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Puppet Upstart module


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Version information

  • 0.0.4 (latest)
  • 0.0.3
released Apr 15th 2018
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >=3.2.0 <=5.5.0

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  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'spantree-upstart', '0.0.4'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add spantree-upstart
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install spantree-upstart --version 0.0.4

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spantree/upstart — version 0.0.4 Apr 15th 2018



This module manages Upstart job configurations and the resulting services. It includes support for enabling Upstart's per-user jobs.



Include the base class first:

include 'upstart'

Or pass in the user_jobs parameter to manage per-user jobs:

class { 'upstart':
    user_jobs => true,

Create a basic upstart service:

include 'upstart'

upstart::job { 'test_service':
    description    => 'This is an example upstart service',
    version        => '3626f2',
    respawn        => true,
    respawn_limit  => '5 10',
    user           => 'app-user',
    group          => 'app-user',
    chdir          => '/path/to/app',
    exec           => '',

Create a nodejs-based upstart service with a custom script block using puppetlab's nodejs module:

include 'upstart'
include 'nodejs'

upstart::job { 'nodejs':
    description => 'NodeJS Application Server',
    respawn     => true,
    script      => '
APP_PORT=8881 \
APP_MONGO=mongo1.domain.local \
exec start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --chuid nodejs \
    --chdir /home/nodejs/app/ \
    --pidfile /home/nodejs/app/ \
    --exec node /home/nodejs/app/main.js
    require     => Class[ 'nodejs' ],