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Ruby Facts vs Facter 1.7

asked 2013-09-10 01:00:53 -0500

dinesh_kumar_logaraj gravatar image

Am not sure that I am asking the right question.. Is there any separate concept of Ruby Facts and Facter 1.7.. Right from my day one learning of puppet, I have been thinking that Facts are like environment variables concept and we can create custom facts using Ruby.. Please help me on this. Thank you..

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answered 2013-09-10 01:58:42 -0500

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Facter uses various sources to generate facts about a server. Ruby facts are one type of fact. These facts are generated from snippets of Ruby code that run against a node. When you run facter on the command line, most of the facts you see were generated by Ruby code.

Here's a list of facts that are available in Hiera 1.6.

And here's an example of the Ruby code that generates that fact.

# Fact: fqdn
# Purpose: Returns the fully qualified domain name of the host.
# Resolution: Simply joins the hostname fact with the domain name fact.
# Caveats ...
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