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Version information

  • 6.7.0 (latest)
  • 6.6.0
  • 6.4.2
  • 6.4.1
  • 6.3.2
  • 6.3.0
  • 6.2.1
  • 6.2.0
  • 6.1.0
  • 6.0.4
  • 6.0.3
  • 6.0.2
  • 6.0.1
  • 4.1.3
  • 4.1.1
released Dec 4th 2023
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.5.x, 2023.4.x, 2023.3.x, 2023.2.x, 2023.1.x, 2023.0.x, 2021.7.x, 2021.6.x, 2021.5.x, 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x
  • Puppet >= 7.0.0 < 9.0.0
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Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'simp-network', '6.7.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add simp-network
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install simp-network --version 6.7.0

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simp/network — version 6.7.0 Dec 4th 2023

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This module assists users in managing network interfaces on their system.

See for API documentation.

This is a SIMP module

This module is a component of the System Integrity Management Platform

If you find any issues, please submit them via JIRA.

Please read our [Contribution Guide] (

Module Description

This module targets the configuration of network interfaces on supported operating systems.


What simp-network affects

This module affects the creation and management of various types of network devices on RHEL-compatible operating systems.


Basic Usage

Set global networking parameters

include network::global

Manage a network interface

network::eth { 'eth0':
  macaddr => $facts['macaddress_eth0']

Set up a bridge bound to an interface

network::eth { 'eth0':
  bridge  => 'br0',
  macaddr => $facts['macaddress_eth0']

network::eth { 'br0':
  net_type  => 'Bridge',
  onboot    => true,
  macaddr   => $facts['macaddress_eth0'],
  ipaddr    => pick($facts['ipaddress_eth0'], $facts['ipaddress_br0']),
  gateway   => $facts['defaultgateway'],
  broadcase => $facts['netmask_eth0'],
  require   => Network::Eth['eth0']


This module is designed to work only with RHEL-compatible operating systems.


Please read our [Contribution Guide] (

Unit tests

Unit tests, written in rspec-puppet can be run by calling:

bundle exec rake spec

Acceptance tests

To run the system tests, you need Vagrant installed. Then, run:

bundle exec rake beaker:suites

Some environment variables may be useful:

  • BEAKER_debug: show the commands being run on the STU and their output.
  • BEAKER_destroy=no: prevent the machine destruction after the tests finish so you can inspect the state.
  • BEAKER_provision=no: prevent the machine from being recreated. This can save a lot of time while you're writing the tests.
  • BEAKER_use_fixtures_dir_for_modules=yes: cause all module dependencies to be loaded from the spec/fixtures/modules directory, based on the contents of .fixtures.yml. The contents of this directory are usually populated by bundle exec rake spec_prep. This can be used to run acceptance tests to run on isolated networks.