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A module to install and manage LibreNMS


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Version information

  • 1.0.3 (latest)
  • 1.0.2
  • 1.0.1
  • 1.0.0
released Nov 5th 2020
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.10.0 < 7.0.0
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  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'mightp-librenms', '1.0.3'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add mightp-librenms
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install mightp-librenms --version 1.0.3

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.



mightp/librenms — version 1.0.3 Nov 5th 2020


This module will install and manage LibreNMS, NGINX, PHP + PHP-FPM, RRD + RRDCached, MySQL (MariaDB), SNMP, on a single machine (optionally: Cron, Oxidized and LibreNMS plugins).

This module acts as a "meta module", as it depends heavily on other modules in order to tie everything together.

This module has been tested on a Debian based OS (Ubuntu 18.04.x), but should work on RHEL based OS'es with minor tweaking.

Fresh installation

NOTE: If you have a backup file, you can import that instead

Since this module creates and manages the appropiate database, and a fresh LibreNMS installation doesn't like that, you have to drop the database first, before you can continue on the installation page:

  1. mysql -u root -p -e 'DROP DATABASE librenms;'
  2. Go to


Importing an old database (or a backup)

If you have a previous mysqldump of a LibreNMS installation, you can import it using the $import_mysqldump parameter:

  1. Copy the MySQL dump onto the new LibreNMS server, and place it somewhere (e.g. /tmp/librenms_dump.sql)
  2. In Puppet, specify import_mysqldump => '/tmp/librenms_dump.sql'
  3. Delete the current database (resolves database version mismatch), run mysql -u root -p -e 'DROP DATABASE librenms;'
  4. Run Puppet
  5. Migrate the database to newest version, run /opt/librenms/lnms migrate
  6. Remove the $import_mysqldump parameter again, to not re-import the dump

Database backups

A backup (mysqldump) of the LibreNMS database will be taken automatically, everyday at 01:30 (AM).

The number of revisions to keep on disk, can be controlled by the $mysql_backup_revisions parameter.

Backups are placed here: ${librenms::vcs_root_dir}/backup/

Updating database username / password

When updating database username or -password, this module will do most of the legwork.

However, LibreNMS keeps "temporary" settings in a environment file, found at ${librenms::vcs_root_dir}/.env, including the database username and -password. You have to manually update this file!

Main configuration file (config.php)

The main LibreNMS configuration file can be managed with Puppet, using the $config_raw_input parameter. This parameter will be converted to config.php viable code, using a very basic built-in parser (lib/puppet/functions/to_phpconfig.rb)

All nested configuration options can be specified in Puppet with a dot (.), example: auth_ad_groups.LibreNMS_Admins.level (Puppet) turns into $config['auth_ad_groups']['LibreNMS_Admins']['level'] (config.php)

Strings, Booleans, Integers, Floats, Hashes, Arrays, and Array of Hashes are supported by the built-in parser.

NGINX and PHP-FPM monitoring

If $nginx_enable_mon_sites is set to true, monitoring pages will be enabled.

These pages can be queried using the following commands:

# Can only be done locally from the server
curl "localhost:8080/nginx_status"
curl "localhost:8080/fpm-status"
curl "localhost:8080/fpm-ping"

LibreNMS plugins

The following plugins can be installed using Puppet, but has to be enabled manually in the LibreNMS web-interface.


The Weathermap plugin can be installed by setting the $weathermap_enabled to true.


The Oxidized plugin can be installed by setting the $oxidized_enabled parameter to true.

Oxidized can be futher customized by setting the $oxidized_configuration parameter, and the oxidized specific settings in $config_raw_input.


A basic TestSSL plugin is included in this Puppet module, and can be installed by setting the $testssl_enabled to true.

The TestSSL plugin runs TestSSL, and displays the output directly in LibreNMS.

SNMP traps

NOTE: SNMP traps are a in-progress feature in LibreNMS. Support may be very varied!

