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  • 0.2.0 (latest)
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released Jun 19th 2018
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raccourci/munin — version 0.2.0 Jun 19th 2018

Puppet module ssm-munin

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Configure munin master, node and plugins.

Module Description

This module installs the munin master using the munin::master class, munin node using the munin::node class, and can install, configure and manage munin plugins using the munin::plugin defined type.

Munin nodes are automatically exported by the munin nodes, and collected on the munin master. (Requires puppetdb)


Classify all nodes with munin::node, and classify at least one node with munin::master. Use the munin::plugin defined type to control plugin installation and configuration.

Setup requirements

Munin should be available in most distributions. For RedHat OS Family, you need to install the EPEL source.

The munin::master class does not manage any web server configuration. The munin package installed might add some.



Typical usage

include munin::node

Installs a munin node.

By default, munin::node exports a munin node definition so a node classified with the munin::master class can collect it.

Parameters for exporting a munin node definition

  • address: The address used in the munin master node definition.

  • export_node: "enabled" or "disabled". Defaults to "enabled". Causes the node config to be exported to puppetmaster.

  • masterconfig: List of configuration lines to append to the munin master node definitinon

  • mastername: The name of the munin master server which will collect the node definition.

  • mastergroup: The group used on the master to construct a FQN for this node. Defaults to "", which in turn makes munin master use the domain. Note: changing this for a node also means you need to move rrd files on the master, or graph history will be lost.

Parameters for the munin node service and configuration

  • allow: List of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and networks to allow to connect.

  • bind_address: The IP address the munin-node process listens on. Defaults: *.

  • bind_port: The port number the munin-node process listens on.

  • config_root: Root directory for munin configuration.

  • host_name: The host name munin node identifies as. Defaults to the $::fqdn fact.

  • log_dir: The log directory for the munin node process. Defaults change according to osfamily, see munin::params::node for details.

  • log_file: Appended to "log_dir". Defaults to "munin-node.log".

  • log_destination: "file" or "syslog". Defaults to "file". If logdestination is "syslog", the "log_file" and "log_dir" parameters are ignored, and the "syslog*" parameters are used if set.

  • purge_configs: Removes all other munin plugins and munin plugin configuration files. Boolean, defaults to false.

  • syslog_facility: Defaults to undef, which makes munin-node use the perl Net::Server module default of "daemon". Possible values are any syslog facility by number, or lowercase name.

  • plugins: A hash used by create_resources to create munin::plugin instances.

  • package_name: The name of the munin node package to install.

  • service_name: The name of the munin node service.

  • service_ensure: Defaults to "". If set to "running" or "stopped", it is used as parameter "ensure" for the munin node service.

  • file_group: The UNIX group name owning the configuration files, log files, etc.

  • timeout: Used to set the global plugin runtime timeout for this node. Integer. (optional, no default)

  • nodeconfig: Array of extra configuration lines to append to the munin node configuration. (optional, no default)

Export extra nodes

If munin::node::export_node is enabled, you may export additional nodes with the munin::node::export::node_definitions hash. These are exported as munin::master::node_definition resources. They will be associated with the same mastername as the node itself.


Typical usage:

include munin::master

Installs a munin master.

By default, munin::master collects all munin node definitions exported by nodes classified with munin::node/

Parameters for collecting and defining munin nodes

  • collect_nodes: 'enabled' (default), 'disabled', 'mine' or 'unclaimed'. 'enabled' makes the munin master collect all exported node_definitions. 'disabled' disables it. 'mine' makes the munin master collect nodes matching $munin::master::host_name, while 'unclaimed' makes the munin master collect nodes not tagged with a host name.

  • host_name: A host name for this munin master, matched with munin::node::mastername for collecting nodes. Defaults to $::fqdn

  • node_definitions: A hash of node definitions used by create_resources (optional, default: {})

Parameters for the munin master configuration

  • config_root: the root directory of the munin master configuration. (Default is "/etc/munin" on most platforms).

  • dbdir: Path to the munin dbdir, where munin stores everything

  • graph_strategy: 'cgi' (default) or 'cron' Controls if munin-graph graphs all services ('cron') or if graphing is done by munin-cgi-graph (which must configured seperatly)

  • htmldir: Path to where munin will generate HTML documents and graphs, used if graph_strategy is cron.

  • html_strategy: 'cgi' (default) or 'cron' Controls if munin-html will recreate all html pages every run interval ('cron') or if html pages are generated by munin-cgi-graph (which must configured seperatly)

  • rundir: Path to directory munin uses for pid and lock files.

  • tls: 'enabled' or 'disabled' (default). Controls the use of TLS globally for master to node communications.

  • tls_certificate: Path to a file containing a TLS certificate. No default. Required if tls is enabled.

  • tls_private_key: Path to a file containing a TLS key. No default. Required if tls is enabled.

  • tls_verify_certificate: 'yes' (default) or 'no'.

  • extra_config: Extra lines of config to put in munin.conf.


