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May First/People Link uses puppet to manage our network of servers.

With puppet, we can write a collection of puppet configuration files (aka manifests), including specific instructions for each server in our network. Typically, these configuration files are kept in a revision control system like git. puppet runs on each server, reads the configuration files, develops a catalog of all instructions intended for the server on which it is running, and then it executes that catalog, applying all the directions.

checking out the code

Anyone can checkout our puppet files read-only. Members of the support team can checkout read/write copies. Checking out the code is the first step to familiarizing yourself with our puppet setup.

understanding the code

We have taken a non-traditional approach deploying puppet. You will need to read our explanation of how our puppet code is organized and deployed.

setting up a development environment

If you'd like to test changes, follow our directions for setting up a puppet development environment.


A few simple tips on workflow will make developing MF/PL's puppet setup much easier.