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Manage system time zone


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Version information

  • 2.0.0 (latest)
  • 1.2.1
  • 1.2.0
  • 1.1.1
  • 1.0.1
released Feb 13th 2019
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x
  • Puppet >= 5.5.10 < 7.0.0
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Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'ghoneycutt-timezone', '2.0.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add ghoneycutt-timezone
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install ghoneycutt-timezone --version 2.0.0

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.



ghoneycutt/timezone — version 2.0.0 Feb 13th 2019


Table of Contents

  1. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with timezone
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  5. Development - Guide for contributing to the module

Module description

This module manages the timezone.


What timezone affects

It symlinks /etc/localtime to the appropriate timezone under /usr/share/zoneinfo/. On EL6 it manages /etc/sysconfig/clock. On Debian and Ubuntu it manages /etc/timezone.

Setup requirements

This module has no dependencies outside of stdlib.

Beginning with timezone

Include the timezone class to set your timezone to 'UTC'.

include timezone


To set the timezone to something other than the default of 'UTC'.

Example using a manifest

class { 'timezone':
  timezone => 'Europe/Berlin',

Example using Hiera

timezone::timezone: 'Europe/Berlin'

If using EL6

You can specify if the hardware clock is set to UTC.

Example using a manifest

class { 'timezone':
  hwclock_utc => true,

Example using Hiera

timezone::hwclock_utc: true


This module has been tested to work on the following platforms with the latest releases of Puppet v5 and v6 with the ruby versions associated with those platforms. See .travis.yml for an exact matrix.

  • EL 6
  • EL 7
  • Debian 8
  • Debian 9
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


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