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Version information

  • 7.5.0 (latest)
  • 7.3.0
  • 7.2.0
  • 7.1.2
  • 7.1.1
  • 7.1.0
  • 7.0.1
  • 7.0.0
  • 6.0.3
  • 6.0.2
  • 6.0.1
  • 4.1.1
  • 4.1.0
released Oct 12th 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
  • , , , ,

Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'simp-vnc', '7.5.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

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

puppet module install simp-vnc --version 7.5.0

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.

Tags: vnc, simp


simp/vnc — version 7.5.0 Oct 12th 2023

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This is a SIMP module

This module is a component of the System Integrity Management Platform a compliance-management framework built on Puppet.

If you find any issues, they can be submitted to our JIRA.

Module Description

This module installs the tigervnc client and server, and can create VNC Server Sessions


What simp vnc affects

Packages managed by simp/vnc:

  • tigervnc

Ports used by default for VNC Server:

  • 5901 (1024x768)
  • 5902 (800x600)
  • 5903 (1280x1024)

Beginning with VNC

Client Installation

To install the tigervnc client, just include vnc::client

Server Installation

To create a basic VNC server with default ports, include vnc::server

NOTE: You MUST set the following in Hiera to enable XDMCP. VNC will not work without it.

    Enable: true


I want to create another VNC Connection

# Screensaver timeout in minutes
vnc::server::create {'myconn':
  port => '65000',
  geometry => '1920x1080',
  depth => '32',
  screensaver_timeout => '30',


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