facter_task

supported
pdk
tasks
Tasks that inspect the value of system facts

Puppet

puppetlabs

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Version information

  • 2.0.0 (deleted)
  • 1.0.0 (latest)
  • 0.9.0
  • 0.8.0
  • 0.7.0
  • 0.6.0
  • 0.5.0
  • 0.4.1
  • 0.4.0
  • 0.3.1
  • 0.3.0
  • 0.2.1
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.5
  • 0.1.4
  • 0.1.3
released Mar 2nd 2021
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 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
  • Puppet >= 6.0.0 < 8.0.0
  • Debian
    ,
    CentOS
    ,
    OracleLinux
    ,
    RedHat
    ,
    Ubuntu
    ,
    windows
Tasks:
  • facter_task

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Documentation

puppetlabs/facter_task — version 1.0.0 Mar 2nd 2021

facter_task

Table of Contents

Overview

This module provides the facter_task task.

Module Description

This task allows you to discover facts about remote machines in your infrastructure.

Setup

Requirements

This module is compatible with Puppet Enterprise and Puppet Bolt.

  • To run tasks with Puppet Enterprise, PE 2018.1 or later must be installed on the machine from which you are running task commands. Machines receiving task requests must be Puppet agents.

  • To run tasks with Puppet Bolt, Bolt 1.0 or later must be installed on the machine from which you are running task commands. Machines receiving task requests must have SSH or WinRM services enabled.

Usage

To view the available actions and parameters, on the command line, run puppet task show facter_task or see the facter_task module page on the Forge. For a complete list of facts that are supported, see the Puppet core facts documentation. To show help for the task CLI, run puppet task run --help or bolt task run --help

To run a facter_task task, use the task command, specifying the fact you want to retrieve.

  • With PE on the command line, run puppet task run facter_task fact=<FACT>.
  • With Bolt on the command line, run bolt task run facter_task fact=<FACT>.

For example, to check the operating system family on a machine, run:

  • With PE, run puppet task run facter_task fact=osfamily --nodes neptune
  • With Bolt, run bolt task run facter_task fact=osfamily --nodes neptune --modulepath ~/modules

You can also run tasks in the PE console. See PE task documentation for complete information.

Reference

For information on the classes and types, see the REFERENCE.md.

Limitations

To run acceptance tests against Windows machines locally, ensure that the BEAKER_password environment variable has been set to the password of the Administrator user of the target machine.

For an extensive list of supported operating systems, see metadata.json

Development

Acceptance tests for this module leverage puppet_litmus. To run the acceptance tests follow the instructions here. You can also find a tutorial and walkthrough of using Litmus and the PDK on YouTube.

If you run into an issue with this module, or if you would like to request a feature, please file a ticket. Every Monday the Puppet IA Content Team has office hours in the Puppet Community Slack, alternating between an EMEA friendly time (1300 UTC) and an Americas friendly time (0900 Pacific, 1700 UTC).

If you have problems getting this module up and running, please contact Support.

If you submit a change to this module, be sure to regenerate the reference documentation as follows:

puppet strings generate --format markdown --out REFERENCE.md