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A Puppet module for managing's Honeytail


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Version information

  • 0.1.0 (latest)
released Oct 19th 2020
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 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, 2017.2.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.10.0 < 7.0.0
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Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'seanhood-honeytail', '0.1.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add seanhood-honeytail
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install seanhood-honeytail --version 0.1.0

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.



seanhood/honeytail — version 0.1.0 Oct 19th 2020


This module installs and configures Honeycomb's honeytail. honeytail is an open source agent for ingesting data into Honeycomb and making it available for exploration.

Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  3. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.


This module uses a feature of systemd to trivially run multiple instances of honeytail with different configuration. This allows you to ingest application and web server logs residing on the same machine.


This example below shows the configuration required to collect logs from MySQL/MariaDB. Note: There is some configuration required inside of MySQL to get the most out of Honeycomb. Refer to the honeytail docs for this information:

class {'honeytail':
  direct_download => ''

honeytail::instance {'mysql':
  config => {
    'Required Options' => {
      'ParserName' => 'mysql',
      'WriteKey'   => 'REDACTED',
      'LogFiles'   => '/var/lib/mysql/slow-query.log',
      'Dataset'    => 'mysql'