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Installs, configures, and manages the rkt container runtime.


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Version information

  • 0.2.1 (latest)
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.0
released Aug 24th 2016
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise >= 3.7.0
  • Puppet >= 3.8.0 < 5.0.0
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  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'puppetlabs-rkt', '0.2.1'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add puppetlabs-rkt
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install puppetlabs-rkt --version 0.2.1

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.



puppetlabs/rkt — version 0.2.1 Aug 24th 2016

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  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with rkt
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality


This Puppet module installs and manages the rkt container runtime and associated tools.

Module Description

This module provides several classes rkt and rkt::acbuild which install rkt and acbuild directly from the GitHub releases. The module also contains a new type rkt_pod which provides some interaction with running pods.


You can install the module using the Puppet module tool like so:

puppet module install puppetlabs/rkt


To install the rkt command line utilties rkt and acbuild use:

include rkt
include rkt::acbuild

By default this installs the version of rkt recorded in the params class. You can override this with:

class { 'rkt':
  version => '1.0.0',

The rkt_pod type currently only supports listing pods, but could be extended in the future to running ACI's. You can use it like so:

$ puppet resource rkt_pod
rkt_pod { 'c8ecd9ae':
  ensure     => 'exited',
  app        => 'hello',
  image_name => 'hello',


This module is maintained by: Gareth Rushgrove