Adding nodes to a relay server

When you have at least one relay, you will likely want to add nodes on it.

You then have two possible cases:

  • You want to switch an already existing node to the relay
  • You want to add a new one

The procedure on both cases is the same, you have to:

  • Create / update the file /var/rudder/cfengine-community/policy_server.dat with the IP address or the fully qualified domain name of the relay server (instead of the root server)
echo "" > /var/rudder/cfengine-community/policy_server.dat
  • Trigger an inventory immediately to make sure the node is registered correctly
rudder agent inventory

After those steps, the node should be registered correctly on your Rudder infrastructure.