This module can configure SNMP traps for LibreNMS. You simply add this configuration:

class { '::librenms':
  snmp_trap_enabled  => true,
  snmp_trap_ensure   => running,
  config_raw_input   => {
    'snmptraps.eventlog' => 'all',
  snmp_trap_mib_dirs => [
  snmp_trap_mibs    => ['ALL'],

For $snmp_trap_mib_dirs and $snmp_trap_mibs it is recommended to specify which MIBs to use, and not all. \ A full list can be found in the LibreNMS github repository.

Sample setup

# LibreNMS with Oxidized + Weathermap plugins, active Netscaler poller, AD logins, and sample TLS config
class { '::librenms':
  config_admin_email              => $admin_email,
  config_poller_threads           => 32,
  mysql_librenms_password         => $mysql_librenms_password,
  mysql_root_password             => $mysql_root_password,
  oxidized_auth_token             => $oxidized_api_token,
  oxidized_enabled                => true,
  oxidized_manage_repo            => true,
  snmp_location                   => 'Null Island',
  snmp_ro_community               => $snmp_ro_community,
  weathermap_enabled              => true,
  config_override_pollers         => {
    'netscaler-vsvr' => 1,
  config_raw_input                => {
    'active_directory.users_purge'         => 14, # days
    'auth_ad_base_dn'                      => 'DC=domain,DC=com',
    'auth_ad_bindpassword'                 => $ad_bind_password,
    'auth_ad_binduser'                     => $ad_bind_username,
    'auth_ad_check_certificates'           => 0,
    'auth_ad_domain'                       => '',
    'auth_ad_groups.LibreNMS_Admins.level' => 10,
    'auth_ad_groups.LibreNMS_Users.level'  => 5,
    'auth_ad_require_groupmembership'      => 1,
    'auth_ad_url'                          => 'ldaps://',
    'auth_mechanism'                       => 'active_directory',
    'authlog_purge'                        => 15, # days
    'oxidized.enabled'                     => true,
    'oxidized.url'                         => '',
    'oxidized.group_support'               => true,
    'oxidized.features.versioning'         => true,
    'oxidized.reload_nodes'                => false,
    ''                    => [
      { 'match' => 'asa',       'group' => 'cisco-asa-device' },
      { 'match' => 'ios',       'group' => 'cisco-device' },
      { 'match' => 'iosxe',     'group' => 'cisco-device' },
      { 'match' => 'netscaler', 'group' => 'netscaler-device' },
      { 'match' => 'procurve',  'group' => 'procurve-device' },
    ''              => [
      { 'regex' => '/^switch\d.*/', 'group' => 'switches' },
      { 'regex' => '/^router\d.*/', 'group' => 'routers' },
  # TLS settings are primary taken from these:
  nginx_ssl_enable                => true,
  nginx_ssl_protocols             => 'TLSv1.2 TLSv1.3',
  nginx_ssl_ciphers               => 'ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:DHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:DHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384', #lint:ignore:140chars
  nginx_ssl_cert                  => "${cert_root_path}/full_cert.pem",
  nginx_ssl_key                   => "${cert_root_path}/cert.key",
  nginx_ssl_prefer_server_ciphers => 'on',
  nginx_ssl_cache                 => 'shared:ssl_cache:10m',
  nginx_ssl_session_tickets       => 'off',
  nginx_ssl_session_timeout       => '1d',
  nginx_ssl_dhparam               => "${cert_root_path}/dhparam.pem",
  nginx_ssl_headers               => {
    'Strict-Transport-Security' => 'max-age=31557600',
    'X-Frame-Options'           => 'DENY',
    'X-Content-Type-Options'    => 'nosniff',
    'X-XSS-Protection'          => '1; mode=block',
  oxidized_configuration          => {
    'groups'    => $oxidized_config_groups,
    'input'     => {
      'ssh' => {
        'secure' => false, # Disable hostkey verification
    'model_map' => {
      'procurve'   => 'procurve',
      'cisco'      => 'ios',
      'asa'        => 'asa',
      'ciscowlc'   => 'aireos',
      'arista'     => 'eos'