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  • 2.0.16 (latest)
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released Nov 13th 2018
This module has been deprecated by its author since Oct 28th 2019.

The reason given was: No longer maintained

The author has suggested saz-timezone as its replacement.

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example42/timezone — version 2.0.16 Nov 13th 2018

Deprecation notice

This module was designed for Puppet versions 2 and 3. It should work also on Puppet 4 but doesn't use any of its features.

The current Puppet 3 compatible codebase is no longer actively maintained by example42.

Still, Pull Requests that fix bugs or introduce backwards compatible features will be accepted.

Puppet module: timezone

This is a Puppet module for timezone management, 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.


  • Set the desired timezone

      class { 'timezone':
        timezone => 'Europe/Rome',

Alternatively you can define the ::timezone top scope variable somewhere (in an ENC) and just:

    $::timezone = 'Europe/Rome'
    include timezone
  • Specify if hardware clock uses GMT (default is 'false' and localtime is used)

      class { 'timezone':
        timezone => 'Europe/Rome',
        hw_utc   => true,


      $::timezone = 'Europe/Rome'
      $::timezone_hw_utc = true
      include timezone
  • Use custom template for timezone config file. Refer to $config_file in params.pp to see what's actually the file managed. Note that template and source arguments are alternative.

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

      class { 'timezone':
        my_class => 'example42::my_timezone',

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