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  • You can see an example of Puppet module to manipulate PicOS configuration on our Github repository:


  • If the FTP server is connected via the Eth0/1 port, you need to add the string sudo ip vrf exec mgmt-vrf before the apt-get command when executing the apt-get operation.

    For example:

    admin@Xorplus:~$ sudo ip vrf exec mgmt-vrf apt-get update


    If sudo ip vrf exec mgmt-vrf is not added, find the next hop routing information from the default VRF. For the usage of VRF, refer to the VRF configuration guide.

Step 1 - Use the correct repository for the specific application and CPU on the switch. Pica8 support can help in the choice of repository.

admin@Roma$sudo more /etc/apt/sources.list | grep -v "#"
deb unstable main

For a typical puppet installation, the latest standard debian repo is advised.

Step 2 - Update the debian packages on PicOS

admin@XorPlus$sudo apt-get update
Hit stable Release.gpg
Hit stable Release
Hit stable/main powerpc Packages
Hit stable/main Translation-en
Reading package lists... Done

Step 3 - Install puppet client and configure it

sudo apt-get install puppet

Look at the puppet documentation to understand how to connect the puppet client to a puppet server. A simple installation would require at least minor modification on the puppet.conf file.

more /etc/puppet/puppet.conf
server =

Step 4 - Verify Puppet installation

admin@Roma$sudo puppet agent -t
Notice: Using less secure serialization of reports and query parameters for compatibility
Notice: with older puppet master. To remove this notice, please upgrade your master(s) 
Notice: to Puppet 3.3 or newer.
Notice: See for more information.
Info: Retrieving pluginfacts
Info: Retrieving plugin
Info: Loading facts in /var/lib/puppet/lib/facter/facter_dot_d.rb
Info: Loading facts in /var/lib/puppet/lib/facter/root_home.rb
Info: Loading facts in /var/lib/puppet/lib/facter/puppet_vardir.rb
Info: Loading facts in /var/lib/puppet/lib/facter/pe_version.rb
Info: Loading facts in /var/lib/puppet/lib/facter/instance_id.rb
Info: Caching catalog for Roma
Info: Applying configuration version '1405148228'
Notice: Finished catalog run in 0.35 seconds

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