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Foreman - Read host information out of Foreman.

With this module you can retrieve hosts and host parameter from Foreman. You can create dynamic groups out of these hosts.


use Foreman;

my $foreman = Foreman->new(
  url      => "https://foreman.your-domain.tld",
  user     => "foreman-user",
  password => "foreman-password",

group frontends => $foreman->get_hosts(environment => "stage", service => "shop");



The get_hosts() method will construct a search query with the given key => value parameters and send it to foreman. The returning data will be converted in an array. Every Array-Item is an object of the type Foreman::Server. This object can just be passed on to the group() function.

If you store the authentication settings inside Foreman you can modify these data inside the Foreman::Server object so that Rex knows which login and password to use.

my $foreman = Foreman->new(
  url      => "https://foreman.your-domain.tld",
  user     => "foreman-user",
  password => "foreman-password",
  modify_host_options => sub {
   my ($foreman, $server) = @_;
   $server->{auth}->{user}      = $server->{deploy_user};
   $server->{auth}->{password}  = decrypt($server->{deploy_password});
   $server->{auth}->{auth_type} = $server->{auth_type};
get_host(host => "hostname")

This method will return a single host object (Foreman::Server).


This method will return all environments Foreman is aware of. It will return a list of names.


This method will return a list of roles Foreman knows (for example Puppet roles). In fact this method is querying Foreman for all known puppetclasses and return the ones which start with role_.

get_hostgroup_parameters(hostgroup => "hostgroup-name")

This method will return all parameters that are registered with a hostgroup.

get_host_parameters(host => "hostname")

This method will return all host parameters that are registered with a host. It will also merge the hostgroup parameters.


Copyright 2015 FILIADATA GmbH

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Module to access hosts from foreman


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