Typical usage:

munin::master::node_definition { 'fqn':
    address => $address,
    config  => ['additional', 'configuration' 'lines'],

This will add configuration for the munin master to connect to a munin node, and ask for data from its munin plugins.

Note: By default, the node classified with munin::master will collect all all exported instances of this type from hosts classified with munin::node.

The resource title is used as the munin FQN, or "fully qualified name". This defines the node name and group. It is common to use the host's fully qualified domain name, where the domain name will be implicitly used as the node group.


  • address: The address of the munin node. A hostname, an IP address, or a ssh:// uri for munin-async node. (required, no default)

  • mastername: The name of the munin master server which will collect the node definition. (optional, no default)

  • config: An array of configuration lines to be added to the node definition. (optional, no default)

For more information about configuring a munin node definition, see

If you have multiple munin master servers in your infrastructure and want to assign different nodes to different masters, you can specify the master's fully qualified domain name on the node's definition:

munin::master::node_definition { 'fqn':
    address    => $address,
    mastername => '',


The defined type munin::plugin is used to control the munin plugins used on a munin node.

Typical usage:

munin::plugin { 'cpu':
  ensure => link,


  • ensure: "link", "present", "absent" or "". (optional, default is ""). The ensure parameter is mandatory for installing a plugin, and interacts with the source and target parameters (see below).

  • source: when ensure => present, source file. (optional)

  • target: when ensure => link, link target. If target is an absolute path (starts with "/") it is used directly. If target is a relative path, $munin::node::plugin_share_dir is prepended. (optional)

  • config: array of lines for munin plugin config

  • config_label: label for munin plugin config

When using "ensure => link", a symlink is created from /etc/munin/plugins/$title to what the optional target parameter contains, or to /usr/share/munin/plugins/$title if that is not set.

When using "ensure => present", you need to provide the source parameter as well.

When ensure is not set, a plugin will not be installed, but extra plugin configuration can be managed with the config and config_label parameters.



Static node definitions

The munin master class will collect all "munin::master::node_definition" exported by "munin::node".

For extra nodes, you can define them in hiera data for the master server, and munin::master will create them. Example:

munin::master::node_definition { '':
  address => ''
munin::master::node_definition { '':
  address => '',
  config  => [ 'load.graph_future 30',
               'load.load.trend yes',
               'load.load.predict 86400,12' ],

See also munin::node::export::node_definitions for extra nodes declared on the clients.

node definitions as class parameter

If you define your nodes as a data structure in a puppet manifest, or from the puppet External Node Classifier, you can use a class parameter:

$nodes = { ... }

class { 'puppet::master':
  node_definitions => $nodes,

node definitions with hiera

A JSON definition.

  "munin::master::node_definitions" : {
    "" : {
      "address" : ""
    "" : {
      "address" : "",
      "config" : [
        "load.graph_future 30",
        "load.load.trend yes",
        "load.load.predict 86400,12"

A YAML definition

    - load.graph_future 30
    - load.load.trend yes
    - load.load.predict 86400,12


Allow remote masters to connect

The allow parameter enables the munin master to connect. By default, the munin node only permits connections from localhost.

class { 'munin::node':
    allow => [ '', '2001:db8::/64' ]

or in hiera:

  - 2001:db8::/64

Installs munin-node, and exports a munin::master::node_definition which munin::master will collect, and allows munin masters on specified networks to connect.


Activate a plugin

Here, we activate an already installed plugin.

The use of "ensure => link" creates an implicit "target => /usr/share/munin/plugins/$title".

The "target" parameter can be set to an absolute path (starting with a "/"), or a relative path (anything else). If relative, $munin::params::node::plugin_share_dir is prepended to the path.

munin::plugin {
    ensure => link;
    ensure => link,
    target => '/usr/local/share/munin/plugins/something';
    ensure => link,
    target => 'ip_'; # becomes $munin::params::node::plugin_share_dir/ip_

Install and activate a plugin

The use of "ensure => present" creates a file in /etc/munin/plugins

munin::plugin { 'somedaemon':
    ensure => present,
    source => 'puppet:///modules/munin/plugins/somedaemon',

Activate wildcard plugin

A pair of plugins we provide, with a _name symlink (This is also known as "wildcard" plugins)

munin::plugin {
    ensure => present,
    target => 'foo_',
    source => 'puppet:///modules/munin/plugins/foo_';
    ensure => present,
    target => 'foo_',
    source => 'puppet:///modules/munin/plugins/foo_';

Plugin with configuration

This creates an additional "/etc/munin/plugin-conf.d/${title}.conf"

munin::plugin {
    ensure => link,
    config => 'env.database flumpelump';
    ensure => present,
    source => 'puppet:///modules/munin/plugins/thud',
    config => ['env.database zotto', 'user root'];

A plugin configuration file

This only adds a plugin configuration file.

munin::plugin { 'slapd':
  config       => ['env.rootdn cn=admin,dc=example,dc=org'],
  config_label => 'slapd_*',