Webrick webserver. Puppet master can also be managed by other application servers; when this is the case, this executable is not used.
Note that any Puppet setting that's valid in the configuration file is also a valid long argument. For example, 'server' is a valid setting, so you can specify '--server servername' as an argument. Boolean settings translate into '--setting' and '--no-setting' pairs.
See the configuration file documentation at http://docs.puppetlabs.com/puppet/latest/reference/configuration.html for the full list of acceptable settings. A commented list of all settings can also be generated by running puppet master with '--genconfig'.
Send the process into the background. This is the default. (This is a Puppet setting, and can go in puppet.conf. Note the special 'no-' prefix for boolean settings on the command line.)
Do not send the process into the background. (This is a Puppet setting, and can go in puppet.conf. Note the special 'no-' prefix for boolean settings on the command line.)
Enable full debugging.
Print this help message.
Where to send messages. Choose between syslog, the console, and a log file. Defaults to sending messages to syslog, or the console if debugging or verbosity is enabled.
The port on which to listen for traffic. (This is a Puppet setting, and can go in puppet.conf.)
Print the puppet version number and exit.
Compile a catalogue and output it in JSON from the puppet master. Uses facts contained in the $vardir/yaml/ directory to compile the catalog.
When running as a standalone daemon, puppet master accepts the following signals:
- Restart the puppet master server.
- SIGINT and SIGTERM
- Shut down the puppet master server.
- Close file descriptors for log files and reopen them. Used with logrotate.
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