Skip to content

HTTPS clone URL

Subversion checkout URL

You can clone with HTTPS or Subversion.

Download ZIP
Puppet module to manage Red Hat/Fedora traditional network configuration.
branch: master

README.md

Puppet Network Module

master branch Build Status develop branch Build Status

Introduction

This module manages Red Hat/Fedora traditional network configuration.

It allows for static, dhcp, and bootp configuration of normal and bonded interfaces as well as bridges and VLANs. There is support for aliases on interfaces as well as alias ranges. It can configure static routes. It can configure MTU, DHCP_HOSTNAME, ETHTOOL_OPTS, and BONDING_OPTS on a per-interface basis.

It can configure the following files:

  • /etc/sysconfig/network
  • /etc/sysconfig/networking-scripts/route-*
  • /etc/sysconfig/networking-scripts/ifcfg-*

Class and Define documentation is available via puppetdoc.

Examples

Please note that the following examples do not depict all of the parameters supported by each class or define.

Global network settings:

class { 'network::global':
  gateway => '1.2.3.1',
}

Global network setting (IPv6 enabled):

class { 'network::global':
  ipv6gateway    => '123:4567:89ab:cdef:123:4567:89ab:1',
  ipv6networking => true,
}

Normal interface - static (minimal):

network::if::static { 'eth0':
  ensure    => 'up',
  ipaddress => '1.2.3.248',
  netmask   => '255.255.255.128',
}

Normal interface - static:

network::if::static { 'eth1':
  ensure       => 'up',
  ipaddress    => '1.2.3.4',
  netmask      => '255.255.255.0',
  gateway      => '1.2.3.1',
  macaddress   => 'fe:fe:fe:aa:aa:aa',
  ipv6init     => true,
  ipv6address  => '123:4567:89ab:cdef:123:4567:89ab:cdef/64',
  ipv6gateway  => '123:4567:89ab:cdef:123:4567:89ab:1',
  mtu          => '9000',
  ethtool_opts => 'autoneg off speed 1000 duplex full',
}

Normal interface - dhcp (minimal):

network::if::dynamic { 'eth2':
  ensure => 'up',
}

Normal interface - dhcp:

network::if::dynamic { 'eth3':
  ensure        => 'up',
  macaddress    => 'fe:fe:fe:ae:ae:ae',
  mtu           => '1500',
  dhcp_hostname => $::hostname,
  ethtool_opts  => 'autoneg off speed 100 duplex full',
}

Normal interface - bootp (minimal):

network::if::dynamic { 'eth2':
  ensure     => 'up',
  macaddress => 'fe:fe:fe:fe:fe:fe',
  bootproto  => 'bootp',
}

Normal interface - bridged (the corresponding network::bridge::* may also have to be defined):

network::if::bridge { 'eth0':
  ensure => 'up',
  bridge => 'br0'
}

Aliased interface:

network::alias { 'eth0:1':
  ensure    => 'up',
  ipaddress => '1.2.3.5',
  netmask   => '255.255.255.0',
}

Aliased interface (allow non-root user to manage):

network::alias { 'em2:1':
  ensure    => 'up',
  ipaddress => '10.22.33.45',
  netmask   => '255.255.254.0',
  userctl   => true,
}

Aliased interface (range):

network::alias::range { 'eth1':
  ensure          => 'up',
  ipaddress_start => '1.2.3.5',
  ipaddress_end   => '1.2.3.20',
  clonenum_start  => '0',
  noaliasrouting  => true,
}

Bonded master interface - static:

network::bond::static { 'bond0':
  ensure       => 'up',
  ipaddress    => '1.2.3.5',
  netmask      => '255.255.255.0',
  gateway      => '1.2.3.1',
  ipv6init     => true,
  ipv6address  => '123:4567:89ab:cdef:123:4567:89ab:cdef',
  ipv6gateway  => '123:4567:89ab:cdef:123:4567:89ab:1',
  mtu          => '9000',
  bonding_opts => 'mode=active-backup miimon=100',
}

Bonded master interface - dhcp:

network::bond::dynamic { 'bond2':
  ensure       => 'up',
  mtu          => '8000',
  bonding_opts => 'mode=active-backup arp_interval=60 arp_ip_target=192.168.1.254',
}

Bonded master interface - bridged (the corresponding network::bridge::* may also have to be defined):

network::bond::bridge { 'bond2':
  ensure       => 'up',
  bridge       => 'br3',
  bonding_opts => 'mode=802.3ad lacp_rate=fast miimon=100',
}

