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released Mar 30th 2016
This module has been deprecated by its author since Oct 28th 2019.

The reason given was: No longer maintained

The author has suggested derdanne-nfs as its replacement.

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example42/nfs — version 2.0.16 Mar 30th 2016

Puppet module: nfs


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 nfs based on the second generation layout ("NextGen") of Example42 Puppet Modules.

Made by Alessandro Franceschi / Lab42

Official site:

Official git repository:

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 nfs with default settings (Server mode)

      class { 'nfs': }
  • Install only nfs client pacakges

      class { 'nfs':
        mode => 'client',


      include nfs::client
  • Install a specific version of nfs

      class { 'nfs':
        version => '1.0.1',
  • Disable nfs service.

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

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

      class { 'nfs':
        audit_only => true
  • Mounting NFS shares

      nfs::mount { '/mnt/bigdata':
        server         => '',    #required
        share          => '/bigdata',     #required
        mountpoint     => '/mnt/bigdata', #if empty defaults to the resource name
        ensure         => present,        #default is 'present', can also be 'absent'
        client_options => '',             #default is 'auto'

'client_options' is a passthrough to the [mount type options attribute] ( If the mountpoint directory does not exist it will be created along with any parent directories that don't exist, essentially 'mkdir -p $mountpoint'.

USAGE - Overrides and Customizations

  • Use custom sources for main config file

      class { 'nfs':
        source => [ "puppet:///modules/example42/nfs/nfs.conf-${hostname}" , "puppet:///modules/example42/nfs/nfs.conf" ], 
  • Use custom source directory for the whole configuration dir

      class { 'nfs':
        source_dir       => 'puppet:///modules/example42/nfs/conf/',
        source_dir_purge => false, # Set to true to purge any existing file not present in $source_dir
  • Use custom template for main config file. Note that template and source arguments are alternative.

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

      class { 'nfs':
        my_class => 'example42::my_nfs',

USAGE - Example42 extensions management

  • Activate puppi (recommended, but disabled by default)

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

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


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