The ‘base’ ServerTemplate for Linux contains the minimum set of scripts and alerts for optimized server management through the RightScale platform such as:

  • Install the puppet client from the PE Server
  • Processes the role associated with the agent/node

It’s strongly recommended that you begin custom ServerTemplate development by cloning the ‘base’ ServerTemplate and then modify it to meet your needs.

Minimum Scripts for Best Practices

Since the “Base” ServerTemplate contains the minimum set of script that are required for optimal server management within the RightScale management platform, it’s recommended that these scripts are not deleted from a ServerTemplate unless you are an advanced user and are aware of the ramifications.

The minimum set of scripts in the Base ServerTemplate are found in most ServerTemplates published by RightScale and perform the following setup operations:

Boot Sequence

See RightLink 10 Linux Base for details on the default scripts.

  • Puppet Client Install - This script installs a the puppet client from the PE server and runs role.

Puppet client Inputs

Input Name Description Example Value
PUPPET_SERVER Hostname of the puppet server puppet.example.com
PUPPET_ROLE The role that applies to the agent text: nginx_webserver