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A lightweight puppet module for managing fstab mounts and server exports

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Version information

  • 1.0.0 (latest)
released Sep 11th 2015
This version is compatible with:
  • Ubuntu

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this declaration to your Puppetfile:

mod 'ceh-fstab', '1.0.0'
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Add this module to a Bolt project:

bolt module add ceh-fstab
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install ceh-fstab --version 1.0.0

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.



ceh/fstab — version 1.0.0 Sep 11th 2015


A lightweight puppet module for managing fstab mounts and server exports

Module Description

This puppet module will allow the managment of nfs and cifs mounts and exports. It does this by backing on to the puppet Mount type, it will also ensure that a mount point in the filesystem already exists.


What Puppet-Fstab affects

  • Optionally installs nfs and cifs client software
  • Manages the mount points
  • Manages /etc/exports


Mount to an NFS share

class { 'fstab' : }

fstab::mount { '/mountPoint':
  ensure  => 'mounted',
  device  => '',
  options => 'ro,hard,rsize=32768,wsize=32768,nfsvers=3',
  fstype  => 'nfs',

Mount to a CIFS share using username and password

class { 'fstab':
  manage_cifs => true, # manage the cifs packages

$credentials = '/home/user/mount.smb'

fstab::mount { '/mountPoint':
  ensure           => 'mounted',
  device           => '//windows-server/sharedFolder',
  credentials_file => $credentials,
  username         => 'msusername',
  password         => 'mspassword',
  options          => "credentials=${credentials},sec=ntlm,uid=owner,gid=group,iocharset=utf-8",
  fstype           => 'cifs',


This module has been tested on Ubuntu 14.04 and Centos 6