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Version information

  • 1.4.0 (latest)
  • 1.3.0
  • 1.2.1
  • 1.2.0
  • 1.1.0
  • 1.0.1
  • 1.0.0
  • 0.10.0
released Oct 7th 2023
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.7.x, 2023.6.x, 2023.5.x, 2023.4.x, 2023.3.x, 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, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x
  • Puppet >= 5.5.0 < 9.0.0
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Start using this module

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  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'mindhive-serial_console', '1.4.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add mindhive-serial_console
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install mindhive-serial_console --version 1.4.0

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mindhive/serial_console — version 1.4.0 Oct 7th 2023

Puppet module for system serial console setup

This module configures system for serial console access (boot loader and kernel), usable through Serial-over-LAN (SOL).


Module has been tested on:

  • Puppet:
    • 5.5
    • 6.14
  • OSes:
    • Ubuntu 18.04
    • Debian 8 - 9
    • RHEL/CentOS 7

Quick Start


include serial_console

Full configuration options:

class { serial_console:
  ensure            => present,  # add or remove configuration
  enable_kernel     => true,     # enable kernel config
  enable_bootloader => true,     # enable bootloader config
  reboot            => false,    # reboot if kernel parameters are changed (SOL won't work until reboot)
  tty               => 'tty0',   # text console name
  ttys              => 'ttyS0',  # serial device name without path, defaults to last ttyS* with a UART 
  speed             => 115200,   # serial port speed
  logout_timeout    => undef,    # interactive session timeout in seconds (sets TMOUT)


serialports, usbserialports

List of available serial port device names (without /dev prefix). For example: