Man Page: puppet node
This version of Puppet is not included in Puppet Enterprise. The latest version of PE includes Puppet 4.8.
puppet-node - View and manage node definitions.
puppet node action [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH]
This subcommand interacts with node objects, which are used by Puppet to build a catalog. A node object consists of the node's facts, environment, node parameters (exposed in the parser as top-scope variables), and classes.
Note that any setting 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
settings, so you can specify
--server <servername>, or
--run_mode <runmode> as an argument.
See the configuration file documentation at
https://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.
clean- Clean up signed certs, cached facts, node objects, and reports for a node stored by the puppetmaster
puppet node clean [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] host1 [host2 ...]
Cleans up the following information a puppet master knows about a node:
Signed certificates - ($vardir/ssl/ca/signed/node.domain.pem)
Cached facts - ($vardir/yaml/facts/node.domain.yaml)
Cached node objects - ($vardir/yaml/node/node.domain.yaml)
Reports - ($vardir/reports/node.domain)
find- Retrieve a node object.
puppet node find [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] host
Retrieve a node object.
A hash containing the node's
parameters(its facts, combined with any ENC-set parameters), and
time. When used from the Ruby API: a Puppet::Node object.
RENDERING ISSUES: Rendering as string and json are currently broken; node objects can only be rendered as yaml.
info- Print the default terminus class for this face.
puppet node 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.
Retrieve an "empty" (no classes, no ENC-imposed parameters, and an environment of "production") node:
$ puppet node find somenode.puppetlabs.lan --terminus plain --render-as yaml
Retrieve a node using the puppet master's configured ENC:
$ puppet node find somenode.puppetlabs.lan --terminus exec --run_mode master --render-as yaml
Retrieve the same node from the puppet master:
$ puppet node find somenode.puppetlabs.lan --terminus rest --render-as yaml
This subcommand is an indirector face, which exposes
destroy actions for an indirected subsystem of Puppet. Valid termini for
this face include:
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright 2011 by Puppet Labs Apache 2 license; see COPYING