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Module for writing hosts entries based on EC2 tags


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Version information

  • 0.1.5 (latest)
  • 0.1.0
released Apr 3rd 2014

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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'continuent-ec2_hosts', '0.1.5'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add continuent-ec2_hosts
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install continuent-ec2_hosts --version 0.1.5

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continuent/ec2_hosts — version 0.1.5 Apr 3rd 2014


Write private IP address to /etc/hosts for a set of EC2 servers based on a tag key=>value combination


This module uses Facter to load information about matching EC2 servers. Add these values to the facts passed into Puppet.

  • "aws_access_key" => "ACCESS_KEY"
  • "aws_secret_access_key" => "SECRET_ACCESS_KEY"
  • "ec2_tag_group_key" => "HostnameGroup"
  • "ec2_tag_group_value" => "DatabasesGroup"

Add the ec2_hosts class to your manifest. You can optionally include the first portion of the hostname in /etc/hosts.

class { "ec2_hosts": 

include_short_hostname => true }