Forge Home


Puppet module to manage InfluxDB 0.10 or 0.9 and its plugins like graphite or collectd


8,240 latest version

4.3 quality score

We run a couple of automated
scans to help you access a
module's quality. Each module is
given a score based on how well
the author has formatted their
code and documentation and
modules are also checked for
malware using VirusTotal.

Please note, the information below
is for guidance only and neither of
these methods should be considered
an endorsement by Puppet.

Version information

  • 0.5.0 (latest)
  • 0.4.2
  • 0.4.1
  • 0.4.0
  • 0.3.1
  • 0.3.0
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.1
  • 0.1.0
released Feb 5th 2016
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise >= 3.0.0 < 2015.3.0
  • Puppet >= 3.0.0 < 5.0.0
  • ,

Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'olivierHa-influxdb', '0.5.0'
Learn more about managing modules with a Puppetfile

Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add olivierHa-influxdb
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install olivierHa-influxdb --version 0.5.0

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.



olivierHa/influxdb — version 0.5.0 Feb 5th 2016

Build Status

####Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with influxdb
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  6. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  7. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


The influxdb module lets you use Puppet to install, configure, and manage Influxdb version 0.10.x and 0.9.x The current InfluxDB version is 0.10

##Module Description

InfluxDB is a Open source distributed time series, events, and metrics database. This module handles the installation and every configuration parameters.

Support for Puppet 3.x and Puppet 4.x


###Beginning with influxdb

To install InfluxDB with the default parameters

  class { 'influxdb': }

###What influxdb affects

  • influxdb package.
  • influxdb configuration file.
  • influxdb service.


To enable Graphite plugin :

  class { 'influxdb': 
    graphite => {
     main => {
        enabled => true,

With InfluxDB, you can configure several graphite backends.

####A more complex example

  class { 'influxdb': 
    graphite => {
     main => {
        enabled => true,
        database      => 'mygraphitedb',
        batch_size    => 500,
        tags          => ['region=us-east', 'zone=1c'],
        templates     => [
           "servers.* .host.measurement*",
           "stats.* .host.measurement* region=us-west,agent=sensu",
     udp => {
        enabled => true,
        bind-address => ':20003',
        protocol => 'udp',

To enable Collectd plugin:

  class { 'influxdb': 
    collectd => {  
      enabled => true,

####Hiera example

influxdb::package_ensure: 'latest'
   enabled: true
   batch_size: 3
  dir: '/mnt/influxdb/data'



####Public Classes

  • influxdb: Guides the basic setup of InfluxDB.

####Private Classes

  • influxdb::install: Installs InfluxDB packages.
  • influxdb::config: Configures InfluxDB.
  • influxdb::params: Manages InfluxDB parameters.
  • influxdb::service: Manages the InfluxDB daemon.


As InfluxDB is moving quickly, this module has a "dynamic" structure. Each section of the Influxdb configuration file is mapped to a hash. So you can easily add/remove new parameters as the influxdb software evolves, without change this module.

####Section Hashes

Each config file section accepts a hash of values. Defaults are set in params.pp

Here are the default values for the meta section :

  $meta = {
    dir => '/var/lib/influxdb/meta',
    hostname => 'localhost',
    bind-address => ':8088',
    retention-autocreate => true,
    election-timeout => '1s',
    heartbeat-timeout => '1s',
    leader-lease-timeout => '500ms',
    commit-timeout => '50ms',
    cluster-tracing => false,
    raft-promotion-enabled => true,
    logging-enabled => true,

####package_ensure Choose whether to install or uninstall, or force to the latest version. Default: present

####manage_repo Choose whether to configure influxdb repositories. Default: true

####config_file Full path to config file (e.g. /etc/influxdb/influxdb.conf). Defaults to "/etc/influxdb/influxdb.conf"

####influxdb_user Ownership of influxdb directories. (Don't set user that will run influxdb ... yet) Default: 'influxdb'

####influxdb_group Group of influxdb directories. Default: 'influxdb'

####conf_template Specify template to use for influxdb conf file. Defaults to "influxdb/influxdb.conf.erb"

###Defined Types


influxdb_database { 'graphite':
  ensure  => 'present',


influxdb_retention_policy creates retention policy on databases. To use it you must create the title of the resource as shown below, following the pattern of policy_name@database:

influxdb_retention_policy { '1w@graphite':
  ensure      => present,
  database    => 'graphite',
  duration    => '1w',
  is_default  => true,
  replication => '1',


This module has been tested on:

  • Debian 7 Wheezy
  • Debian 8 Jessie

It should also work on Debian-based OS (Ubuntu) and RedHat osfamily

This module is fully compatible with Puppet 3.x and Puppet 4.x

Providers work without authentication/authorization (work in progress)


Please report bugs and feature request using GitHub issue tracker


  • rspec and beaker tests
  • authentication/authorization for provider