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Version information

  • 1.0.3 (latest)
  • 1.0.2
  • 1.0.0
released Sep 23rd 2021
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
  • Puppet >= 6.1.0 < 7.0.0
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  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'kogitoapp-chronograf', '1.0.3'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add kogitoapp-chronograf
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install kogitoapp-chronograf --version 1.0.3

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kogitoapp/chronograf — version 1.0.3 Sep 23rd 2021

Puppet module to manage Chronograf

Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with chronograf
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  5. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


Installs, configures and manages Chronograf, the monitoring and visualization UI of the Tick stack.


What chronograf affects

Default configuration

  • manages GPG key, repository (default: manage_repo = true )

    • default: repo_location = and repo_type = 'stable'
  • manages package

  • manages directories and configuration files (referring to templates)

    • Debian: /lib/systemd/system/chronograf.service

    • CentOS: /etc/systemd/system/chronograf.service

    • /etc/default/chronograf

  • starts service "chronograf" immediately (default: manage_service = true)

  • set up connection to influx and kapacitor upon request, also based on templates

    • /usr/share/chronograf/resources/

Setup Requirements

For an extensive list of requirements, see metadata.json.

Beginning with chronograf

The module comes along with several configuration files (see templates). Change configuration settings in according hiera level or via hash.

  • service-defaults.erb

    • following keys are supported to be added in single line mode
      • host = ''
      • port = 8888
      • tls_certificate
      • token_secret
      • log_level ['error','warn','info','debug']
      • public_url
      • generic_client_id
      • generic_client_secret
      • generic_auth_url
      • generic_token_url
      • use_id_token ['true','false']
      • jwks_url
      • generic_api_url
      • generic_api_key
      • generic_scopes
      • generic_domains
      • generic_name
      • google_client_id
      • google_client_secret
      • google_domains
  • systemd.service.erb

  • With two defines setup the connection to influx and kapacitor.

Please refer to Chronograf documentation for the defaults used.


In combination with other influxdata module

  • when one of the other influxdata modules already handles GPG keys and repository
class { 'chronograf':
  manage_repo => false,
  • when chronograf shall handle GPG keys and repository
class { 'chronograf':
  manage_repo => true,


class { 'chronograf':
  manage_repo     => true,
  host            => '',
  tls_certificate => 'cert-bar',
  log_level       => 'info',
  use_id_token    => 'false',

chronograf::connection::influx { 'MyInfluxDB':
  ensure               => 'present',
  id                   => '10000',
  username             => 'telegraf',
  password             => 'metricsmetricsmetrics',
  url                  => 'http://localhost:8086',
  type                 => 'influx',
  insecure_skip_verify => false,
  default              => true,
  telegraf             => 'telegraf',
  organization         => 'example_org',

chronograf::connection::kapacitor { 'MyKapacitor':
  ensure       => 'present',
  id           => '10010',
  src_id       => '10010',
  url          => 'http://localhost:9092',
  active       => true,
  organization => 'example_org',


Please see document


For an extensive list of supported operating systems, see metadata.json.

Release Notes/Contributors/Etc.