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Dynamic hiera hierarchies

February 24th, 2014

You may have read about dynamic environments and be enjoying them already. You can also tune hiera to look in dynamic locations so it’s easy to setup isolated environments in terms of modules and data. One small issue I noticed was that there was still only a single hierarchy despite the multiple environments.

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Composition in Puppet

January 22nd, 2014

Like anything, there’s a million ways to skin the Puppet cat. I’ve been moving all my RDL code over to Hiera through the magic of hiera_include and my own little addition hiera_declare_types. Things were going great until I realized the single inheritance model is limited in nature. Not only that, but some fellow Puppet folks who are more experienced than I pointed me to the concept of Roles and Profiles in Puppet. I was stumped for a bit, but now I’ve found my way through the maze and want to share my findings.
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