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How to collect data from nodes?

asked 2013-09-30 04:46:24 -0600

deric gravatar image

I'd like to collect ip addresses from all nodes that installed my module and concat then into one string. Something like this:

$hosts = ","

How to implement it in puppet?

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rahul khengare gravatar imagerahul khengare ( 2013-10-01 02:08:15 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-09-30 09:05:41 -0600

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Do you need to use the value of $hosts within Puppet itself, or will it be stored externally somewhere? I suggest having a look at the PuppetDB query API ( ) to retrieve resources associated with nodes.

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Hi, does Puppet have an API that could be used to act as a data source so that it could feed our Configuration Management tool (

lbhopkins gravatar imagelbhopkins ( 2013-09-30 09:47:58 -0600 )edit

Puppet has a couple of APIs, and I believe what I heard at PuppetConf was they plan to consolidate them eventually. The first one is the PuppetDB API that I ...(more)

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2013-09-30 12:47:10 -0600 )edit

Thanks, it should be used in puppet module. I have a master and a few slaves. The master should have a list of all connected slaves. Is there a way ...(more)

deric gravatar imagederic ( 2013-10-09 06:50:28 -0600 )edit

Query this endpoint in the API (, and that will give you a list of a nodes using ...(more)

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2013-10-09 12:42:14 -0600 )edit

Ok, I thought that there would be some internal function to do that. Then probably parse the response with custom ruby function, right?

deric gravatar imagederic ( 2013-10-09 13:08:42 -0600 )edit

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