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Version information

  • 0.2.1 (latest)
released Aug 1st 2013

Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'spiette-sysadmin', '0.2.1'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add spiette-sysadmin
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install spiette-sysadmin --version 0.2.1

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spiette/sysadmin — version 0.2.1 Aug 1st 2013


Build Status

This is the sysadmin module. It installs packages for system administration that won't make it in other modules.

  • acpid
  • blktrace
  • curl
  • dstat
  • ethtool
  • iotop
  • iftop
  • iptraf(-ng)
  • iperf
  • mtr
  • screen
  • sysstat (can be disabled)
  • traceroute
  • vim (optionnaly)
  • wget


  • ensure (present|latest|absent) This parameter will be passed to package.

  • vim Most of the time, you'll want a more refined vim module to handle configuration and plugins. But if you just want the vim package, just set this to true. It defaults to false.

  • sysstat Sysstat is a package that you may want to tweak and let it have its own module. If this is the case and you want to handle the package installation elsewhere, set this to false and the sysadmin module won't install sysstat. It defaults to true.


Apache License 2.0


Simon Piette


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