Puppet module for provisioning Netflix Simian Army

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Version information

  • 1.1.4 (latest)
  • 1.1.3
  • 1.1.2
  • 1.1.1
  • 1.1.0
  • 1.0.0
released May 19th 2019
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
  • Puppet >= 5.0.0 < 7.0.0

Start using this module


shinesolutions/simianarmy — version 1.1.4 May 19th 2019

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A Puppet module for provisioning the Netflix Simian Army.


Setup Requirements

If you want to use an S3 URL ( s3://bucket/path ) for the war file source, you'll need to have the AWS CLI installed and configured so root can run the command below without error. This means you'll need to ensure AWS default credentials are configured correctly. Information on how to set them up is detailed in [the AWS CLI docs.] (

aws s3 cp <url> /tmp/jar.tmp

Beginning with shinesolutions-simianarmy

Install the module using the puppet command:

puppet module install shinesolutions-simianarmy

Or via a Puppetfile:

mod 'shinesolutions-simianarmy'

Or uf you want to use the newest code from git:

mod 'shinesolutions-simianarmy', :git => ''

Then just include the module in your Puppet code:

include simianarmy


Parameters can be set with Hiera. See the defaults in data/common.yaml for examples.

Most default parameters will be correct for most purposes. By default, Simian Army version 2.5.3 will be installed. If you want to use a different version you will need to overring the following vaules to point to the correct file:

simianarmy::warfile_source: (s3|http|file)://(host|bucket)/path/to/simianarmy.war
simianarmy::warfile_checksum_value: <sha256 hash of simianarmy.jar>


The module's classes and their parameters are documented in the comments in each manifest file. HTML documentation generated with puppet strings can be found in the docs/ folder -- which is published on GitHub Pages for easy reference.