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Example42-templates @ 28c6bee Updates
Example42-tools @ 3fa801a Major submodules sync
Example42-tutorials @ 9ae72c8 Minor updates to some submodules
activemq @ b6e0726 Updated activemq v2.0.14
apache @ d342824 Updated apache v2.1.8
apt @ 9165658 Updated apt v2.0.8
auth @ 5d50583 Submodules updates
autofs @ 4400fc0 Updated autofs v2.0.13
bacula @ fff9797 Major submodules sync
bind @ 9994273 Submodules updates
bluepill @ a847aec Updated submodules
bundler @ 8b30e27 Updated bundler v2.0.13
ceilometer @ 6ffdf6c Minor updates to some submodules
ceph @ f04a903 Major submodules sync
cinder @ c0948ad Minor updates to some submodules
clvm @ 9afe62f Updated clvm v2.0.13
collectd @ 1da11fc Updated collectd v3.0.6
concat @ 3ed9715 Major submodules sync
corosync @ 8098d70 Submodules updates
ddclient @ 4263d5c Submodules updates
dhcpd @ 73a05c7 Updated dhcpd v2.0.14
django @ 20207a4 Submodules updates
dnsmasq @ cff07e9 Major submodules sync
dovecot @ 90c0910 Updated dovecot v2.0.14
elasticsearch @ 36b1f7f Updated elasticsearch v2.0.17
example42 @ f85e1b1 Updated submodules
exim @ 41fdd44 Updated exim v2.0.14
exported_vars @ 74b2931 Updated exported_vars v0.0.3
firewall @ acbf2ee Updated firewall v2.1.3
foreman @ e711453 Updated foreman v2.0.12
freeradius @ 972d6b7 Updated freeradius v2.0.11
git @ ded102d Updated git v2.0.16
glance @ 4a4bc22 Minor updates to some submodules
graylog2 @ f94f1ad Updated graylog2 v2.0.15
haproxy @ b8807c3 Updated haproxy v3.0.2
heartbeat @ e9d2ff3 Updated heartbeat v2.0.11
hosts @ 130d970 Updated hosts v2.0.15
icinga @ 4324df1 Updated icinga v2.1.4
icinga2 @ 1128143 Major submodules sync
iptables @ 8fafed7 Updated iptables v2.1.9
java @ 379479a Updated java v2.0.4
jboss @ a7b175d Updated jboss v2.0.10
jenkins @ f8c011e Submodules updates
keystone @ ffde47a Minor updates to some submodules
kibana @ 19113d7 Major submodules sync
libvirt @ 0b1ccf4 Updated libvirt v2.0.9
lighttpd @ 770f3d5 Updated lighttpd v2.0.10
limits @ 47fcdcf Minor updates to some submodules
logrotate @ 37e83ed Updated logrotate v2.0.14
logstash @ 36cf2e1 Updated logstash v2.0.13
lsb @ 3a39d2a Submodules updates
mailx @ 5651dfc Updated mailx v2.0.13
mariadb @ a337600 Major submodules sync
maven @ 8a3a2e4 Submodules updates
mcollective @ af89c37 Updated mcollective v2.0.14
memcached @ fc4d7af Minor updates to some submodules
module_data @ 46f86f2 Major submodules sync
mongodb @ 221131a Updated submodules
monit @ 3b89fd8 Updated monit v2.0.14
monitor @ d0161b8 Major submodules sync
msmtp @ 75b4b42 Updated external submodules
multipath @ b696524 Updated submodules not published on the Forge
munin @ 836e936 Updated munin v2.0.12
mysql @ 98f0cd5 Update mysql reference
nagios @ 36cd92a Updated nagios v2.0.17
network @ ddaffd3 Update network reference
newrelic @ cf1ef5a Major submodules sync
nfs @ d88e7dd Major submodules sync
nginx @ 359cece Major submodules sync
