As a new user to both The Foreman and Puppet, I am having a hard time
understanding how they interact and compliment each other. I'd like to
understand what each product does on its own, so I can better understand
how they work together. I'd appreciate anyone who could answer any of
Most puppet tutorials talk about site.pp and node.pp and demonstrate
adding nodes to these files. Nodes.pp doesn't exist and site.pp is empty
on my system. I see if I click on a clients yaml button, it shows the
classes that will be applied. Where on the puppet server or client is this
information stored? Or does Foreman store it? How would I create this
information on Puppet without Foreman?
Most puppet tutorials show a few clients as an example and load all of
those clients onto the node.pp or site.pp file. I see in Foreman you can
create Hosts, and Config Groups. Are these a part of Puppet or unique to
Foreman? If I use these features and remove Foreman, will my clients still
work, or will they not know what classes to run? If I choose not to use
Foreman for Puppet management, and have an environment with a 1000 servers,
do they all have to be in the site.pp or node.pp file individually? Can
someone provide an example of a large site.pp file or explain how it is
Most puppet tutorials talk about applying modules, but The Foreman
imports classes. I believe a module contains many classes, so it may not
make a difference if you import the right class, but I found a module on
puppetforge that had no classes so it didn't import. Is that a bad module
or is there a case where a classless modules make sense?
It appears a config group is a way to combine a bunch of classes
together so they can be applied to a single machine or group of machines.
When I first heard the term, I thought it was a way of configuring
programs with different behaviors. In other words, I could have an
application deploy with different settings based on their config group. If
I want to deploy an application with different settings to different
machines, how would I do this?
Thanks in advance for any answers.