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puppetlabs-f5 module: Could not autoload puppet/type/f5_node

asked 2015-09-15 01:56:16 -0500

Jessie Yeung gravatar image

I installed puppetlabs-f5 module and try to create node in site.pp (follow the sample in Puppet forge), but I encounter below error when executing puppet agent --test in proxy agent node:

Could not autoload puppet/type/f5_node: no such file to load -- puppet/parameter/f5_name

I have already classified the proxy agent node with class f5::site, under environment group F5. Also, I tried to restart the VM and the problem is still here.

Below please find the f5::site class:

class f5::site {

  f5_node { '/Common/puppet_master_node':
    ensure                          => 'present',
    address                         => '',
    description                     => 'Local POC Puppet Master 1',
    availability_requirement        => 'all',
    health_monitors                 => ['/Common/icmp'],
  f5_pool { '/Common/puppet_master_pool':
    ensure                          => 'present',
    members                         => [
    { name => '/Common/puppet_master_1', port => '443', },
    availability_requirement        => 'all',
  f5_virtualserver { '/Common/puppet_master_vs':
    ensure                          => 'present',
    provider                        => 'standard',
    default_pool                    => '/Common/puppet_master_pool',
    destination_address             => '',
    destination_mask                => '',
    service_port                    => '443',
    protocol                        => 'tcp',
    source                          => '',


Do I miss anything in f5::site class?


Regards, Jessie Yeung

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answered 2015-09-17 04:17:54 -0500

Jessie Yeung gravatar image

Hi Hunner,

Actually we need to have a separate environment group to do so. Any way to enable checking module lib library?

Actually, I already defined below in environment.conf (f5 module folder under <env>/code/Modules/) following the common practice, but failed to autoload those Ruby files unless we explicitly put those files under Puppet default lib path:

# Puppet Enterprise requires $basemodulepath; see note below under "modulepath".
modulepath = code/Modules:$basemodulepath
manifest = code/Manifests


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answered 2015-09-16 16:24:46 -0500

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updated 2015-09-16 16:44:56 -0500

Could not autoload... is caused by the master not being able to find the plugin. Most likely the easiest way to fix this is to put the f5 module in the environment of the master and do something to cause it to pluginsync the f5 plugins. Perhaps a daemon restart would be needed, but probably not.

The issue is that the requires in the type only check the pluginsync directory of the master and don't check in the lib/directory of the module. This can be solved with relative requires such as however the F5 types were not written this way.

Also, puppet should be fixed to be able to load code from the environment's modules' lib/ directories, but there is no bug for this and it has edge cases for when libraries from two modules have the same names...

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