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Puppet module for installing and configuring memcached


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Version information

  • 0.9.3 (latest)
  • 0.9.2 (deleted)
released Mar 31st 2015
This version is compatible with:
  • RedHat, Debian, Ubuntu

Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'counsyl-memcached', '0.9.3'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add counsyl-memcached
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install counsyl-memcached --version 0.9.3

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counsyl/memcached — version 0.9.3 Mar 31st 2015


This Puppet module provides classes for managing Memcached and related packages.



By default, inclusion of this class installs memcached and enables its service:

include memcached

Further customization may be done via class parameters, for example to purge the package, set the ensure parameter to absent:

class { 'memcached':
  ensure => 'absent',

To prevent the memcached service from starting on boot, set the service_enable parameter to false:

class { 'memcached':
  service_enable => false,


By default, the memcached class does not modify the configuration file used by Linux platforms. Customizations of this file are done with the memcached::config class. For example, to allow connections from beyond the localhost you'd set the listen parameter:

class { 'memcached::config':
  listen => '',

To change the maximum amount of memory used by memcached to one gigabyte (1024 megabytes), you'd set the cachesize parameter:

class { 'memcached::maxsize':
  cachesize => 1024,

The full list of configuration parameters, which correspond to directly to the memcached command-line options, are:

  • port
  • user
  • cachesize
  • maxconn
  • listen
  • logfile
  • maxsize


Installs the memcached development headers package for the platform.


Sets up a firewall rule allowing external access to the Memcached instance -- use of this class requires the puppetlabs-firewall module and configuring the listen parameter in memcached::config.


Installs the libMemcached library package.


Installs the libMemcached development headers package.


Installs the system package for python-memcached.


Apache License, Version 2.0


Justin Bronn


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