3.4.2. Installing SIMP From A Repository¶
Using the official SIMP YUM repositories is the simplest method for getting up and running with SIMP on an existing infrastructure. If you are using a virtual infrastructure, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, or your own internal VM stack, this is the method that you will want to use.
This method does not modify your system’s partitioning scheme or encryption scheme to meet any regulatory policies. If you want an example of what that should look like see the Kickstart files in the simp-core Git repository.
126.96.36.199. Enable EPEL¶
RHEL systems will need to enable the EPEL Repositories manually.
sudo yum install epel-release -y sudo yum install pygpgme yum-utils -y
188.8.131.52. Install The SIMP-Project Repositories¶
Add the following to
6 with the appropriate version of SIMP. If the repo file does not exist,
create it. The repo file contents for
SIMP 6.X is shown below.
If you don’t know what versions map together, please see the SIMP Version Guide.
RHEL Users should replace
$releasever below with the actual release
This would be
7 for RHEL 7 and
6 for RHEL 6
The whitespace and alignment shown before the additional
values must be preserved
[simp-project_6_X] name=simp-project_6_X baseurl=https://packagecloud.io/simp-project/6_X/el/$releasever/$basearch gpgcheck=1 enabled=1 gpgkey=https://raw.githubusercontent.com/NationalSecurityAgency/SIMP/master/GPGKEYS/RPM-GPG-KEY-SIMP https://download.simp-project.com/simp/GPGKEYS/RPM-GPG-KEY-SIMP-6 sslverify=1 sslcacert=/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt metadata_expire=300 [simp-project_6_X_dependencies] name=simp-project_6_X_dependencies baseurl=https://packagecloud.io/simp-project/6_X_Dependencies/el/$releasever/$basearch gpgcheck=1 enabled=1 gpgkey=https://raw.githubusercontent.com/NationalSecurityAgency/SIMP/master/GPGKEYS/RPM-GPG-KEY-SIMP https://download.simp-project.com/simp/GPGKEYS/RPM-GPG-KEY-SIMP-6 https://yum.puppet.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-puppetlabs https://yum.puppet.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-puppet https://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/yum/RPM-GPG-KEY-PGDG-96 https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-$releasever sslverify=1 sslcacert=/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt metadata_expire=300
184.108.40.206. Rebuild The Yum Cache¶
sudo yum makecache
220.127.116.11. Install the SIMP Server¶
puppetserver package as follows:
sudo yum install -y puppetserver
Install the core SIMP packages as follows:
sudo yum install -y simp
simp RPM installs the SIMP core Puppet modules and other critical
SIMP assets such as its environment skeleton, custom SELinux policy, CLI,
- The Puppet modules are installed into
/usr/share/simpand do not affect any existing Puppet environment. Other steps in the SIMP server setup will deploy the modules into a Puppet environment.
SIMP also provides a large number of ‘extra’ Puppet module packages that you
can install as needed (
pupmod-simp-nfs, etc.). You
can discover what extra modules are available by searching for
yum. Alternatively, you can install all of the extra Puppet modules into
/usr/share/simp by simply running
sudo yum install -y simp-extras.