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Configures journald on el7


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Version information

  • 1.1.0 (latest)
  • 1.0.0
released Aug 2nd 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
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Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'simp-journald', '1.1.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add simp-journald
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install simp-journald --version 1.1.0

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Tags: journald, simp


simp/journald — version 1.1.0 Aug 2nd 2019

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Table of Contents


systemd-journald is a system service that collects and stores logging data.

It creates and maintains structured, indexed journals based on logging information that is received from a variety of sources:

  • Kernel log messages, via kmsg
  • Simple system log messages, via the libc syslog(3) call
  • Structured system log messages via the native Journal API, see sd_journal_print(4)
  • Standard output and standard error of system services
  • Audit records, via the audit subsystem

See for more details.


Beginning with journald

include journald


class {'journald': options => {
    'Compress'         => 'yes',
    'ForwardToSyslog'  => 'yes',
    'ForwardToKMsg'    => 'yes',
    'ForwardToConsole' => 'no',
    'TTYPath'          => '/dev/console',


This module is only appicable on systems that run journald


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