puppet catalog Man Page
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puppet-catalog - Compile, save, view, and convert catalogs.
puppet catalog action [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH]
This subcommand deals with catalogs, which are compiled per-node artifacts
generated from a set of Puppet manifests. By default, it interacts with the
compiling subsystem and compiles a catalog using the default manifest and
certname, but you can change the source of the catalog with the
--terminus option. You can also choose to print any catalog in 'dot'
format (for easy graph viewing with OmniGraffle or Graphviz) with
Note that any configuration parameter that's valid in the configuration
file is also a valid long argument, although it may or may not be
relevant to the present action. For example,
run_mode are valid
configuration parameters, so you can specify
--server <servername>, or
--run_mode <runmode> as an argument.
See the configuration file documentation at
http://docs.puppetlabs.com/puppet/latest/reference/configuration.html for the
full list of acceptable parameters. A commented list of all
configuration options can also be generated by running puppet with
- --render-as FORMAT
- The format in which to render output. The most common formats are
console, but other options such as
dotare sometimes available.
- Whether to log verbosely.
- Whether to log debug information.
- --extra HASH
- A terminus can take additional arguments to refine the operation, which are passed as an arbitrary hash to the back-end. Anything passed as the extra value is just send direct to the back-end.
- --terminus TERMINUS
Indirector faces expose indirected subsystems of Puppet. These subsystems are each able to retrieve and alter a specific type of data (with the familiar actions of
destroy) from an arbitrary number of pluggable backends. In Puppet parlance, these backends are called terminuses.
Almost all indirected subsystems have a
restterminus that interacts with the puppet master's data. Most of them have additional terminuses for various local data models, which are in turn used by the indirected subsystem on the puppet master whenever it receives a remote request.
The terminus for an action is often determined by context, but occasionally needs to be set explicitly. See the "Notes" section of this face's manpage for more details.
apply- Find and apply a catalog.
puppet catalog apply [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH]
Finds and applies a catalog. This action takes no arguments, but the source of the catalog can be managed with the
Nothing. When used from the Ruby API, returns a Puppet::Transaction::Report object.
destroy- Invalid for this subcommand.
puppet catalog destroy [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] key
Invalid for this subcommand.
download- Download this node's catalog from the puppet master server.
puppet catalog download [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH]
Retrieves a catalog from the puppet master and saves it to the local yaml cache. This action always contacts the puppet master and will ignore alternate termini.
The saved catalog can be used in any subsequent catalog action by specifying '--terminus yaml' for that action.
When used from the Ruby API, this action has a side effect of leaving Puppet::Resource::Catalog.indirection.terminus_class set to yaml. The terminus must be explicitly re-set for subsequent catalog actions.
find- Retrieve the catalog for a node.
puppet catalog find [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] certname
Retrieve the catalog for a node.
A serialized catalog. When used from the Ruby API, returns a Puppet::Resource::Catalog object.
info- Print the default terminus class for this face.
puppet catalog info [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH]
Prints the default terminus class for this subcommand. Note that different run modes may have different default termini; when in doubt, specify the run mode with the '--run_mode' option.
save- API only: create or overwrite an object.
puppet catalog save [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] key
API only: create or overwrite an object. As the Faces framework does not currently accept data from STDIN, save actions cannot currently be invoked from the command line.
search- Invalid for this subcommand.
puppet catalog search [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] query
Invalid for this subcommand.
select- Retrieve a catalog and filter it for resources of a given type.
puppet catalog select [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] host resource_type
Retrieves a catalog for the specified host, then searches it for all resources of the requested type.
A list of resource references ("Type[title]"). When used from the API, returns an array of Puppet::Resource objects excised from a catalog.
By default, this action will retrieve a catalog from Puppet's compiler subsystem; you must call the action with
--terminus restif you wish to retrieve a catalog from the puppet master.
FORMATTING ISSUES: This action cannot currently render useful yaml; instead, it returns an entire catalog. Use json instead.
Apply the locally cached catalog:
$ puppet catalog apply --terminus yaml
Retrieve a catalog from the master and apply it, in one step:
$ puppet catalog apply --terminus rest
secret_agent.rb (API example):
# ... Puppet::Face[:catalog, '0.0.1'].download # (Termini are singletons; catalog.download has a side effect of # setting the catalog terminus to yaml) report = Puppet::Face[:catalog, '0.0.1'].apply # ...
Retrieve and store a catalog:
$ puppet catalog download
secret_agent.rb (API example):
Puppet::Face[:plugin, '0.0.1'].download Puppet::Face[:facts, '0.0.1'].upload Puppet::Face[:catalog, '0.0.1'].download # ...
Ask the puppet master for a list of managed file resources for a node:
$ puppet catalog select --terminus rest somenode.magpie.lan file
This subcommand is an indirector face, which exposes
destroy actions for an indirected subsystem of Puppet. Valid termini for
this face include:
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