nova @ 77cad43 Minor updates to some submodules
nrpe @ deb0ec9 Update nrpe reference
ntp @ fce17aa Updated ntp v2.0.12
nut @ 58df4d3 Submodules updates
openntpd @ f06011f Updated openntpd v2.0.8
openssh @ c23c3de Updated openssh v2.0.9
openvpn @ 5212f06 Updated openvpn v2.0.10
openvswitch @ 9c3e2b0 Minor updates to some submodules
orientdb @ ec6e976 Updated orientdb v2.0.8
pacemaker @ 18de882 Minor updates to some submodules
pam @ 9728aff Updated pam v2.0.13
pentaho @ 27a7a04 Submodules updates
perl @ 8bde748 Updated perl v2.0.17
php @ 7b6bf8e Update php reference
postfix @ b60a70f Update postfix reference
postgresql @ 4b1397e Update postgresql reference
profile @ c3b40a7 Major submodules sync
proftpd @ 8f101c9 Major submodules sync
pupmod-concat @ cd9a5b0 Submodules updates
puppet @ 081fe56 Major submodules sync
puppet-skeleton-standard42 @ 79f7189 Removed mac non printing chars
puppetdashboard @ c0c6c7d Update puppetdashboard reference
puppetdb @ 428df72 Update puppetdb reference
puppi @ 2453d12 Update puppi reference
quagga @ 0635c92 Major submodules sync
quantum @ 0dcbbda Updated submodules not published on the Forge
rabbitmq @ 860e2fc Update rabbitmq reference
rclocal @ b83fa66 Major submodules sync
redis @ 6add9e9 Updated redis v2.0.8
resolver @ d95fe58 Major submodules sync
rhcs @ c4c9259 Major submodules sync
rsync @ cb4050c Updated rsync v2.0.11
rsyncssh @ 2c7e10b Submodules updates
rsyslog @ eec4836 Updated rsyslog v2.0.12
ruby @ db48c15 Update ruby reference
rvm @ 886dd57 Major submodules sync
samba @ f1d714c Updated samba v2.0.14
scmserver @ eba9e8d Submodules updates
sendmail @ 0546e2f Submodules updates
snmpd @ 96f389a Updated snmpd v2.0.13
solr @ c8e1072 Updated solr v2.0.7
splunk @ 7371a5c Updated splunk v2.0.12
ssmtp @ 8e11519 Updated external submodules
stdlib @ 0cd08b3 Major submodules sync
stdmod @ cb5d2f5 Updated stdmod v0.0.4
sudo @ 8e8bad7 Updated sudo v2.0.13
svn @ 2fc2453 Submodules updates
sysctl @ a4ba1d3 Updated sysctl v2.0.15
sysklogd @ 51b8547 Updated sysklogd v2.0.13
syslogng @ c9daef6 Major submodules sync
sysstat @ 861cb8f Added sysstat submodule from…
tartarus @ 5d47e48 Submodules updates
tcpwrappers @ 64d8daf Added Netmanagers tcpwrappers module
tftp @ 425734b Updated submodules
timezone @ 972e677 Update timezone reference
tinc @ ee402fc Update tinc reference
tomcat @ 6c27397 Major submodules sync
tp @ e87ba98 Major submodules sync
unicorn @ 798af93 Submodules updates
user @ 1591a42 Use module
vagrant @ 77e43a6 Updated vagrant v2.0.12
varnish @ 646c4a7 Updated external submodules
vcsrepo @ 38c9c20 Major submodules sync
vim @ cc1bda3 Updated vim v2.0.13
vsftpd @ 1cbf37a Major submodules sync
wget @ 20348cf Submodules updates
wordpress @ 83142aa Updated wordpress v2.0.7
xinetd @ 5f177fa Updated xinetd v2.0.8
yum @ 6b92afe Updated yum v2.0.19
zip @ a9d7651 Updated zip v2.0.13
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Released under the terms of Apache2 licence.

