installs, configures, and manages the lldpd daemon from Vincent Bernat

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  • 2.3.0 (latest)
  • 2.2.0
  • 2.1.0
  • 2.0.1
  • 2.0.0
  • 1.3.1
  • 1.3.0
  • 1.2.0
  • 1.1.0
  • 1.0.1
  • 1.0.0
released Aug 3rd 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
  • Puppet >= 5.5.8 < 7.0.0
  • Archlinux,

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puppet/lldpd — version 2.3.0 Aug 3rd 2020


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LLDP stands for Link Layer Discovery Protocol. This module manages the LLDP implementation from Vincent Bernat. puppet-strings docs are available in /docs. They are generated before each release. This module configures the upstream repo if necessary. The LLDP requires a daemon, which will be started. the command line client has support for json output. This is used to create a structured fact. It is updated automatically with a systemd timer (or a cronjob on legacy systems).

The REFERENCE.md contains puppet-strings generated docs.


This is very easy:

include lldpd

You can disable the repo management:

  manage_repo => false,


This module supports the installation on:

  • Archlinux
  • CentOS 6
  • CentOS 7
  • Fedora 25
  • Fedora 26
  • Fedora 27
  • Debian 8
  • Debian 9
  • Debian 10
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • Ubuntu 20.04
  • VirtuozzoLinux 6
  • VirtuozzoLinux 7
  • Parallels Cloud Server Bare Metal 5
  • FreeBSD 11

The fact is present on all Operating Systems except for FreeBSD. Docker acceptance tests work for CentOS 6 and 7. Vagrant acceptance tests work for Fedora 25. Other nodesets are currently not present. The module requires at least Puppet 4.9.4 (this is the first version with proper data-in-modules support).


The main class provides an interface that can be used. It can be configured via the upcoming parameters. All other classes are internal and can't be accessed directly.


This is a boolean, it defaults to true on all systems except for the CentOS family (see limitations. If true, the module will provide a script to run lldpctl and save the output as json as structured fact. A systemd timer or a cronjob will be deployed to execute the script periodically. This decouples the fact generation from the actual facter/puppet.


Boolean, if true, the module will enable the service. Defaults to true.


Boolean, if true, the module will setup the upstream repository. Defaults to true on Debian and CentOS family.


Boolean. jq is a dependency needed for the fact generation. This module can install it. Defaults to true on all systems except for CentOS. See also limitations.


String, part of the upstream repository URL. The module provides sane defaults for all repositories. There should be no need to set this parameter.


String. The ID from the key that's used to sign the packages. Currently only used for the apt repo.


String, allowed values are present, absent and latest. This sets the status of the lldpd package.


The facts require jq to work. The installation can be configured with $manage_jq. This is disabled on CentOS machines. You can install it on CentOS if you configure the EPEL repository.


This project contains tests for rspec-puppet.

Quickstart to run all linter and unit tests:

bundle install --path .vendor/ --without system_tests --without development --without release
bundle exec rake test

For acceptance tests:

bundle install --path .vendor/ --with system_tests --without development --without release
BEAKER_debug=true PUPPET_INSTALL_TYPE=agent bundle exec rake beaker:fedora-25-x64
BEAKER_debug=true PUPPET_INSTALL_TYPE=agent bundle exec rake acceptance BEAKER_set=docker/centos-7


puppet-lldpd is maintained by Vox Pupuli, it was written by Tim 'bastelfreak' Meusel.