Puppet Module for managing ZFS
Matt Dainty

Matt Dainty



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Version information

  • 2.2.9 (latest)
  • 2.2.8
  • 2.2.7
  • 2.2.6
  • 2.2.5
  • 2.2.4
  • 2.2.3
  • 2.2.2
  • 2.2.1
  • 2.2.0
  • 2.1.0
  • 2.0.1
  • 2.0.0
  • 1.0.0
released Apr 25th 2020
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >=4.4.0 <7.0.0
  • RedHat
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Start using this module

Tags: zfs, zpool, zed


bodgit/zfs — version 2.2.9 Apr 25th 2020


Tested with Travis CI

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Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with zfs
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  6. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


This module currently ensures that the ZFS packages available from zfsonlinux.org are installed and configured.

RHEL/CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian are supported using Puppet 4.4.0 or later. On RHEL/CentOS platforms there is support for installing the kABI-tracking kernel modules as opposed to the default of DKMS-style kernel modules.


What zfs affects

This module will install kernel modules which utilises the DKMS framework to accomplish this. This means kernel headers, toolchains, etc. will be installed.

Setup Requirements

You will need pluginsync enabled. On RHEL/CentOS platforms you will need to have access to the EPEL repository by using stahnma/epel or by other means to use the DKMS-style kernel modules. On Debian 8 you will need to enable backports using puppetlabs/apt with something like:

::apt::setting { 'conf-validity':
  content => @(EOS/L),
    Acquire::Check-Valid-Until "false";
    | EOS

class { '::apt::backports':
  location => 'http://archive.debian.org/debian',
  pin      => 500,

Debian 9 and higher require the contrib repository which can be enabled with:

::apt::source { 'contrib':
  location => 'http://deb.debian.org/debian',
  repos    => 'contrib',

Beginning with zfs

In the very simplest case, you can just include the following:

include ::zfs


For example on RHEL/CentOS to instead install the kABI-tracking kernel modules and tune the ARC, you can do:

class { '::zfs':
  kmod_type   => 'kabi',
  zfs_arc_max => to_bytes('256 M'),
  zfs_arc_min => to_bytes('128 M'),

To also install the ZFS Event Daemon (zed):

include ::zfs
include ::zfs::zed


The reference documentation is generated with puppet-strings and the latest version of the documentation is hosted at https://bodgit.github.io/puppet-zfs/.


This module has been built on and tested against Puppet 4.4.0 and higher.

The module has been tested on:

  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6/7/8
  • Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04
  • Debian 8/9/10

It should also work on Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 however the quality of some aspects of the packages make it difficult for the module to work properly.


The module has both rspec-puppet and beaker-rspec tests. Run them with:

$ bundle exec rake test
$ PUPPET_INSTALL_TYPE=agent PUPPET_INSTALL_VERSION=x.y.z bundle exec rake beaker:<nodeset>

Please log issues or pull requests at github.