5.2.1. HOWTO Use an Alternate ‘simp config’ Environment

Generally, when running the simp config and simp bootstrap commands, all items will be placed into the production Puppet Environment and SIMP Secondary Environment.

If you are installing SIMP onto a preexisting system, you may want to instead install into an environment other than production.

As of simp-cli version 6.0.0 (new with SIMP 6.5), you can configure the simp config and simp bootstrap commands to use an alternate initial environment by setting the shell environment variable, $SIMP_ENVIRONMENT.

For example, if you wanted to name your initial environment simp, then you would do the following:

export SIMP_ENVIRONMENT='simp'
simp config
simp bootstrap

See Advanced Configuration for more information on simp config.