Nested create_resources and nested hashes inside hiera
I have another question, related to multiinstances of tomcat servers. This is somewhat connected to my question: http://ask.puppetlabs.com/question/18...
Right now I have multiple instances of tomcat, created using createresources and I just came to the point that I need to provide multiple http connectors and muliple datasources. I was thinking about using createresources again... but I cannot find a proper way to put the information into hiera.
What I was thinking about was to he it like that:
tomcat:instances: i01: catalina_base: "path" params: "values" tomcat_http_connectors: "i01-http": ensure: "present" protocol: "HTTP protocol" i02: catalina_base: "path" params: "values" tomcat_http_connectors: "i02-http": ensure: "present" protocol: "HTTP protocol"
and I would use:
$instances = hiera_hash('tomcat:instances') create_resource(tomcat,$instances )
and inside my tomcat class I would have
$http_connector = hiera_hash('tomcat_http_connectors') create_resource(tomcat::connector,$http_connector)
Sadly, that does not work. I am not scared about refacotring this if there is a better way, but what I need to keep in mind that I need multiple instances of tomcat and multiple instances of datasources (can sometimes be different for each instance).
EDIT: For me this is very similar to have one apache, with multiple vhosts, with multiple <directory> statements in each.