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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 [-h|--help] [-v|--verbose] [-d|--debug]  [-l|--logdest  syslog|file|console]
       [--detailed-exitcodes]   [--deviceconfig   file]   [-w|--waitforcert   seconds]  [--libdir
       directory] [-a|--apply file] [-f|--facts] [-r|--resource type [name]] [-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.

       --help, -h
              Print this help message

       --verbose, -v
              Turn on verbose reporting.

       --debug, -d
              Enable full debugging.

       --logdest, -l
              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.

              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

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

              Override  the  per-device  libdir  with a local directory. Specifying a libdir also
              disables pluginsync. This is useful for testing.

              Apply a manifest against a remote target. Target must be specified.

              Displays the facts of a remote target. Target must be specified.

              Displays a resource state as Puppet code, roughly equivalent  to  puppet  resource.
              Can be filterd by title. Requires --target be specified.

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

              Output  found  resources  in  yaml  format,  suitable  to  use   with   Hiera   and

       --user The user to run as.


         $ puppet device --target remotehost --verbose


       Brice Figureau


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