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Augeas-based sysctl type and provider for Puppet


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Version information

  • 3.2.0 (latest)
  • 3.1.0
  • 3.0.0
released Oct 30th 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
  • Puppet >= 7.0.0 < 9.0.0
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Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'puppet-augeasproviders_sysctl', '3.2.0'
Learn more about managing modules with a Puppetfile

Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add puppet-augeasproviders_sysctl
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install puppet-augeasproviders_sysctl --version 3.2.0

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.



puppet/augeasproviders_sysctl — version 3.2.0 Oct 30th 2023

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sysctl: type/provider for sysctl for Puppet

This module provides a new type/provider for Puppet to read and modify sysctl config files using the Augeas configuration library.

The advantage of using Augeas over the default Puppet parsedfile implementations is that Augeas will go to great lengths to preserve file formatting and comments, while also failing safely when needed.

This provider will hide all of the Augeas commands etc., you don't need to know anything about Augeas to make use of it.


Ensure both Augeas and ruby-augeas 0.3.0+ bindings are installed and working as normal.

See Puppet/Augeas pre-requisites.

Documentation and examples

Type documentation can be generated with puppet doc -r type or viewed on the Puppet Forge page.

manage simple entry

sysctl { "net.ipv4.ip_forward":
  ensure => present,
  value  => "1",

manage entry with comment

sysctl { "net.ipv4.ip_forward":
  ensure  => present,
  value   => "1",
  comment => "test",

delete entry

sysctl { "kernel.sysrq":
  ensure => absent,

remove comment from entry

sysctl { "kernel.sysrq":
  ensure  => present,
  comment => "",

manage entry in another sysctl.conf location

sysctl { "net.ipv4.ip_forward":
  ensure => present,
  value  => "1",
  target => "/etc/sysctl.d/forwarding.conf",

do not update value with the sysctl command

sysctl { "net.ipv4.ip_forward":
  ensure => present,
  value  => "1",
  apply  => false,

only update the value with the sysctl command, do not persist to disk

sysctl { "net.ipv4.ip_forward":
  ensure  => present,
  value   => "1",
  persist => false,

ignore the application of a yet to be activated sysctl value

sysctl { "net.ipv6.conf.all.autoconf":
  ensure => present,
  value  => "1",
  silent => true


Please file any issues or suggestions on GitHub.

Transfer Notice

This plugin was originally authored by hercules-team. The maintainer preferred that Puppet Community take ownership of the module for future improvement and maintenance. Existing pull requests and issues were transferred over, please fork and continue to contribute here instead of hercules-team.