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Factcache caches facter facts locally for 3rd party offline integration in both YAML and JSON.


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Version information

  • 0.1.1 (latest)
  • 0.1.0
released Jun 7th 2016
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise >=3.2.0 < 2016.0.0
  • Puppet >= 3.0.0
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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'bryana-factcache', '0.1.1'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add bryana-factcache
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install bryana-factcache --version 0.1.1

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bryana/factcache — version 0.1.1 Jun 7th 2016

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with factcache
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.


Factcache caches facter facts locally for 3rd party offline integration in both YAML and/or JSON format. Cron jobs are setup to keep local cache in sync.


What factcache affects

  • Cron jobs are setup, 1 job per file type.
  • /var/cache/facts is created to store cache files.
  • facts.yaml - Default YAML file name.
  • facts.json - Default JSON file name.
  • YAML or JSON cron jobs can be disabled if you only want type.

Setup Requirements

This module requires puppetlabs-stdlib.


To cache facts in both YAML and JSON format:

class { 'factcache': }

To cache facts in YAML only:

class { 'factcache': 
  json => false,
  yaml => true, # implied

To cache facts in JSON only:

class { 'factcache': 
  json => true, # implied
  yaml => false,


List of classes, types, providers, facts, etc contained in this module.

  • factcache::json - Boolean. To cache in JSON or not. Default: true.
  • factcache::yaml - Boolean. To cache in YAML or not. Default: true.
  • factcache::file_json - JSON file name. Default: facts.json.
  • factcache::file_yaml - YAML file name. Default: facts.yaml.
  • factcache::minute - Array, minutes to run the cron job(s). Default: [00,59].
  • factcache::params::mode - File mode, default: 0664.
  • factcache::params::owner - File owner, default: root.
  • factcache::params::group - File group , default: root.


Unix family OS support only right now but it could be adapted for Windows.