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       puppet-node - View and manage node definitions.


       puppet node action [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH]


       This  subcommand interacts with node objects, which are used by Puppet to build a catalog.
       A node object consists of the node´s facts, environment, node parameters (exposed  in  the
       parser as top-scope variables), and classes.


       Note  that  any  configuration  parameter that´s valid in the configuration file is also a
       valid long argument, although it may or may not be relevant to  the  present  action.  For
       example,  server  and  run_mode  are  valid  configuration  parameters, so you can specify
       --server <servername>, or --run_mode <runmode> as an argument.

       See          the          configuration          file           documentation           at   for  the  full  list  of
       acceptable parameters. A commented list of all configuration options can also be generated
       by running puppet with --genconfig.

       --render-as FORMAT
              The format in which to render output. The most common formats are json, s (string),
              yaml, and console, but other options such as dot are sometimes available.

              Whether to log verbosely.

              Whether to log debug information.

       --extra HASH
              A terminus can take additional arguments to refine the operation, which are  passed
              as  an  arbitrary  hash to the back-end. Anything passed as the extra value is just
              send direct to the back-end.

       --terminus TERMINUS
              Indirector faces expose indirected subsystems of Puppet. These subsystems are  each
              able  to  retrieve  and alter a specific type of data (with the familiar actions of
              find, search, save, and destroy) from an arbitrary number of pluggable backends. In
              Puppet parlance, these backends are called terminuses.

              Almost  all  indirected  subsystems  have  a  rest terminus that interacts with the
              puppet master´s data. Most of them have additional  terminuses  for  various  local
              data  models,  which  are  in  turn  used by the indirected subsystem on the puppet
              master whenever it receives a remote request.

              The terminus for an action is often determined by context, but  occasionally  needs
              to  be  set  explicitly.  See  the  "Notes" section of this face´s manpage for more


       clean - Clean up everything a puppetmaster knows about a node.

              puppet node clean [--terminus  TERMINUS]  [--extra  HASH]  [--[no-]unexport]  host1
              [host2 ...]


              Clean  up everything a puppet master knows about a node, including certificates and
              storeconfigs data.

              The full list of info cleaned by this action is:

              Signed certificates - ($vardir/ssl/ca/signed/node.domain.pem)

              Cached facts - ($vardir/yaml/facts/node.domain.yaml)

              Cached node objects - ($vardir/yaml/node/node.domain.yaml)

              Reports - ($vardir/reports/node.domain)

              Stored configs - (in database) The clean action can either remove all data  from  a
              host  in  your  storeconfigs  database,  or, with the --unexport option, turn every
              exported resource supporting ensure to absent so that any other host that collected
              those  resources  can  remove  them. Without unexporting, a removed node´s exported
              resources become unmanaged by Puppet, and  may  linger  as  cruft  unless  you  are
              purging that resource type.

              OPTIONS  --[no-]unexport  -  Whether  to remove this node´s exported resources from
              other nodes

       destroy - Invalid for this subcommand.

              puppet node destroy [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] key


              Invalid for this subcommand.

       find - Retrieve a node object.

              puppet node find [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] host


              Retrieve a node object.


              A hash containing the node´s classes,  environment,  expiration,  name,  parameters
              (its  facts,  combined  with  any ENC-set parameters), and time. When used from the
              Ruby API: a Puppet::Node object.

              RENDERING ISSUES: Rendering as string and json are currently broken;  node  objects
              can only be rendered as yaml.

       info - Print the default terminus class for this face.

              puppet node info [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH]


              Prints  the  default  terminus  class  for this subcommand. Note that different run
              modes may have different default termini; when in doubt, specify the run mode  with
              the ´--run_mode´ option.

       save - Invalid for this subcommand.

              puppet node save [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] key


              Invalid for this subcommand.

       search - Invalid for this subcommand.

              puppet node search [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] query


              Invalid for this subcommand.



       Retrieve  an  "empty"  (no  classes,  no  ENC-imposed  parameters,  and  an environment of
       "production") node:

       $ puppet node find somenode.puppetlabs.lan --terminus plain --render-as yaml

       Retrieve a node using the puppet master´s configured ENC:

       $ puppet node find somenode.puppetlabs.lan --terminus exec --run_mode  master  --render-as

       Retrieve the same node from the puppet master:

       $ puppet node find somenode.puppetlabs.lan --terminus rest --render-as yaml


       This  subcommand  is  an  indirector  face,  which exposes find, search, save, and destroy
       actions for an indirected subsystem of Puppet. Valid termini for this face include:

       ·   active_record

       ·   exec

       ·   ldap

       ·   memory

       ·   plain

       ·   rest

       ·   store_configs

       ·   write_only_yaml

       ·   yaml


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