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Questions tagged [hiera]

Hiera is able to read yaml files based on facts, .e.g. if facter domain returns dev.example.com and a dev.example.com.yaml file exist the file is read and the key-values are used. Using hiera can reduce the number of Puppet code lines.

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puppet best practices: share variables among profiles

I'm using the roles&profiles approach for my current puppet project. The puppet best practices tell me: Expose all necessary profile parameters in the main class parameter list. Perform hiera ...
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create textfile in puppet from hiera list

I have a hash with a list in hiera. I use this to automatically create the dbs in the RDBMS via create_resources dbs: - dbname: something - dbname: or - dbname: other I would like to use this ...
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puppet 6 template variable from hiera can't be retreived

I'm having problem when migrating the puppet code from puppet 3 to puppet 6. This is the error message: Error: Could not retrieve catalog from remote server: Error 500 on SERVER: Server Error: ...
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How do you test/troubleshoot hiera in a Puppet environment

I'm using Puppet alongside Foreman to provision hosts, and I've currently got all of Puppet config as modules in a repository. I'd like to use Hiera but I've never been able to get even the simplest ...
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Q: How to define Apache modules via Puppet and Hiera?

I am currently using Puppet with Foreman 1.17 and puppetlabs/apache version 3.1.0. All virtual hosts are defined using a .yaml file: apache::vhost: vm12345_ssl: servername: my.example.com ...
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Puppet 5 : Variables not interpolated

I'm trying to update an old Puppet 3 infrastructure to Puppet 5. I'm using Hiera to get the data, with a NoSQL backend. I've written my own ENC in order to get node data from there, and this is ...
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Overriding Puppet class parameters with hiera

Im trying to use heira to override class parameters in puppet. I have this class: class test( $parameter1="codeddefault" ) { notify {"parameter1 is $parameter1": } } This is my hiera.yaml: ...
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Encrypting properties with “eyaml edit” without a private key?

I would like to use eyaml edit to edit my Puppet/Hiera configuration files. My configuration files are a mixture of encrypted and plain text content. I want to use eyaml edit to encrypt certain ...
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Use of Foreman with Puppet's hiera_include

I am evaluating Foreman (version 1.16), and am wondering whether the following observations about its capabilities for integrating with Puppet are correct: Foreman can import Puppet class definitions....
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Module not executing with r10k/puppet on masterless system

I was following this guide to set up a masterless puppet machine that could use puppet to manage itself (in a way that would let me add nodes and use this as the master later, but that's irrelevant ...
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Using Foreman's host groups in hiera.yaml :hierarchy section

Does anyone know how to set a correct path in :hierarchy section of hiera.yaml config to apply configuration to Foreman's host groups? I tried to use this settings with %{::hostgroup} variable, but it ...
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Get array output in puppet ERB from hiera

I have a array defined in the following format in hiera. master_servers: - "stage-01.com" - "stage-02.com" I am trying to populate the config file with ERB in the following format discovery....
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dynamic values inside hiera classes

below is my common.yaml file --- classes: - home_setup::falcon_logical_name home_setup::falcon_logical_name::user: 'falcuat' home_setup::falcon_logical_name::group: 'falcgrp' home_setup::...
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Managing Puppet certnames with dynamic servers

I have a puppet setup where each node manifest is named something like /^web-\d+\.example\.com$/ We do this so we can spin up new servers for additional capacity and give each one a unique certname ...
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how to make our servers aware of the names of the other servers in the environment in Puppet

Can you please guide me on how I can use hiera or site.pp to make our servers aware of the names of the other servers in the environment? for example , we have 10 servers in uat2 ,Id like to get a ...
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Puppet not pulling Hiera value

Learning Puppet and Hiera and I've run into a roadblock. I apologize in advance if this is something simple. Given the following files within my GitLab for the PuppetClass es_strat: hiera.yaml --...
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Hiera lookup of datasource failing on new node

