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Module to install and configure Apache - Solr
Puppet Ruby
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Puppet module: solr


This module is no more actively maintained and will hardly be updated.

Please find an alternative module from other authors or consider Tiny Puppet as replacement.

If you want to maintain this module, contact Alessandro Franceschi

This is a Puppet solr module from the second generation of Example42 Puppet Modules.

Made by Alessandro Franceschi / Lab42 -

Released under the terms of Apache 2 License.

Check Modulefile for dependencies.

Development has been sponsored by Elce -

USAGE - Basic management

  • Install solr with default settings

    class { "solr": }
  • Remove solr

    class { "solr":
      absent => true,
  • Define solr installation method: Valid values for install => are "package" (default), "source" and "puppi".

    class { "solr":
      install => "source",
  • Install source from a custom url to a custom install_destination path. The following parameters apply both for "source" and "puppi" install methods. Puppi method may be used to manage deployment updates (given the $install_source is updated). By default install_source is set to upstream developer and install_destination to Web (App) server document root Pre and post installation commands may be already defined (check solr/manifests/params.pp) override them only if needed. Url_check and url_pattern are used for application checks, if monitor is enabled. Override only if needed.

      class { "solr":
        install             => "source",
        install_source      => "",
        install_destination => "/opt/apps/",
        # install_precommand  => "...",
        # install_postcommand => "...",
        # url_check           => "...",
        # url_pattern         => "...",

USAGE - Overrides and Customizations

  • Use custom sources for main config file

    class { "solr":
      source => [ "puppet:///modules/lab42/solr/solr.conf-$hostname" , "puppet:///modules/lab42/solr/solr.conf" ], 
  • Use custom template for main config file

    class { "solr":
      template => "example42/solr/solr.conf.erb",      
  • Define custom options that can be used in a custom template without the need to add parameters to the solr class

      class { "solr":
        template => "example42/solr/solr.conf.erb",    
        options  => {
          'LogLevel' => 'INFO',
          'UsePAM'   => 'yes',
  • Automaticallly include a custom subclass

    class { "solr:"
      my_class => 'lab42::solr',

USAGE - Example42 extensions management

  • Activate puppi (recommended, but disabled by default) Note that this option requires the usage of Example42 puppi module

      class { "solr": 
        puppi    => true,
  • Activate automatic monitoring (recommended, but disabled by default) This option requires the usage of Example42 monitor and relevant monitor tools modules

      class { "solr":
        monitor      => true,
        monitor_tool => [ "nagios" , "monit" , "munin" ],
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