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Module for managing and configuring lumberjack


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Version information

  • 0.0.3 (latest)
released Sep 10th 2013

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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'DanielRedOak-lumberjack', '0.0.3'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add DanielRedOak-lumberjack
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install DanielRedOak-lumberjack --version 0.0.3

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DanielRedOak/lumberjack — version 0.0.3 Sep 10th 2013


A puppet module for managing and configuring lumberjack

This module is based upon and

This updated module is in the beta stage and although it is tested, not all scenarios may be covered.


Installation, make sure service is running and will be started at boot time:

 class { 'lumberjack': 
   cpuprofile       => '/path/to/write/cpu/profile/to/file',
   idle_flush_time  => '5',
   log_to_syslog    => false,
   spool_size       => '1024',
   servers          => ['listof.hosts:12345', ''],
   ssl_ca           => '/path/to/ssl/root/certificate',


 class { 'lumberjack':
   ensure => 'absent',

Install everything but disable service(s) afterwards:

 class { 'lumberjack':
   status => 'disabled',

To configure file inputs:

lumberjack::file { 'localhost-syslog':
    paths    => ['/var/log/messages','/var/log/secure','/var/log/*.log/'],
    fields   => { 'type' : 'syslog' }, 


Default parameters have been set in the params.pp class file. Options include config file and directory, package name, install dir (used by the service(s), amoung others.