I'm trying to set up a new node using puppet, but it fails with an error that leads me to believe that hiera isn't finding the correct datasource: Server Error: Evaluation Error: Error while ...
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how do create puppet file directory resource using variable in the name so that it does not add brackets around the name []

When I try the following in my manifest. $profile = hiera('duplicity::profile', 'test123') file { [ "/tmp/${profile}" ]: ensure => directory, owner => root, group => root, } I ...
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Puppet Hiera Error: Function Call, can't convert Symbol into Integer

I cannot run manifest once configured hiera. This is my master: /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/hiera.yaml --- :backends: - yaml :hierarchy: - "%{::osfamily}" - "%{::fqdn}" - global :yaml: # datadir ...
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Puppet/hiera : generate sereval files from one template

I'm running puppet 4 and I would like to generate several config files from the same template with different configurations for each one. for example : # cat /tmp/a.conf test1 # cat /tmp/b.conf ...
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Does Puppet 2.7 allow a class inheritance of an unparameterized “params” class?

I'm getting the following error when I run puppet-lint: $ puppet-lint manifests/* manifests/init.pp - WARNING: class inheriting from params class on line 72 I had myself a quick search on ...
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Puppet and systemctl trouble

I have some trouble with puppet and systemctl. I used to load several parameters for a 'service' but it's not working anymore on centos7. This is my error: Error: Could not enable [ntpd ntpdate]: ...
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What is the equivalent of using hiera as an ENC in Ansible?

I use hiera as an External Node Classifier in Puppet in order to avoid that roles are deployed on nodes that are for example incompatible. Now I have two servers that are provisioned using Ansible. I ...
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Best way for user management with Hiera

I am currently trying to move our Puppet setup to further use Hiera. In regard to this, I would like to create the users with Hiera, but having some problems how to do this when moving up in the ...
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RedHat Satellite/Katello and Hiera

I'm using RedHat Satellite 6.1.1, and am successfully syncing Puppet modules from a local forge into the Katello part of Satellite. However, I'm not sure how to go about syncing my Hiera data. ...
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Getting puppetlabs-apt module apt::ppa working in puppet hiera

I'm using the puppetlabs-apt forge module together with hiera in puppet 3.8.5. Adding apt::sources works: apt::sources: 'ubuntu': location: 'http://server.com/ubuntu' release: "%{::...
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failing to look up hiera-file value from puppet

I'm in the process of upgrading an old puppet 2.7 installation to puppet 3.8, and I've also been shuffling the location of some of hiera's data. I'm not sure which is to blame here. puppet agent --...
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hiera_hash/hiera_array in foreman?

Is there a way in foreman to have puppet variables appended from parent host groups? Example of desired functionality: AllHosts: ssh_allow[10.1.1.0/32] AllHosts/publicHosts: ssh_allow[71.0.0.0/8] ...
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Vagrant Puppet apply manifest with wrong environment

I use Puppet 3.7 in standard client-server mode, with environments, and using Hiera for data. I use Vagrant to test the Puppet manifests directly from my Puppet repository. I recently started to use ...
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Return yaml value to puppet fact lookup

I'm trying to resolve a YAML value in a module file { '/boot/config.txt' : ensure => present, mode => '0755', content => $::hostname?{ 'serverName1.domain' => template('...
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Load hiera file from specific variable/fact/hiera-value

I'm trying to load a hiera file according to a specific flag. Hiera hierarachy configuration is :hierarchy: - "%{environment}/%{::fqdn}" - "%{environment}/%{nodetype}" - "%{environment}/%{...
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how to create array of arrays from hiera in puppet

I have a situation where I have to generate array of arrays which are declared in hiera in puppet at different hierarchies. Lets say at environment level I have a declaration test: - [a,b,c,d] - ...
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Puppet - using hiera parameters in a top scope manifest file

I have a site.pp file which looks like this: Package {allow_virtual => false,} stage { 'pre': before => Stage['main'] } stage { 'post': require => Stage['main'] } resources { 'firewall': ...
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How to reference a heira variable from elsewhere the heirarchy?

So suppose in a very specific hiera yaml file I define a variable, such as "env_name". env_name: "dev-unstable" Now in a more general hiera file I'd like to interpolate that variable into a string....
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How do I run hiera standalone to test values?

Presumably on my puppet master I can run hiera from the command line to see how a particular node would generate a variable set, but it's really hard to find a working example of that. I've tried ...
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Using hiera to include modules in example42/apache

I'm trying to set up a puppet configuration for work (open source version), and my goal is to create a sort of standard class that most of our servers could just use with a simple hiera_include in the ...
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Puppet: How to fix “Unknown function hiera_include”?

I've installed Puppet using the foreman-installer and it installed successfully. Then, I wanted to install Hiera as I have some modules which use hiera functions so I've installed hiera and created a ...
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Disable Puppet ENC part in Foreman

I looked for this for days now, and I'm quite depressed. We want to use Foreman as a monitoring and provisionnig tool. We would like to deactivate Foreman's ENC and use only Hiera. How could I manage ...
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How do dynamically get the hostname of another machine in hiera?

I have a few machines, one of those has the class dbserver assigned via ENC. The other machines run software which need the DB. Now I want to configure this software to be able to connect to the DB. I ...
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Optionally pass parameter to puppet using hiera

We're using the roles/profiles pattern. In the example below I'd like to optionally pass a parameter from hiera so that if no value is provided then the ::apache class default is used (which it gets ...
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Satellite 6's puppet is unable to find the hiera data sources

Using Satellite 6 which comes with Foreman 1.6.0.53. By default, Puppetlabs' documentation states that hiera configuration should be in $config/hiera.yaml. # puppet config print confdir hiera_config ...
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Puppet node no picking up hiera parameter from global.yaml file

I am using Foreman, Puppet and Hiera to provide parameter data for my nodes. Each node has its own node.yaml file on the Puppet Master in /etc/puppet/hieradata. There is also a global.yaml file ...
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Get value from hiera hash in Puppet

I have this structure in my hiera file that create some rules in my smb.conf. samba::shares: PDF: - comment = "PDF" - path = /home/smb/pdf - browseable = yes - hide dot files = yes ...
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Puppet noob, stuck on the same error for hours

I'm trying to setup a puppet master with hiera. When I try "puppet agent --test" on the mongo node I get this error. Error: Could not retrieve catalog from remote server: Error 400 on SERVER: ...
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Linux-Puppet: Error: Could not retrieve catalog from remote server, what could be the reason?

I've wrote a Puppet module which is supposed to create a directory, copy files into there and change the ownership of the files. The module name is "workspace". In the manifests folder of the module ...
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Puppet module not run on agents while this has been defined in Hiera on the Puppetmaster

Once I've installed Puppet, Foreman, Hiera and Facter, how do I get them all to work with one another? The Foreman GUI is operating properly and can be viewed using a browser. Hiera is installed, and ...
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How to return default hash keys in hiera_hash() call?

In an attempt to clean up my client's Hiera data for Puppet, and drastically reduce the number of Hiera calls in the Puppet manifests, I'm changing constructs like some_name::key1: a_value_1 ...
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How to instantiate multiple instances of the same resource using Hiera

Using Hiera, is it possible to instantiate two classes with different properties? I know I can do add to my node declaration: user{'francois': uid => 1000, # ... } user{'julien': uid => ...
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Trouble using hiera in masterless setup and getting values set for classes

I am running a masterless puppet setup that applies the puppet changes in the following manner. puppet apply /tmp/puppet/manifests/site.pp --modulepath=/tmp/puppet/modules --hiera_config=/tmp/puppet/...
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Install of hiera-puppet-1.0.0-1.el6.noarch conflicts with file from package puppet-3.7.1-1.el6.noarch

Installing puppet and hiera sudo rpm -ivh http://yum.puppetlabs.com/el/6.4/products/x86_64/puppetlabs-release-6-11.noarch.rpm sudo yum update -y sudo yum -y install vim unzip rubygems puppet puppet-...