Unattended Installation behavior & suggested practices?

I got a node built & brought up by Foreman (yay !), but there are a
few things I am lost on:

  1. No inventory data for the host brought up by foreman.

  2. Hostname/fqdn is not set correctly as preseeded. Domain name value
    is correct though.

  3. Puppet master has no knowledge of the host brought up by foreman ?

The setup is like: Foreman (0.1-5) + Puppet Master (0.25.5) without
storeconfig and using LDAP for handling nodes + (TFTP/DNS/DHCP) on
Debian Squeeze.

The node that is brought up by Foreman: Debian lenny + Puppet
(0.24.5)

  1. is a problem with Debian's preseed mechanism. Hostname should be
    passed as a kernel paramater.
··· On Aug 4, 5:19 pm, alcy wrote: > I got a node built & brought up by Foreman (yay !), but there are a > few things I am lost on: > > 1) No inventory data for the host brought up by foreman. > > 2) Hostname/fqdn is not set correctly as preseeded. Domain name value > is correct though. > > 3) Puppet master has no knowledge of the host brought up by foreman ? > > The setup is like: Foreman (0.1-5) + Puppet Master (0.25.5) without > storeconfig and using LDAP for handling nodes + (TFTP/DNS/DHCP) on > Debian Squeeze. > > The node that is brought up by Foreman: Debian lenny + Puppet > (0.24.5)

Also, I think this would probably explain my problems :

Processing UnattendedController#preseed (for 192.168.1.216 at
2010-08-05 10:40:33) [GET]
Parameters: {"action"=>"preseed", "controller"=>"unattended"}
unattended: conditions string: ip = ?192.168.1.216
/var/lib/puppet/ssl/PuppetCA: ca/signed/foretestb.deeproot.in.pem does
not exists - skipping
Rendering unattended/preseed
Completed in 43ms (View: 13, DB: 8) | 200 OK [http://192.168.1.214/
unattended/preseed]

Processing UnattendedController#preseed_finish (for 192.168.1.216 at
2010-08-05 11:16:36) [GET]
Parameters: {"action"=>"preseed_finish", "controller"=>"unattended"}
unattended: conditions string: ip = ?192.168.1.216
Rendering unattended/preseed_finish
Completed in 2958ms (View: 1392, DB: 129) | 200 OK [http://
192.168.1.214/unattended/preseed_finish]

Processing UnattendedController#built (for 192.168.1.216 at 2010-08-05
11:17:07) [GET]
Parameters: {"action"=>"built", "controller"=>"unattended"}
unattended: conditions string: ip = ?192.168.1.216
/var/lib/puppet/ssl/PuppetCA: ca/signed/foretestb.deeproot.in.pem does
not exists - skipping
unattended: foretestb.deeproot.in is Built!
Completed in 3133ms (View: 24, DB: 268) | 201 Created [http://
192.168.1.214/unattended/built]

So the node does get built, but there's a problem with certificates
not being available at server. hmmm, there was an entry in
autosign.conf though

··· On Aug 5, 10:43 am, alcy wrote: > 2) is a problem with Debian's preseed mechanism. Hostname should be > passed as a kernel paramater. > > On Aug 4, 5:19 pm, alcy wrote: > > > I got a node built & brought up by Foreman (yay !), but there are a > > few things I am lost on: > > > 1) No inventory data for the host brought up by foreman. > > > 2) Hostname/fqdn is not set correctly as preseeded. Domain name value > > is correct though. > > > 3) Puppet master has no knowledge of the host brought up by foreman ? > > > The setup is like: Foreman (0.1-5) + Puppet Master (0.25.5) without > > storeconfig and using LDAP for handling nodes + (TFTP/DNS/DHCP) on > > Debian Squeeze. > > > The node that is brought up by Foreman: Debian lenny + Puppet > > (0.24.5)

Also, there's no entry for the puppet master server in /etc/hosts of
the node brought up. Is there a different way that foreman makes the
node it brought up aware of the master ?

