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Monitoring Puppet Forge sync on Satellite 6.1.7

Out of trouble Posted on 2016-02-18 15:29:22

If you sync in Puppet Forge into Satellite 6.1, you may think that it’s not working properly. Looking at the task progress, it states 0%. Looking in Sync Status, it says something like:

‘Total module count: 3970.’

..but no progress indicated.

This is a bug, there are actually plenty of stuff happening. You can track the status by doing a grep in /var/log/messages on your satellite server.

# watch ‘echo “Puppet modules synced in so far: $(grep “pulp: requests.packages.urllib3.connectionpool:INFO: Starting new HTTP connection (1): forge.puppetlabs.com” /var/log/messages|wc -l)”‘


Puppet modules synced in so far: 1247

Sync time, on my VM with 8GB RAM and limited CPU was ~1-1,5 modules / second. So, approx. 1 hour to sync in all modules in Puppet Forge.



How much diskspace does Satellite 6 with RHEL7 synced-in require?

You must read Posted on 2016-02-18 15:22:37

If you’re to do a quick demo installation of Red Hat Satellite 6.1, you may wonder how much or how little disk space you can get away with. The answer is, running on a minimal installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, excluding the RHEL7 Supplementary repo, but including:

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server RPMs x86_64 7Server
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server – Extras RPMs x86_64

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server – Optional RPMs x86_64 7Server

* Red Hat Satellite Tools 6.1 for RHEL 7 Server RPMs x86_64

*
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server Kickstart x86_64 7.2

and
* Puppet forge (~3950 modules)

It takes approximately 36 GB of total space, excluding SWAP, as of this writing 🙂



Red Hat Solution Architect in the nordics

You must read Posted on 2016-02-18 12:16:25

So. I’m now employed at Red Hat as a Solution Architect in the nordics. Primarily I work in Denmark. If you also are located there and you want to know more about what cool stuff can be done with Red Hat’s products, let me know. My area of specialty is in and around infrastructure, LCM, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, migration, HA, SoE, etc.

/ sudo ‘thatthingthatgoesbeforethedomainname’ redhat dotcom..