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A twisted module to exercise the Puppet Master HTTP API.
- Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
- Setup - The basics of getting started with simmons
- Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
- Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
The simmons module contains very particular Puppet manifests and resources that will result in specific parts of the Puppet master's HTTP API being exercised during agent runs.
It is not meant to do anything useful on the agents themselves, but is instead useful for Puppet developers (mostly server, but also client-side) to effectively test the HTTP API.
Simmons is designed in a somewhat odd fashion in order for it to essentially undo itself during the agent run. This is necessary in order to be able to do successive agent runs that each hit the entire HTTP API (that is being exercised). Without this, only the first agent run would hit the HTTP API and subsequent runs would find all the resources already on the agent.
To this end, classes typically contain a proper Puppet resource (usually
and a corresponding "poor mans Puppet"
exec resource that negates it.
In order to exercise the custom mount points supported by the master fileserver,
you will need to configure the fileserver to look for files contained within
the module under the
Enable custom mount point in
[simmons_custom_mount_point] path /path/to/modules/simmons/mount-point-files allow *
Enable structured facts in the agent's
Simmons operates entirely within the
studio directory parameter that is
supplied to the main
The entry class is
simmons, which takes a required directory parameter and
optional list of simmons class names for the exercises to run.
Absolute path to a sandbox directory where simmons can operate in. If the directory doesn't exist it will be created.
Array of class names corresponding to the exercises to perform during the agent run.
For example, to test custom facts and binary files the value for this parameter
simmons::binary_file: exercise file endpoints with binary files
simmons::content_file: exercise file endpoints with content-attribute files
simmons::source_file: exercise file endpoints with source-attribute files
simmons::recursive_directory: exercise file endpoints with recursive directories
simmons::custom_fact_output: exercise pluginsync endpoints with custom facts
simmons::external_fact_output: exercise pluginsync endpoints with external facts
simmons::mount_point_source_file: exercise file server endpoints using custom mount points and source-attribute files
simmons::mount_point_binary_file: exercise file server endpoints using custom mount points and binary files
- puppetlabs-stdlib (4.6.0)