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Flexible Administration with Puppet's Facter and Templates

One of the strengths of Puppet, the IT automation application, is the flexibility it offers administrators to manage multiple servers through the use of customized templates and remote system facts, which are essentially variable values from remotely managed nodes. Thanks to this flexibility you can administer each Puppet node with instructions tailored for its specific environment – something you cannot do with simpler multiserver administration tools.

As I talk about how to administer nodes with Puppet, I'll assume you are already acquainted with the software and have a working Puppet environment configured. If not, read Multiserver administration with Puppet to get started.

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