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Foremandns server puppet module


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Version information

  • 1.0.1 (latest)
  • 1.0.0
released May 25th 2018
This version is compatible with:
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  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'vinothzomato-foremandns', '1.0.1'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add vinothzomato-foremandns
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install vinothzomato-foremandns --version 1.0.1

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vinothzomato/foremandns — version 1.0.1 May 25th 2018


Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with foremandns
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  6. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


Start with a one- or two-sentence summary of what the module does and/or what problem it solves. This is your 30-second elevator pitch for your module. Consider including OS/Puppet version it works with.

You can give more descriptive information in a second paragraph. This paragraph should answer the questions: "What does this module do?" and "Why would I use it?" If your module has a range of functionality (installation, configuration, management, etc.), this is the time to mention it.


What foremandns affects OPTIONAL

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If there's more that they should know about, though, this is the place to mention:

  • A list of files, packages, services, or operations that the module will alter, impact, or execute.
  • Dependencies that your module automatically installs.
  • Warnings or other important notices.

Setup Requirements OPTIONAL

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If your most recent release breaks compatibility or requires particular steps for upgrading, you might want to include an additional "Upgrading" section here.

Beginning with foremandns

To install foremandns with the default parameters:

    class { 'foremandns': }

This assumes that you want to install Grafana using the 'package' method. To establish customized parameters:

    class { 'foremandns':
      install_method  => 'archive',


Classes and Defined Types

Class: foremandns

The ForemanDNS module's primary class, foremandns, guides the basic setup of ForemanDNS on your system.

    class { 'foremandns': }

Parameters within foremandns:


The download location of a tarball to use with the 'archive' install method. Defaults to the URL of the latest version of ForemanDNS available at the time of module release.


Configures the location to which the ForemanDNS configuration is written. The default location is '/usr/foremandns/foremandns/foremandns.yaml'.


Manages the ForemanDNS configuration file.

This parameter only accepts a hash as its value. Keys with hashes as values will generate sections, any other values are just plain values. The example below will result in...

    class { 'foremandns':
      cfg => {
        url => '',
        username => 'username',
        pasword => 'password',
        zone => '',
        cache-type => 'memory',
        ttl => 1800
        redis   => {
          server     => 'localhost:6379',

The installation directory to be used with the 'archive' install method. Defaults to '/usr/share/foremandns'.


Controls which method to use for installing ForemanDNS. Valid option is 'archive'. The default is 'archive'.


The name of the service managed with the 'archive' install method. Defaults to 'foremandns'.


The version of Grafana to install and manage. Defaults to the latest version of ForemanDNS available at the time of module release.


Users need a complete list of your module's classes, types, defined types providers, facts, and functions, along with the parameters for each. You can provide this list either via Puppet Strings code comments or as a complete list in this Reference section.

  • If you are using Puppet Strings code comments, this Reference section should include Strings information so that your users know how to access your documentation.

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    • The data type, if applicable.
    • A description of what the element does.
    • Valid values, if the data type doesn't make it obvious.
    • Default value, if any.


This is where you list OS compatibility, version compatibility, etc. If there are Known Issues, you might want to include them under their own heading here.


Since your module is awesome, other users will want to play with it. Let them know what the ground rules for contributing are.

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