foreman is not able to identify agent environment in puppet 5 and sets it to the default
I was having the following issue:
- the node had the correct environment set in puppet.conf
- the node was in the right environment in foreman
- I ran puppet on the node and in foreman it was moved to the default environment
I've noticed that in my setup the /opt/puppetlabs/server/data/puppetserver/yaml/node/$fqdn.yaml is not getting generated (yaml/facts/$fqdn.yaml is there).
I don't know why it doesn't get generated but it seems that upgrading to puppet 5 that file stopped being written.
As pointed out by gwmngilfen, the above file is used in the classifier script in case the environment is not amongst the facts ( https://github.com/theforeman/puppet-foreman/blob/master/files/external_node_v2.rb#L119-L130 )
Currently the variable `name` which defines the environment is follows ( https://github.com/theforeman/foreman/blob/develop/app/services/puppet_fact_parser.rb#L64 )
name = facts[:environment] || Setting[:default_puppet_environment]
I have disabled "ENC environment" setting (because I want the agent to be able to specify a different env for testing features). So I'm not sure how the behavior should be in case the setting is enabled but a simple workaround for this would be
name = facts[:environment] || facts[:agent_specified_environment] || Setting[:default_puppet_environment]
I tested the above on 1.15.2 and it works as expected.
#2 Updated by Greg Sutcliffe over 1 year ago
Just to add, it seems that in Puppet 4 (or maybe earlier) the facts sent from the agent started including "agent_specified_environment" but we didn't use it in node.rb, leading to a fallback on the node file created by the puppetmaster. So it seems like a "happy" coincidence we've not hit this sooner.
Michael, do you now if this is a known change in Puppet 5? I'm not so familiar with the changes...
#3 Updated by Michael Moll over 1 year ago
I've noticed that in my setup the /opt/puppetlabs/server/data/puppetserver/yaml/node/$fqdn.yaml is not getting generated
Michael, do you now if this is a known change in Puppet 5?