strict_variables and the RazorsEdge Puppet Modules

Over the past month I have been adding much needed support for running Puppet with strict_variables = true to all of the RazorsEdge Puppet modules. Thanks to coreone, I finally had a solution that did not require tearing out the legacy global variable support. As much as I think that continued inclusion of global variable support has become painful, I am still committed to keeping it around.

I also managed to get the Rspec testing Ruby gem dependencies configured such that things can still be tested on Ruby 1.8.7, 1.9.3, and 2.x as well as Puppet 2.7, 3.x, and 4.x. Travis-CI is also testing Ruby 2.4 and Puppet 5.x for all of the modules. As of now, only two modules are not passing the Puppet 5 Rspec tests and I hope to get those sorted soon.

https://forge.puppetlabs.com/razorsedge/certmaster
https://forge.puppetlabs.com/razorsedge/cloudera
https://forge.puppetlabs.com/razorsedge/func
https://forge.puppetlabs.com/razorsedge/hp_mcp
https://forge.puppetlabs.com/razorsedge/hp_spp
https://forge.puppetlabs.com/razorsedge/lsb
https://forge.puppetlabs.com/razorsedge/network
https://forge.puppetlabs.com/razorsedge/openlldp
https://forge.puppetlabs.com/razorsedge/openvmtools
https://forge.puppetlabs.com/razorsedge/razorsedge
https://forge.puppetlabs.com/razorsedge/snmp
https://forge.puppetlabs.com/razorsedge/tor
https://forge.puppetlabs.com/razorsedge/vmwaretools

Let me know if you have any feedback!

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puppet openvmtools module 0.2.0

I have released a new Puppet module to manages the installation and configuration of the Open Virtual Machine Tools for VMware guests to the Puppet Forge.  From VMware’s documentation:

open-vm-tools is the open source implementation of VMware Tools and consists of a suite of virtualization utilities that improves the functionality, administration, and management of virtual machines within a VMware environment. The primary purpose for open-vm-tools is to enable operating system vendors and/or communities and virtual appliance vendors to bundle VMware Tools into their product releases.

This module complements my razorsedge/vmwaretools module that installs the Operating System Specific Packages of VMware Tools.  I finally decided to create this module now that VMware has announced that they recommend using open-vm-tools that are redistributed by operating system vendors.

open-vm-tools is available with these operating systems and is supported by this module:

  • Debian 7.x and later releases
  • Recent Ubuntu releases (12.04 LTS, 13.10 and later)
  • openSUSE 11.x and later releases
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 and later releases
  • Fedora 19 and later releases
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 and later releases
  • CentOS 7
  • Oracle Linux 7

https://forge.puppetlabs.com/razorsedge/openvmtools
https://github.com/razorsedge/puppet-openvmtools

Let me know if you have any feedback!