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Puppet Query Language

11/01/2016

For a few releases now PuppetDB had a new query language called Puppet Query Language or PQL for short. It’s quite interesting, I thought a quick post might make a few more people aware of it. Overview To use it you need a recent PuppetDB and as this is quite a new feature you really Read More

Puppet 4 Sensitive Data Types

09/05/2016

You often need to handle sensitive data in manifests when using Puppet. Private keys, passwords, etc. There has not been a native way to deal with these and so a cottage industry of community tools have spring up. To deal with data at rest various Hiera backends like the popular hiera-eyaml exist, to deal with Read More

A Puppet 4 Hiera Based Node Classifier

03/22/2016

When I first wrote Hiera I included a simple little hack called hiera_include() that would do a Array lookup and include everything it found. I only included it even because include at the time did not take Array arguments. In time this has become quite widely used and many people do their node classification using Read More

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