deprecated module for the Choria Orchestrator

Choria Orchestrator



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Version information

  • 0.4.0 (latest)
  • 0.3.0
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.0
  • 0.0.12
  • 0.0.11
  • 0.0.10
  • 0.0.9
  • 0.0.8
  • 0.0.7
  • 0.0.6
released Mar 21st 2018
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2021.0.x, 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, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.9.0
  • Debian
This module has been deprecated by its author since May 15th 2020.

The author has suggested choria-choria as its replacement.

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choria/nats — version 0.4.0 Mar 21st 2018 module for AIO Puppet 4

This is a basic module to configure for use with Puppet 4, it's intended as a companion module to the ripienaar/mcollective module.

DEPRECATED: This module is now deprecated, you should use the Broker features provided by the choria/choria module.

To remove the files this module added while moving to choria/choria set ensure => absent on this module.


This module will install the NATS binary on your machine via source from inside the module file directory, create a config dir, config file and configure the NATS daemon for standalone or clustered use.

It only supports verified TLS connections and defaults to using the Puppet certificates and CA.


It's recommended that you define a cluster of servers equal to 3 nodes, but it can run standalone too.

By default clients will listen on ::, use port 4222, monitoring will be on port 8222 and cluster comms will use port 4223.

This module installs the included gnatsd binary to /usr/sbin/gnatsd by default and manages either a SysV init script (nats::service_type => 'init'), an Upstart job (nats::service_type => 'upstart') or a Systemd Unit file (nats::service_type => 'systemd') depending on the underlying operating system.

Default logging is to syslog for systemd, to /var/log/upstart/gnatsd.log for upstart and to /var/log/gnatsd-stderr.log and /var/log/gnatsd-stdout.log for init. Various other paths can be configured via the class properties.

It may happen that you run in a high amount of TCP connections. The default amount of open files is 1024 (each TCP connection is a file descriptor => is a file). You can increase this if you use the systemd init system. The option is limit_nofile. You can check the amount of open TCP connections by:

lsof -p $(pgrep --pidfile /var/run/ | grep TCP -c

Cluster of 3 Servers

Given 3 servers with cluster ports 4223 and password S3cret you configure the the class with the FQDNs of your 3 servers and a password

  servers => ["", "", ""],
  routes_password => "S3cret"

Standalone Server

If you do not specify servers, it becomes a standalone node:

include nats

Change the service type manually (systemd, upstart redhat or init)

The module installs a Systemd Unit file, an Upstart Job or a classic SysV init script, depending on the underlying operating system. Usually there is no need to set the service type manually.

class { 'nats':
  service_type => 'systemd', # or 'upstart', `redhat` or 'init'

Collectd Stats

If you use the puppet/collectd module to manage collectd this module can configure a metrics poller for your NATS instances

  servers => ["", "", ""],
  routes_password => "S3cret",
  manage_collectd => true


The module supports Debian, Ubuntu and RedHat/CentOS. You should be able to use it on other operating systems not directly supported as well, provided you set the nats::service_type parameter (it defaults to init).

For Systemd support the module depends on the camptocamp/systemd module.