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puppet f5 device config : Partition '' doesn't exist

asked 2013-07-10 21:55:34 -0600

BaltoStar gravatar image

updated 2013-07-16 18:53:33 -0600

puppet (v3.2.2) master + agent on single server (Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS) with agent serving as f5_proxy

I have defined no partitions other than default Common partition.

Following the instructions at :


node my_f5_proxy {
  include f5

  f5::config { "":
    username => 'admin',
    password => 'admin',
    url      => '',
    target   => '/etc/puppet/device/'


type f5
url ``

Running puppet device --deviceconf=/etc/puppet/device.conf --debug --verbose --trace --evaltrace gives error :

Debug ...
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This is difficult to debug at this point, and I think access to the Puppet machine and the F5 configuration interface would be very helpful. Is there any chance of ...(more)

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2013-07-16 13:27:44 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-07-16 18:52:11 -0600

BaltoStar gravatar image

According to PuppetLabs Support , the puppetlabs-f5 module does not work for Puppet versions above 2.7.11. Currently PuppetLabs is investigating a patch.

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answered 2013-07-16 10:47:28 -0600

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updated 2013-07-16 12:17:01 -0600

Here are a couple of things to try:

  • Run puppet device like so:

    puppet device --deviceconf /etc/puppet/device.conf

  • Ensure that the iControl gem is installed on your master and proxy machines (same one for each?) Please check the installed gems with the command:

    gem list

  • Just to be paranoid, change the URL from:


Does any of that change the behavior of puppet? Please post any relevant log output, and also try running this command to get more output to post here:

puppet ... (more)

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Hi Greg : actually already tried all that but log output is identical. Please note log right before exception : `Debug: Puppet::Device::F5: connecting to partition Common.' , so apparently Puppet is ...(more)

BaltoStar gravatar imageBaltoStar ( 2013-07-16 11:58:29 -0600 )edit

I don't see the "connecting to partition Common" message anywhere in the output you posted?

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2013-07-16 12:13:25 -0600 )edit

Ok I just added the debug lines right above the error lines. btw, when including code-sections in forums posts here, how to include a link so that it doesn't ...(more)

BaltoStar gravatar imageBaltoStar ( 2013-07-16 12:39:55 -0600 )edit

As far as I can tell, the askbot software automatically adds anchor tags to links, even when they are located in code/pre-formatted text.

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2013-07-16 13:14:28 -0600 )edit

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