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Transfer code from site.pp to common.yaml

asked 2015-12-10 07:16:41 -0600

jdhvnkl2 gravatar image

updated 2015-12-15 08:10:09 -0600

Hi, i will rewrite my question. according to what i understood from documentation, I should use yaml files with hiera instead of the regular manifest site.pp. I want instead of writing in the site.pp file to write in the common.yaml file, however i have some difficulty with the syntax of yaml. I want to write the following code in the common.yaml file:

file { '/tmp/name':  
  ensure => present,

which mean i want to create file in /tmp/ with the name "name" and ensure he is present. and writing all this in yaml file so my server will check if that file exist.

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Can you please rewrite you question? What do you want to achieve?

lupin gravatar imagelupin ( 2015-12-10 12:08:34 -0600 )edit

I hope now you can understan, if you cant i will rewrite again. all i want is to creeate File in remote server (on my agents) with puppet using hiera. thank you for your help

jdhvnkl2 gravatar imagejdhvnkl2 ( 2015-12-10 12:44:04 -0600 )edit

Hiera has nothing to do with creation of file nor the site.pp. The resource type file is the one that creates the file on your agent. I suggest you download the Learning VM from Puppetlabs website and do the exercise there first.

lupin gravatar imagelupin ( 2015-12-10 13:52:33 -0600 )edit

In the site.pp i can write a command that create a file on a specific agent. or do exec command. the yaml file also allow me to control the configuration of agent for example create a file on an agent. how do i write it on common.yaml (create specific file on agent)

jdhvnkl2 gravatar imagejdhvnkl2 ( 2015-12-10 14:27:14 -0600 )edit

Maybe, should i create a class that use the resource and then ise it with hiera?

jdhvnkl2 gravatar imagejdhvnkl2 ( 2015-12-10 14:52:12 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-12-15 08:20:33 -0600

Hi, you're really going to need to study Puppet a bit through the documentation, learning VM and so forth. I am going to take a very wild guess at what you're really trying to achieve - hope it helps.

# common.yaml
    ensure: 'present'

# some_class's init.pp file:
class some_class (
) {
  create_resources('file', $files)

Now this won't make much sense to you because you'll need to firstly learn about Puppet, Hiera, hashes, and the create_resources pattern. :)

Good luck!

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it exactly what i was trying to achieve. although I already figured out how to do it. I am happy to see i did it like your answer. thank you so much for your help :)

jdhvnkl2 gravatar imagejdhvnkl2 ( 2015-12-15 08:38:05 -0600 )edit

Great! :)

Alex Harvey gravatar imageAlex Harvey ( 2015-12-15 08:40:54 -0600 )edit

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