Live Management: Advanced Tasks
NOTE: Live management and MCollective are not yet supported on Windows nodes.
Use the “Advanced Tasks” tab to invoke actions from any MCollective agent installed on your nodes.
Agents and Actions
This tab is a direct interface to your nodes’ MCollective agents. It automatically generates a GUI for every agent installed on your systems, exposing all of their actions through the console. If you install any custom MCollective agents, they’ll appear in the “Advanced Tasks” tab.
Puppet Enterprise ships with the following MCollective agents:
- package — installs and uninstalls software packages.
- rpcutil — performs miscellaneous meta-tasks.
- service — starts and stops services.
- puppetral — the agent used to implement the manage resources tab. When used from the advanced tasks tab, it can only inspect resources, not clone them.
Each agent view includes explanatory text for each action.
Navigate to an agent to see a list of actions. To invoke an action, click its name, enter any required arguments, and confirm with the red “Run” button.
Invoking an action with no arguments:
Invoking an action with an argument:
An action in progress: