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Version information

  • 0.5.1 (latest)
  • 0.5.0
  • 0.4.0
  • 0.3.0
  • 0.2.1
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.2
  • 0.1.1
  • 0.1.0
released Mar 8th 2023
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.2.x, 2023.1.x, 2023.0.x, 2021.7.x, 2021.6.x, 2021.5.x, 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x, 2019.8.x
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  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'deric-hindsight', '0.5.1'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add deric-hindsight
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install deric-hindsight --version 0.5.1

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deric/hindsight — version 0.5.1 Mar 8th 2023


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Module for managing Mozilla's Hindsight configuration and service.

Related projects

Hindsight is a log forwarding engine (successor of Mozilla's Heka) implemented in low-level C with Lua scripting support.


All module names are expected to be available via package manager.

    modules => [ 'luasandbox','luasandbox-elasticsearch',

plugin configuration:

  hindsight::plugin {'tcp':
    filename => 'tcp.lua',
    target   => 'input/tcp',
    config   => {
      instruction_limit => 0,
      address => "",
      port => 5858,
      keep_payload => false,
      send_decode_failures => true,

target is file location in run_dir without extension (.cfg).

The simplest plugin is probably debug:

hindsight::plugin {'debug':
  filename => 'heka_debug.lua',
  target   => 'output/debug',
  config   => {
    message_matcher => 'TRUE',

in order to disable plugin use ensure => absent:

  hindsight::plugin {'debug':
    ensure   => absent,
    filename => 'heka_debug.lua',
    target   => 'output/debug',

New since version 0.3.0

  hindsight::plugin {'debug':
    filename => '',
    target   => output/debug',
    content  => template('path/to/template.erb');
  # or
  hindsight::plugin {'debug':
    filename => '',
    target   => output/debug',
    source   => 'puppet:///fubarmodule/debug.cfg';

Service pre-start commands

Before starting Hindsight service custom commands can be provided:

    service_prestart => [ '/bin/echo foo', '/bin/echo bar']