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puppet_environment_facts

Custom facts to return puppet environment information

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  • 1.0.0 (latest)
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  • 0.2.0
released Sep 22nd 2017

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mod 'reidmv-puppet_environment_facts', '1.0.0'
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puppet module install reidmv-puppet_environment_facts --version 1.0.0

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reidmv/puppet_environment_facts — version 1.0.0 Sep 22nd 2017

puppet_environment_facts

This module provides custom facts which return the agent-side settings for environment and noop for the puppet run. Besides the value of the setting for the run, a fact is provided that returns whether or not the setting was specified on the command-line

Having these facts available can be useful in Node Classifiers which are authoritative for an environment. The facts allow the classifier to distinguish between when an agent run is requesting an environment different (potentially) from the default, or from the agent's puppet.conf file, what environment it is requesting, and so make informed environment assignment decisions. Similarly, knowning when the agent run is no-op or not may be impactful to assigning its environment.

Facts

agent_specified_environment

This fact is NOT provided by this module, and is actually a fact built in to Puppet. agent_specified_environment is relevant to most use cases this module supports though, and prior to the fact being added to Puppet this module provided an implementation. Now that it's a built in fact, see the documentation for it here.

agent_specified_environment_setbycli

Boolean. Whether or not the environment setting was specified on the CLI (e.g. --environment=dev).

agent_specified_noop

Boolean. The agent-side value of the noop setting.

agent_specified_noop_setbycli

Boolean. Whether or not the environment setting was specified on the CLI (e.g. --noop, or --no-noop).

Example Values

For a user-invoked Puppet agent run, if the following command is given:

puppet agent --test --environment=feature42

These facts will return:

agent_specified_environment=feature42
agent_specified_environment_setbycli=True
agent_specified_noop=False
agent_specified_noop_setbycli=False

For a user-invoked Puppet agent run, if the following command is given and the puppet.conf file does not specify an environment:

puppet agent --test

These facts will return:

agent_specified_environment=nil
agent_specified_environment_setbycli=False
agent_specified_noop=False
agent_specified_noop_setbycli=False

For a user-invoked Puppet agent run, if the following command is given and the puppet.conf file contains environment=dev:

puppet agent --test --noop

These facts will return:

agent_specified_environment=dev
agent_specified_environment_setbycli=False
agent_specified_noop=True
agent_specified_noop_setbycli=True