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Puppet on AWS
Quick Start Reference Deployment Guide

Deployment and Configuration Steps

The AWS CloudFormation template provided with this Quick Start bootstraps the AWS infrastructure and automates the deployment of a Puppet master and Puppet agents on the AWS Cloud from scratch. Follow the step-by-step instructions in this section to set up your AWS account, customize the template, and deploy the software into your account.

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The procedure for deploying Puppet on AWS consists of the following steps. For detailed instructions, follow the links for each step.

  • Prerequisites

    Set up and enable name resolution via DNS. Make sure you can use Secure Shell (SSH) or Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) for remote connections.

  • Step 1. Prepare an AWS account

    Sign up for an AWS account, choosing a region, creating a key pair, and requesting increases for account limits, if necessary.

  • Step 2. Launch the stack

    Launch the AWS CloudFormation template into your AWS account, specify parameter values, and create the stack.

  • Step 3. Configure Puppet agents

    Review the module manifests for the Linux and Windows agents, connect to the agents via SSH or RDP, and apply the configurations.

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