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Configures journald on el7


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Version information

  • 0.6.0 (latest)
  • 0.5.0
  • 0.4.0
  • 0.3.0
  • 0.2.1
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.7
  • 0.1.6
released Oct 24th 2017
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  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'cristifalcas-journald', '0.6.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add cristifalcas-journald
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install cristifalcas-journald --version 0.6.0

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Tags: journald


cristifalcas/journald — version 0.6.0 Oct 24th 2017


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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with journald
  3. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  4. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


systemd-journald is a system service that collects and stores logging data. It creates and maintains structured, indexed journals based on logging information that is received from a variety of sources:

  • Kernel log messages, via kmsg
  • Simple system log messages, via the libc syslog(3) call
  • Structured system log messages via the native Journal API, see sd_journal_print(4)
  • Standard output and standard error of system services
  • Audit records, via the audit subsystem


Beginning with journald

include journald


class {'journald': options => {
    'Compress'          => 'yes',
    'ForwardToSyslog'   => 'yes',
    'ForwardToKMsg'     => 'yes',
    'ForwardToConsole'  => 'no',
    'TTYPath'           => '/dev/console',


This module is only appicable on EL7 machines


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  • Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution
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