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Feature #137

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Better support for non-hostname certnames.

Added by Nigel Kersten over 14 years ago. Updated about 12 years ago.

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Description

This is a rather general feature request, as I'm unsure what the actual implementation would or should look like.

We manage a lot of laptops with Puppet, laptops that are continually changing hostnames and IP addresses.
This means that we do not use the hostname as the puppet certname, we instead generate UUIDs that look something like "ecd62621-dc65-4f2e-a6ed-81037e73c0af".
This means that web interfaces such as the Foreman are a little difficult to use to find actual machines....

I'm not sure what the solution is here, but a few things I can think of:

  • Allow "search" to search on arbitrary fact values and puppet variables. hostname, IP, custom facts we have such as "primary_user".
  • Allow the host display to be customized easily to display additional fields such as the ones above.
Actions #1

Updated by Ohad Levy over 14 years ago

I'm guessing we can display the fqdn fact instead? (or if fqdn==certname) than just hostname+domainname instead.

You can already search by facts, but the whole web representation need a face lift :) I'll start reworking on it next year.

Actions #3

Updated by Ohad Levy about 12 years ago

  • Category set to Puppet integration
  • Assignee set to Ohad Levy
  • Target version set to 1.0
Actions #4

Updated by Ohad Levy about 12 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
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