Create a Puppet node definition A node definition groups several classes together. You must create a node definition before a Puppet user can assign it to Puppet nodes. Before you beginRole required: puppet_admin About this task When a Puppet user assigns a node definition to a Puppet node, the Puppet node uses the classes specified by the node definition. To create a new node definition, you create an editable node definition draft and then publish the draft. Procedure Navigate to Puppet > Node Definitions. Click New Draft. Fill in and then save the form. Table 1. Creating Node Definitions Field Description Provider [Read-only] The configuration automation provider for this definition. Inherits [Optional] The parent node definition that contains class declarations to be inherited. Puppet master The Puppet Master that manages the nodes that use this node definition. State [Read-only] The state of the node definition: Draft or Published. Environment [Optional] An additional parameter that allows you to group Puppet nodes. See Puppet Environments documentation for more information. Replaces [Read-only] For node definition draft records, the original node definition record that the draft replaces when published. Change request [Read-only] The change request generated when the draft is published. Click Publish. Declaring classes with PuppetA node definition may have Class Declaration related records.