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  • 2.0.16 (latest)
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released Jun 30th 2015
This module has been deprecated by its author since Oct 28th 2019.

The reason given was: No longer maintained

The author has suggested graylog-graylog as its replacement.

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example42/graylog2 — version 2.0.16 Jun 30th 2015

Puppet module: graylog2


This module is no more actively maintained and will hardly be updated.

Please find an alternative module from other authors or consider Tiny Puppet as replacement.

If you want to maintain this module, contact Alessandro Franceschi

This is a Puppet module for graylog2 based on the second generation layout ("NextGen") of Example42 Puppet Modules.

Made by Alessandro Franceschi / Lab42

Official site:

Official git repository:

Module development sponsored by AllOver.IO

Released under the terms of Apache 2 License.

This module requires functions provided by the Example42 Puppi module (you need it even if you don't use and install Puppi)

For detailed info about the logic and usage patterns of Example42 modules check the DOCS directory on Example42 main modules set.

USAGE - Basic management

$* Install graylog2 with default settings, that is installation from official site, run as graylog2 user. It installs also the web interface, by default

    class { 'graylog2': }
  • Install a specific version of graylog. Applies either to package or source upstream site.

      class { 'graylog2':
        version => '0.11.0',
  • Web Interface specific parameters

      class { 'graylog2':
        webinterface_install             => 'package',     # Default: source
        webinterface_package             => 'my-graylog2', # Default: graylog2-web-interface
        webinterface_install_destination => '/usr/local', # Default /opt
        webinterface_webserver           => 'nginx',  # Default (and currently only supported) apache
  • Install only graylog2-server without web-interface

      class { 'graylog2':
        webinterface_install => false,     # Default: source
  • Install only graylog2-web-interface without graylog2-server

      class { 'graylog2':
        install => false,     # Default: source
  • Provide a custom template for elasticsearch configuration file

      class { 'graylog2':
        elasticsearch_path  => 'site/graylog2/elasticsearch.yml.erb',
  • Provide mongodb autentication details

      class { 'graylog2':
        mongo_db_host     => '', # Default
        mongo_db_port     => '27020', # Default 27017
        mongo_db_name     => 'grey', # Default graylog2
        mongo_user        => 'grey', # Default grayloguser
        mongo_password    => 'mypw', # Default 123 - CHANGE IT!
  • Disable graylog2 service.

      class { 'graylog2':
        disable => true
  • Remove graylog2 package

      class { 'graylog2':
        absent => true
  • Enable auditing without without making changes on existing graylog2 configuration files

      class { 'graylog2':
        audit_only => true
  • Module dry-run: Do not make any change on all the resources provided by the module

      class { 'graylog2':
        noops => true

USAGE - Overrides and Customizations

  • Use custom sources for main config file (default template option has to be undefined)

      class { 'graylog2':
        template => undef,
        source  => [ "puppet:///modules/example42/graylog2/graylog2.conf-${hostname}" , "puppet:///modules/example42/graylog2/graylog2.conf" ],
  • Use custom template for main config file, alternative to default template

      class { 'graylog2':
        template => 'example42/graylog2/graylog2.conf.erb',
  • Automatically include a custom subclass

      class { 'graylog2':
        my_class => 'example42::my_graylog2',

USAGE - Example42 extensions management

  • Activate puppi (recommended, but disabled by default)

      class { 'graylog2':
        puppi    => true,
  • Activate puppi and use a custom puppi_helper template (to be provided separately with a puppi::helper define ) to customize the output of puppi commands

      class { 'graylog2':
        puppi        => true,
        puppi_helper => 'myhelper', 
  • Activate automatic monitoring (recommended, but disabled by default). This option requires the usage of Example42 monitor and relevant monitor tools modules

      class { 'graylog2':
        monitor      => true,
        monitor_tool => [ 'nagios' , 'monit' , 'munin' ],
  • Activate automatic firewalling. This option requires the usage of Example42 firewall and relevant firewall tools modules

      class { 'graylog2':       
        firewall      => true,
        firewall_tool => 'iptables',
        firewall_src  => '',
        firewall_dst  => $ipaddress_eth0,


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