This version is compatible with:
- Puppet Enterprise 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, 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, 2017.3.x
- Puppet >= 5.1.0 < 8.0.0
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- Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
This module provides a collection of facts tasks and plans all of which retrieve facts from the specified targets but each of them processes the retrieved facts differently. The provided plans are:
facts- retrieves the facts and then stores them in the inventory, returns a result set wrapping result objects for each specified target which in turn wrap the retrieved facts
facts::info- retrieves the facts and returns information about each target's OS compiled from the
osfact value retrieved from that target
The provided tasks:
facts- retrieves the facts and without further processing returns a result set wrapping result objects for each specified target which in turn wrap the retrieved facts (this task is used by the above plans). This task relies on cross-platform task support; if unavailable, the individual implementations can be used instead.
facts::bash- bash implementation of fact gathering, used by the
facts::powershell- powershell implementation of fact gathering, used by the
facts::ruby- ruby implementation of fact gathering, used by the
puppet_agent module support:
puppet_agent::install_shell task uses the
bash.sh implementation code to gather facts. When
bash.sh is invoked with the positional argument
release only the requested fact is returned.
root@y77tzpv6qxnx5at:~# ./bash.sh "release"
root@y77tzpv6qxnx5at:~# ./bash.sh "platform"
This module is compatible with the version of Puppet Bolt it ships with.
To run the facts plan run
bolt plan run facts --targets target1.example.com,target2.example.com
All plans have only one parameter:
targets- The targets to retrieve the facts from.
The core functionality is implemented in the
facts task, which provides implementations
puppet-agent features. The powerhsell and bash implementations of the task compile and return information
mimicking that provided by facter's
os fact. When the
puppet-agent feature is available the ruby implementation will return the result running
facter --json on the target.
What are tasks?
Modules can contain tasks that take action outside of a desired state managed by Puppet. It’s perfect for troubleshooting or deploying one-off changes, distributing scripts to run across your infrastructure, or automating changes that need to happen in a particular order as part of an application deployment.
Tasks in this module release
Gather system facts
What are plans?
Modules can contain plans that take action outside of a desired state managed by Puppet. It’s perfect for troubleshooting or deploying one-off changes, distributing scripts to run across your infrastructure, or automating changes that need to happen in a particular order as part of an application deployment.
- Bump maximum Puppet version to include 7.x
- Look for and prefer
.batexecutables for windows platforms in the ruby implementation.
- Update task metadata to explicitly define file requirements and input_method.
puppet facts showfor Puppet 7.
- The prototype
facts::externalplan can be used to gather external facts based on a provided modulepath.
- The Powershell implementation now searches for
facter.exeon Windows platforms.
factstask now correctly outputs errors.
$nodesparameter was changed to
$targetsin both the
- Bash implementation now correctly detects platform information when using bash 3.1 and 3.2.
- Bash implementation now correctly returns the platform version when using
unameto determine the platform name and version.
bash.shimplementation can now provide distro code-name when possible.
- Powershell implementation now correctly detects windows server 2019 and handles incompatible powershell version gracefully.
- Typo in bash implementation causing script to crash when interrogating /usr/bin/os-release has been corrected.
- Extra implementations of the primary task will now be hidden in tools that support implementations and the 'private' property (like Bolt).
- Only use facter to compute facts when the puppet-agent feature is available on target in the ruby implementation.
- Works with Facter 2.
- Only install bolt for testing when GEM_BOLT environment variable is set.
bash.shimplementation can accept the positional arguments
releaseto support the
- Allow setting Puppet gem version via
PUPPET_GEM_VERSIONso we can use Puppet 5 to ship the module.
- Task metadata specifies environment input to work around BOLT-691.
- Stop hiding failures gathering facts in the
facts::retrieveas redundant with the
factstask when cross-platform tasks are supported.
- Legacy facts added to results.
- Improve ability of bash and ruby task to find facter executable path.
- Move facts to external module (from bolt).
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