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Version information

  • 0.1.0 (latest)
released Jul 21st 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
  • Puppet >= 6.21.0 < 8.0.0
  • , , , , ,
  • new_ec2_instance_shell

Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'geoff11-vm_provision', '0.1.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add geoff11-vm_provision
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install geoff11-vm_provision --version 0.1.0

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geoff11/vm_provision — version 0.1.0 Jul 21st 2023


This Puppet module currently provides simple virtual machine provisioning in Amazon Web Services using Terraform and Puppet Tasks. It is currently in the proof of concept stage, and some virtual machine values are hard-coded, to ensure low to zero cost during testing and development. These values will be replaced with user-managable Hiera data through a Puppet Plan in next week's update.

Additionally, Linux VM's will install the Puppet Agent after they have been initialized. Windows VM's do not have this feature implemented yet, but it will be added in next week's update,

Nodes used as targets of these Puppet Tasks require the AWS CLI and Terraform to already be installed. Additionally, classify the target node with the vm_provision class contained in this module.

The New EC2 Instance Shell Task is the core focus of current module updates.

Tested on RHEL 7. Experimental / Rapid WIP.