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       puppet-device - Manage remote network devices


       Retrieves catalogs from the Puppet master and applies them to remote devices.

       This  subcommand  can  be run manually; or periodically using cron, a scheduled task, or a
       similar tool.


       puppet  device  [-d|--debug]  [--detailed-exitcodes]  [--deviceconfig  file]   [-h|--help]
       [-l|--logdest  syslog|file|console] [-v|--verbose] [-w|--waitforcert seconds] [-t|--target
       device] [--user=user] [-V|--version]


       Devices require a proxy Puppet agent to request certificates, collect facts, retrieve  and
       apply catalogs, and store reports.


       Devices  managed  by  the  puppet-device  subcommand  on  a Puppet agent are configured in
       device.conf, which is located at $confdir/device.conf by default, and is configurable with
       the $deviceconfig setting.

       The device.conf file is an INI-like file, with one section per device:

       [DEVICE_CERTNAME] type TYPE url URL debug

       The section name specifies the certname of the device.

       The values for the type and url properties are specific to each type of device.

       The  optional debug property specifies transport-level debugging, and is limited to telnet
       and ssh transports.

       See for details.


       Note that any setting that´s valid  in  the  configuration  file  is  also  a  valid  long
       argument.  For  example,  ´server´  is a valid configuration parameter, so you can specify
       ´--server servername´ as an argument.

              Enable full debugging.

              Provide transaction information via exit codes. If this is enabled, an exit code of
              ´1´  means  at least one device had a compile failure, an exit code of ´2´ means at
              least one device had resource changes, and an exit code of ´4´ means at  least  one
              device  had  resource  failures.  Exit  codes of ´3´, ´5´, ´6´, or ´7´ means that a
              bitwise combination of the preceding exit codes happened.

              Path to the device config file for puppet device. Default: $confdir/device.conf

       --help Print this help message

              Where to send log messages. Choose between ´syslog´  (the  POSIX  syslog  service),
              ´console´,  or  the  path to a log file. If debugging or verbosity is enabled, this
              defaults to ´console´. Otherwise, it defaults to ´syslog´.

              A path ending with ´.json´ will receive structured output in JSON format.  The  log
              file  will  not have an ending ´]´ automatically written to it due to the appending
              nature of logging. It must be appended manually to make the content valid JSON.

              Target a specific device/certificate in the device.conf. Doing so  will  perform  a
              device run against only that device/certificate.

       --user The user to run as.

              Turn on verbose reporting.

              This  option  only  matters for daemons that do not yet have certificates and it is
              enabled by default, with a value of 120 (seconds). This causes  +puppet  agent+  to
              connect  to  the  server  every 2 minutes and ask it to sign a certificate request.
              This is useful for the initial setup of a puppet client. You can turn  off  waiting
              for certificates by specifying a time of 0.


         $ puppet device --server


       Brice Figureau


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