··· On Aug 5, 10:55 am, alcy wrote: > Also, I think this would probably explain my problems : > > Processing UnattendedController#preseed (for 192.168.1.216 at > 2010-08-05 10:40:33) [GET] > Parameters: {"action"=>"preseed", "controller"=>"unattended"} > unattended: conditions string: ip = ?192.168.1.216 > /var/lib/puppet/ssl/PuppetCA: ca/signed/foretestb.deeproot.in.pem does > not exists - skipping > Rendering unattended/preseed > Completed in 43ms (View: 13, DB: 8) | 200 OK [http://192.168.1.214/ > unattended/preseed] > > Processing UnattendedController#preseed_finish (for 192.168.1.216 at > 2010-08-05 11:16:36) [GET] > Parameters: {"action"=>"preseed_finish", "controller"=>"unattended"} > unattended: conditions string: ip = ?192.168.1.216 > Rendering unattended/preseed_finish > Completed in 2958ms (View: 1392, DB: 129) | 200 OK [http:// > 192.168.1.214/unattended/preseed_finish] > > Processing UnattendedController#built (for 192.168.1.216 at 2010-08-05 > 11:17:07) [GET] > Parameters: {"action"=>"built", "controller"=>"unattended"} > unattended: conditions string: ip = ?192.168.1.216 > /var/lib/puppet/ssl/PuppetCA: ca/signed/foretestb.deeproot.in.pem does > not exists - skipping > unattended: foretestb.deeproot.in is Built! > Completed in 3133ms (View: 24, DB: 268) | 201 Created [http:// > 192.168.1.214/unattended/built] > > ... > > So the node does get built, but there's a problem with certificates > not being available at server. hmmm, there was an entry in > autosign.conf though > > On Aug 5, 10:43 am, alcy wrote: > > > 2) is a problem with Debian's preseed mechanism. Hostname should be > > passed as a kernel paramater. > > > On Aug 4, 5:19 pm, alcy wrote: > > > > I got a node built & brought up by Foreman (yay !), but there are a > > > few things I am lost on: > > > > 1) No inventory data for the host brought up by foreman. > > > > 2) Hostname/fqdn is not set correctly as preseeded. Domain name value > > > is correct though. > > > > 3) Puppet master has no knowledge of the host brought up by foreman ? > > > > The setup is like: Foreman (0.1-5) + Puppet Master (0.25.5) without > > > storeconfig and using LDAP for handling nodes + (TFTP/DNS/DHCP) on > > > Debian Squeeze. > > > > The node that is brought up by Foreman: Debian lenny + Puppet > > > (0.24.5)

Oops ! My dhcp setup was a bit lacking. wrong entry for the local dns
server, had supplied it with opendns instead. :stuck_out_tongue:

··· On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 11:35 AM, alcy wrote:

Also, there’s no entry for the puppet master server in /etc/hosts of
the node brought up. Is there a different way that foreman makes the
node it brought up aware of the master ?
On Aug 5, 10:55 am, alcy mohit.chawla.bin...@gmail.com wrote:

Also, I think this would probably explain my problems :

Processing UnattendedController#preseed (for 192.168.1.216 at
2010-08-05 10:40:33) [GET]
Parameters: {“action”=>“preseed”, “controller”=>“unattended”}
unattended: conditions string: ip = ?192.168.1.216
/var/lib/puppet/ssl/PuppetCA: ca/signed/foretestb.deeproot.in.pem does
not exists - skipping
Rendering unattended/preseed
Completed in 43ms (View: 13, DB: 8) | 200 OK [http://192.168.1.214/
unattended/preseed]

Processing UnattendedController#preseed_finish (for 192.168.1.216 at
2010-08-05 11:16:36) [GET]
Parameters: {“action”=>“preseed_finish”, “controller”=>“unattended”}
unattended: conditions string: ip = ?192.168.1.216
Rendering unattended/preseed_finish
Completed in 2958ms (View: 1392, DB: 129) | 200 OK [http://
192.168.1.214/unattended/preseed_finish]

Processing UnattendedController#built (for 192.168.1.216 at 2010-08-05
11:17:07) [GET]
Parameters: {“action”=>“built”, “controller”=>“unattended”}
unattended: conditions string: ip = ?192.168.1.216
/var/lib/puppet/ssl/PuppetCA: ca/signed/foretestb.deeproot.in.pem does
not exists - skipping
unattended: foretestb.deeproot.in is Built!
Completed in 3133ms (View: 24, DB: 268) | 201 Created [http://
192.168.1.214/unattended/built]

So the node does get built, but there’s a problem with certificates
not being available at server. hmmm, there was an entry in
autosign.conf though

On Aug 5, 10:43 am, alcy mohit.chawla.bin...@gmail.com wrote:

  1. is a problem with Debian’s preseed mechanism. Hostname should be
    passed as a kernel paramater.

On Aug 4, 5:19 pm, alcy mohit.chawla.bin...@gmail.com wrote:

I got a node built & brought up by Foreman (yay !), but there are a
few things I am lost on:

  1. No inventory data for the host brought up by foreman.
  1. Hostname/fqdn is not set correctly as preseeded. Domain name value
    is correct though.
  1. Puppet master has no knowledge of the host brought up by foreman ?

The setup is like: Foreman (0.1-5) + Puppet Master (0.25.5) without
storeconfig and using LDAP for handling nodes + (TFTP/DNS/DHCP) on
Debian Squeeze.

The node that is brought up by Foreman: Debian lenny + Puppet
(0.24.5)


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