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Handling a Resource/Loading a Manifest Dynamically

asked 2016-08-22 04:33:12 -0600

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updated 2016-08-22 05:44:34 -0600

Hi all,

I'm developing a sample puppet module, in which there are a few defined types in the main class of the module. These defined types are typically to install, configure and start a server. Was trying to improve pluggability of the module, by allowing users to perform custom resource management tasks between these functions:


  • at post install stage (after installing), create a file
  • at post configure stage (after configuring), do some additional custom configurations, etc.

Considered the following options for this purpose:.

  1. Use puppet function create_resources [1] to be run in each stages, where a user can pass a resource types and arguments to do custom stuff to the main module class [2].
  2. Pass a name of a custom manifest and the arguments from the main module class and load the manifest. Again a user can do custom stuff inside this manifest [3].

WDYT of these approaches? Any better way to do this?



notice("Resource [type] $name['type'], [data] $name['data']")

create_resources($name['type'], $name['data'])

[3]. class test ($custommanifestname) {

# install

include $custommanifestname


Thank you.

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answered 2016-08-22 11:17:25 -0600

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Just realized that its possible to pass a defined type to create_resources function [1]. Will be using that. Noting it here for someone's reference.


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