Modules are self-contained, shareable bundles of code and data. Each module manages a
specific task in your infrastructure, such as installing and configuring a piece of
software. With Puppet Enterprise (PE), a lot of your infrastructure is
supported by modules, so it is important to learn how to install, build, and use them. To
practice working with modules, try installing the
which automates installing, configuring, and managing IIS services.
- Go to the IIS module page on the Forge.
Select r10k or Code Manager as the
Installation Method, and follow the instructions to
add the module declaration to your Puppetfile.
By default, Code Manager installs the latest version and disables automatic updates; however, you can specify options to install a different version or keep the module current with the latest version. To automatically update the module when a new version is released, specify
mod 'puppetlabs/iis', :latest). To install a specific version of the module and prevent automatic updates, specify the version number as a string (such as
mod 'puppetlabs/iis, '7.0.0').
Make sure your Puppetfile includes module
declarations for the
puppetlabs/pwshlibmodule, which is a dependency of the
iismodule. Dependencies for each module are listed on the Dependencies tab on the module’s Forge page, and you can specify the desired version in the same way you did for the primary module.For example, this code installs version 7.0.0 of the
iismodule, installs the module's dependency, and prevents automatic updates (due to specified version numbers):
mod 'puppetlabs/iis, '7.0.0' mod ‘puppetlabs/pwshlib’, ‘0.4.0’
SSH into your primary server and deploy code running the
puppet-code deploy --allcommand.
module. Installing a module makes it available in PE so
you can use it to manage nodes.