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.
18.104.22.168. 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
22.214.171.124. Rebuild The Yum Cache
sudo yum makecache
126.96.36.199. 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.