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Version information

  • 1.0.4 (latest)
  • 1.0.3
released Aug 20th 2014

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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'rubyisbeautiful-hiera_redis', '1.0.4'
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bolt module add rubyisbeautiful-hiera_redis
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puppet module install rubyisbeautiful-hiera_redis --version 1.0.4

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Tags: redis, hiera


rubyisbeautiful/hiera_redis — version 1.0.4 Aug 20th 2014


hiera-redis empowers Hiera to retrieve values from a Redis database.

Supported Redis types:

  • set
  • sorted set
  • list
  • string
  • hash

All types can be JSON or YAML serialized but I don't see anything other than a string type being used for the job.


The following options can be specified in hiera.yaml:


gem install hiera-redis


Add some data into your Redis database

set Debian:foo bar

set common:foo baz

hmset pets:kitties Evil black Handsome gray

Configure ~/.puppet/hiera.yaml

What is foo?

$ hiera -c ~/.puppet/hiera.yaml foo

What is bar?

$ hiera -c ~/.puppet/hiera.yaml bar

and the kitties?

$ hiera -c ~/.puppet/hiera.yaml kitties

Related Information

See the hiera-resources documentation for an example of using hiera-redis with serialized strings stored in Redis (JSON and YAML supported).


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