This version is compatible with:
- Puppet Enterprise 2021.6.x, 2021.5.x, 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x, 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x
- Puppet >= 6.0.0 < 8.0.0
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- [Table of Contents](#Table-of-Contents)
This module provides the facter_task task.
This task allows you to discover facts about remote machines in your infrastructure.
This module is compatible with Puppet Enterprise and Puppet Bolt.
To run tasks with Puppet Enterprise, PE 2018.1 or later must be installed on the machine from which you are running task commands. Machines receiving task requests must be Puppet agents.
To run tasks with Puppet Bolt, Bolt 1.0 or later must be installed on the machine from which you are running task commands. Machines receiving task requests must have SSH or WinRM services enabled.
To view the available actions and parameters, on the command line, run
puppet task show facter_task or see the facter_task module page on the Forge.
For a complete list of facts that are supported, see the Puppet core facts documentation.
To show help for the task CLI, run
puppet task run --help or
bolt task run --help
To run a facter_task task, use the task command, specifying the fact you want to retrieve.
- With PE on the command line, run
puppet task run facter_task fact=<FACT>.
- With Bolt on the command line, run
bolt task run facter_task fact=<FACT>.
For example, to check the operating system family on a machine, run:
- With PE, run
puppet task run facter_task fact=osfamily --nodes neptune
- With Bolt, run
bolt task run facter_task fact=osfamily --nodes neptune --modulepath ~/modules
You can also run tasks in the PE console. See PE task documentation for complete information.
For information on the classes and types, see the REFERENCE.md.
To run acceptance tests against Windows machines locally, ensure that the
BEAKER_password environment variable has been set to the password of the Administrator user of the target machine.
For an extensive list of supported operating systems, see metadata.json
If you run into an issue with this module, or if you would like to request a feature, please file a ticket. Every Monday the Puppet IA Content Team has office hours in the Puppet Community Slack, alternating between an EMEA friendly time (1300 UTC) and an Americas friendly time (0900 Pacific, 1700 UTC).
If you have problems getting this module up and running, please contact Support.
If you submit a change to this module, be sure to regenerate the reference documentation as follows:
puppet strings generate --format markdown --out REFERENCE.md
init: Inspect the value of system facts
Inspect the value of system facts
Supports noop? false
The name of the fact to retrieve
What are tasks?
Modules can contain tasks that take action outside of a desired state managed by Puppet. It’s perfect for troubleshooting or deploying one-off changes, distributing scripts to run across your infrastructure, or automating changes that need to happen in a particular order as part of an application deployment.
Tasks in this module release
- pdksync - (FM-8922) - Add Support for Windows 2022 #184 (david22swan)
- pdksync - (IAC-1753) - Add Support for AlmaLinux 8 #179 (david22swan)
- pdksync - (IAC-1751) - Add Support for Rocky 8 #178 (david22swan)
- pdksync - (GH-iac-334) Remove Support for Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 #187 (david22swan)
- pdksync - (IAC-1787) Remove Support for CentOS 6 #182 (david22swan)
- pdksync - (IAC-1598) - Remove Support for Debian 8 #177 (david22swan)
- pdksync - (IAC-1720) - Add Support for Ubuntu 20.04 #175 (david22swan)
- pdksync - (IAC-1709) - Add Support for Debian 11 #173 (david22swan)
- pdksync - (IAC-1719) - Add Support for Debian 10 #172 (david22swan)
- pdksync - (MAINT) Remove RHEL 5 family support #154 (sanfrancrisko)
- pdksync - Remove Puppet 5 from testing and bump minimal version to 6.0.0 #151 (carabasdaniel)
- (MODULES-10833) Add support for puppet facts show #134 (BogdanIrimie)
- pdksync - (IAC-973) - Update travis/appveyor to run on new default branch main #127 (david22swan)
- (MODULES-10602) workaround for "765: unexpected token at ''" error #135 (carabasdaniel)
- (IAC-986) - Removal of inappropriate terminology #132 (david22swan)
- pdksync - "MODULES-10242 Add ubuntu14 support back to the modules" #101 (sheenaajay)
- (FM-8688) - Addition of support for CentOS 8 #97 (david22swan)
- FM-8218 Port Module facter_task to Litmus #79 (sheenaajay)
- (FM-8153) Add Windows Server 2019 support #73 (eimlav)
- (FM-8040) Add RedHat 8 support #72 (eimlav)
- FM-7944 - stringify facter_task #71 (lionce)
- pdksync - (FM-7392) - Puppet 6 Testing Changes #49 (pmcmaw)
- pdksync - (MODULES-6805) metadata.json shows support for puppet 6 #48 (tphoney)
- (FM-7268) - Addition of support for ubuntu 18.04 #41 (david22swan)
Patch release for Windows path resolution on 32-bit
- The way in which facter_task builds the path to the Windows facter executable on 32-bit Windows (MODULES-7419)
- Provides a clearer error message when running tasks fails.
This breaking release changes the return format to always be structured json instead of unformatted strings. It also allows fetching all facts.
- Make the format always return json instead of strings.
- Fetch all facts if no fact to fetch is provided.
Patch release for Windows path resolution.
- The way in which facter_task builds the path to the Windows facter executable (MODULES-5738)
Conversion of the module using PDK 1.4.1
- The module has been converted using the PDK version 1.4.1, alongside the addition of some relevant Rubocop fixes.
Security release for CVE-2018-6508
- init task vulnerability to arbitrary remote code execution
- issue with Facter path (FM-6472)
- Readme updates.
- noop metadata
- Retrieve custom facts.
- Fixed locales project name.
This is the initial release of the facter task.
- Allows the retrieval of a fact from a node.
* This Changelog was automatically generated by github_changelog_generator
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