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Module for managing and configuring graphite


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Version information

  • 0.0.1 (latest)
released Jan 19th 2013

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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'ispavailability-graphite', '0.0.1'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add ispavailability-graphite
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install ispavailability-graphite --version 0.0.1

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ispavailability/graphite — version 0.0.1 Jan 19th 2013


A puppet module for managing and configuring graphite

This module is puppet 3 tested


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

 class { 'graphite': }


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

Install everything but disable service(s) afterwards:

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


Carbon is 1 of the applications for graphite. You can activate the 3 separate services individually depending on requirments.

Common config variables:

 carbon_config_file => "puppet:///modules/${module_name}/path/to/your/carbon.conf"


 carbon_cache_enable => true


 carbon_relay_enable => true


 carbon_aggregator_enable => true

storage definitions

For defining the storage methods a define is in place:

 graphite::carbon::cache::storage { 'default_1min_for_1day':
   pattern    => '.*'
   retentions => '60s:1d'

An other of sequence can be given with the order => directive.


For the graphite-web there are 2 variables:

 web_dashboard_config_file => "puppet:///modules/${module_name}/path/to/your/dashboard.conf"
 web_local_settings_file   => "puppet:///modules/${module_name}/path/to/your/"


Whisper is the storage for all the data. This one has no special configuration.


Certain assumptions have been made with this module:

  1. carbon, graphite-web & whisper are available through a repository.
  2. when no config files are specified, the default ones are used.
  3. All 3 applications are standard installed.
  4. For the 3 processes from carbon; unless activated they are not running.