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A task to enable or disable the Puppet agent


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Version information

  • 1.0.0 (latest)
released Dec 30th 2019
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 3.0.0 < 7.0.0
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  • agent_disenable

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'gabe-agent_disenable', '1.0.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add gabe-agent_disenable
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install gabe-agent_disenable --version 1.0.0

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.



gabe/agent_disenable — version 1.0.0 Dec 30th 2019


This task makes it easy to enable or disable a Puppet agent remotely. It simply runs the puppet agent --enable or puppet agent --disable command for you on the remote host. You can optionally supply a message for a disabled agent to report when someone tries to run the disabled agent.


The task takes one required parameter, and optionally a second.

action (required)

Set to enable or disable to put the agent in the desired state.

message (optional)

An optional message to append to the --disable flag.


Puppet Enterprise console

Once the module is available in your production code environment, it will become available in the console and you can use it just like any other task.

Command Line

You'll need to supply the parameters on the command line, as in the following two examples.

bolt task run agent_disenable action=disable message='hand edits rock' \
  --user root --password --targets ssh://kermit,ssh://gonzo,ssh://animal

bolt task run agent_disenable action=enable \
  --user Administrator --password --targets winrm://hoggle,winrm://bowie