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       puppet-device - Manage remote network devices


       Retrieves  all  configurations from the puppet master and apply them to the remote devices
       configured in /etc/puppet/device.conf.

       Currently must be run out periodically, using cron or something similar.


       puppet device [-d|--debug] [--detailed-exitcodes] [-V|--version]

                       [-h|--help] [-l|--logdest syslog|<file>|console]
                       [-v|--verbose] [-w|--waitforcert <seconds>]


       Once the client has a signed certificate for a given remote device, it will  retrieve  its
       configuration and apply it.


       One need a /etc/puppet/device.conf file with the following content:

       [remote.device.fqdn] type type url url

       where:  *  type:  the current device type (the only value at this time is cisco) * url: an
       url allowing to connect to the device

       Supported url must conforms to: scheme://user:password@hostname/?query

       with: * scheme: either ssh or telnet * user: username, can be  omitted  depending  on  the
       switch/router  configuration  *  password: the connection password * query: this is device
       specific. Cisco devices supports an enable parameter  whose  value  would  be  the  enable


       Note  that  any  configuration  parameter 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
              ´2´ means there were changes, an exit code of ´4´ means there were failures  during
              the  transaction,  and  an  exit  code  of  ´6´  means  there were both changes and

       --help Print this help message

              Where to send messages. Choose  between  syslog,  the  console,  and  a  log  file.
              Defaults to sending messages to syslog, or the console if debugging or verbosity is

              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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