[Oneiric-Topic] Puppet Integration

Clint Byrum clint at ubuntu.com
Thu Mar 31 06:42:24 UTC 2011

Excerpts from Adam Gandelman's message of Wed Mar 30 13:04:37 -0700 2011:
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 11:10:47AM -0400, Douglas Stanley wrote:
> > > It's been an ongoing topic for while.  I think we really have the
> > > opportunity to differentiate Ubuntu here.  In particular, preseedable
> > > d-i integration would make Ubuntu deployment a completely hands-off
> > > operation.  Again, count me in for that one!
> > >
> > 
> > I'd also like to see this, as well as some possible pre-canned
> > recipes/manifests. Even if they were just in an extra docs package, or
> > on a dedicated wiki section or something like that.
> > 
> > Doug
> > 
> I've been thinking about this, too.  It would be great if users who
> are creating a new puppet-centric infrastructure can start by creating
> a puppet master node with the puppetmaster + new modules package.
> The modules package could contain pre-written modules for common services
> that define and take care of installation, configuration, management, etc.
> If done correctly, the entire environment could be in-place and waiting
> before any additional systems are booted.  Another option would be to have
> additional puppet-* or puppetmasterd-module-* packages, each containing
> a module for a specific service or need.

The logical choice for this would be to take the stuff from puppet forge


And package it all, or at the very least, make sure its very easy and
obvious how to get the modules available there.

> Initially it felt like Puppet was still so new that it was difficult
> to find defined best-practices, but with the publication of the Puppet
> Style Guide ( http://www.puppetlabs.com/blog/a-question-of-style/ ) it
> seems it wouldn't be too hard to develop and ship manifests and modules
> that meet the standards.o

I don't know that we want to get in to the business of developing
manifests. It has proved difficult to keep them generic enough to be
much more than templates.

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