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puppet hiera lookup

asked 2016-09-29 02:52:34 -0600

shimm gravatar image


i've jsut added a new client to my puppet 4.6 master. The Client retrieves the catalog and also connection is all fine.

In the mail manifest i'll try to use a variable

$test = hiera('testvar')
notify {"VAR = $test": }

the var is stored in hieradata/net/ (which works fine for other nets...)

testvar: 'foobar'

my /etc/hiera.yaml hierachy looks like:

  - "node/%{::clientcert}"
  - "lsbdist/%{::lsbdistcodename}"
  - "net/%{::network_eth0}"
  - "common"

now if I do a lookup on the master, I see:

$> puppet lookup --node --debug testvar
Debug: hiera(): Found testvar in net/
--- 'foobar'

But the puppet run on the client shows:

Notice: /Stage[main].../Notify[VAR = ]/message: defined 'message' as 'VAR = '

I'm out of Ideas what can cause this problem, since it's working fine with the same manifest, the same variable for other networks.

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answered 2016-09-29 12:40:28 -0600

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updated 2016-09-29 12:41:18 -0600

Compare the output of facter -p network_eth0 fact on both working and non-working clients. The value of network_eth0 must resolve to in your post.

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I would also do a test like the following to see how puppet sees the fact .. puppet apply -e 'notice($::network_eth0)'

DarylW gravatar imageDarylW ( 2016-09-29 14:19:26 -0600 )edit

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