Bonded slave interface:

network::bond::slave { 'eth1':
  macaddress   => $macaddress_eth1,
  ethtool_opts => 'autoneg off speed 1000 duplex full',
  master       => 'bond0',
}

Bridge interface - no IP:

network::bridge { 'br0':
  ensure        => 'up',
  stp           => true,
  delay         => '0',
  bridging_opts => 'priority=65535',
}

Bridge interface - static (minimal):

network::bridge::static { 'br1':
  ensure    => 'up',
  ipaddress => '10.21.30.248',
  netmask   => '255.255.255.128',
}

Bridge interface - static:

network::bridge::static { 'br2':
  ensure        => 'up',
  ipaddress     => '1.2.3.8',
  netmask       => '255.255.0.0',
  stp           => true,
  delay         => '0',
  ipv6init      => true,
  ipv6address   => '123:4567:89ab:cdef:123:4567:89ab:cdef',
  ipv6gateway   => '123:4567:89ab:cdef:123:4567:89ab:1',
  bridging_opts => 'priority=65535',
}

Bridge interface - dhcp (minimal):

network::bridge::dynamic { 'br3':
  ensure => 'up',
}

Static interface routes:

network::route { 'eth0':
  ipaddress => [ '192.168.2.0', '10.0.0.0', ],
  netmask   => [ '255.255.255.0', '255.0.0.0', ],
  gateway   => [ '192.168.1.1', '10.0.0.1', ],
}

Normal interface - VLAN - static (minimal):

class { 'network::global':
  vlan => 'yes',
}

network::if::static { 'eth0.330':
  ensure    => 'up',
  ipaddress => '10.2.3.248',
  netmask   => '255.255.255.0',
}

Notes

  • Runs under Puppet 2.6 and later.
  • Only works with RedHat-ish systems.
  • Read /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt for underlying details.
  • Read /usr/share/doc/kernel-doc-*/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt for underlying details.
  • Read /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-aliases for underlying details.
  • Only tested on CentOS 5.5 and CentOS 6.3.
  • There is an assumption that an aliased interface will never use DHCP.
  • bootp support is unknown for bonded interfaces. Thus no bootp bond support in this module.
  • It is assumed that if you create a bond that you also create the slave interface(s).
  • It is assumed that if you create an alias that you also create the parent interface.
  • There is currently no IPv6 support in this module.
  • network::route requires the referenced device to also be defined via network::if or network::bond.
  • For VLANs to work, Class['network::global'] must have parameter vlan set to yes.
  • To enable ipv6 you have to set both ipv6networking in Class['network::global'] to true and ipv6init in network::if::static to true.

Issues

  • Setting ETHTOOL_OPTS, MTU, or BONDING_OPTS and then unsetting will not revert the running config to defaults.
  • Changes to any configuration will result in "service network restart". This could cause network inaccessability for the host if the network configuration is incorrect.
  • Modifying or creating a slave interface after the master has been created will not change the running config.
  • There is presently no support for removing an interface.

TODO

  • Support /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/rule-<interface-name>
  • Support for IPv6.
  • Support for more than Ethernet links.
  • Testing of VLAN support (it should Just Work(TM)).

See TODO.md for more items.

Deprecation Warning

The define network::global will be replaced by a paramterized class in version 3.0.0 of this module. Please be aware that your manifests may need to change to account for the new syntax.

This:

network::global { 'default':
  # blah
}

would become this:

class { 'network::global':
  # blah
}

The define network::if::alias and network::bond::alias will be merged into network::alias in version 3.0.0 of this module. Please be aware that your manifests may need to change to account for the new syntax.

This:

network::if::alias { 'eth0:1':
  # blah
}

would become this:

network::alias { 'eth0:1':
  # blah
}

The define network::route will have parameter address renamed to ipaddress in version 3.0.0 of this module. This is for the purpose of consistency with all the other defines in the network class. Please be aware that your manifests may need to change to account for the new syntax.

This:

network::route { 'eth0':
  address => '192.168.17.0',
  # blah
}

would become this:

network::route { 'eth0':
  ipaddress => '192.168.17.0',
  # blah
}

Contributing

Please see DEVELOP.md for contribution information.

License

Please see LICENSE file.

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2011 Mike Arnold mike@razorsedge.org

razorsedge/puppet-network on GitHub

razorsedge/network on Puppet Forge

Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.