Copyright Alessandro Franceschi / Lab42 (and specific commits authors)

Official website:

Official Support forum: Google Groups


Example42 modules have been delevoped over the years following Puppet's evolution.

There are currently 3 generations of example42 modules:

  • "OLD" modules (Version 1.x) are no more supported or recommended. They are supposed to work also on Puppet versions before 2.6 You can give them a look using the 1.0 branch of this repo.

  • "NextGen" modules (Version 2.x) are currently the most used and recommended. They are compatible only with Puppet version 2.6 and later. You find them here as git submodules.

  • "StdMod" modules (Version 3.x) are the next evolution of Example42 modules. They are going to adhere to StdMod naming standards and be compatible with Puppet > 2.7 or 3.x They are currently under development and testing, you find them here as git submodules


You can retrieve the Example42 modules Version 1.0 ("OLD") with:

git clone --recursive -b 1.0 git://

You can get the current module set, with both NextGen and StdMod modules with:

git clone --recursive git://

You can use the Puppet Playground to test these (and other) modules on a safe Vagrant environment.

From September 2013 most of the modules are published, and regularly updated, on the Puppet Forge.

Use the Puppet module tool to query and install Example42 modules:

    puppet module search example42


When you want to update the modules with the upstream version remember that also the submodules have to be updated:

cd /etc/puppet/modules # Or the dir where you have your local git repo

git pull origin master
git submodule init
git submodule update

If you want to force an update on each submodule, even if not tracked on the main repo:

git submodule foreach git pull origin master

The above commands (excluded the first cd and included the last) are done by the script:


** DO NOT UPDATE IN PRODUCTION !!! ** To preserve freedom to reorganize modules and keep them updated this repo is going to keep track of the most current versions of the various modules. This can introduce backwards incompatibilities when a module is converted to the new major version (for example when 1.x have been completely removed or 2.x modules are converted to 3.x).


All the modules have a Modulefile where dependencies are described.

All the NextGen module require the presence in the $modulepath of the 'puppi' module, but you are not required to use Puppi (the dependency is for some extra functions prresent in the puppi module, which can be used even without including puppi in your manifests).

The StdMod modules require PuppetLabs' stdlib.

Most of the modules have a limited set of dependencies and, in some cases, you can pass a specific option (install_dependencies => false) to skip the inclusion of dependent classes from the Example42 set (in these cases you are supposed to provide the same resources in other ways).

If you enable the monitor or firewall options you have to include the relevant modules: respectively, monitor + the used monitor tool and firewall + iptables.


Currently most of the modules are tested on the following Operating systems:

  • RedHat / Centos versions 5 and 6

  • Scientific Linux version 6

  • Debian 6 and 7

  • Ubuntu 10.04 and 12.04

Some of the modules have support for:

  • OpenSuse 11 and 12

  • Suse Enterprise Linux 11

  • Solaris 11

Most of the modules are expected to work on:

  • Amazon Linux 3

  • Fedora

  • Mint

If you need support or better testing for specific operating systems and versions the best thing you can do is to provide an usable Vagrant Base box for the Example42 Puppet Playground.


Pull requests via GitHub are welcomed, please review the general style and logic of the modules in order to submit consistent patches. These modules are intended to be used anywhere without any modification of their content: if you have to change them to suit your needs either they have some bugs or missing features or you're using them in the wrong way.

Please provide patches puppet-lint compliant and, where possible, provide rspec unit tests.

If you have a module not present in this set based on the Example42 templates, feel free to provide a a link to its repo url, we can add it as submodule.


2.x modules are compatible only with Puppet versions > 2.6.

They are also compliant with Puppet 3.0, when dynamic variables scoping is going to be be discontinued.

These modules can be used with the "set variables and include the class" pattern or can be used as parametrized classes.

The main difference for the first approach is that only top scope variables can be used (so either set them in a ENC or use tools like Hiera to give them the values you need according to custom conditions).

2.x modules allow much cleaner and separated customizations so that you hardly need to modify them in order to add custom resources or redefine existing ones.

Decommissioning of classes is now done via top scope variables or arguments of the main class (absent, disable, disableboot) and not including the relevant sub-class.

Monitoring and firewalling abstraction and Puppi integration are still present, while backup abstraction has been discontinued.

3.x modules have these differences:

  • params_lookup function is removed, use Puppet 3 data bindings to data input alternatives

  • some parameters names are changed, according to stdmod namings

Modules code, issue tracking and features requests are on GitHub

For questions, suggestions and general discussion use the Example42 Puppet Modules Google group

If you need a specific module, improvements or conversion to 3.x of an existing one consider the possibility to sponsor it

Alessandro Franceschi Lab42

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