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[just.few.tuts] Puppet ~ Beginner’s Concept Guide (Part 4) Where Is My Data?

Posted in Blogroll, tutorial with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2013 by abhishekkr [26/July/2013]

beginners concept guide (Part 4)

Where is my Data?

When I started my Puppet-ry, the examples I used to see had all configuration data buried inside the DSL code of manifests, people were trying to use inheritance to push down data. Then got to see a design pattern in puppet manifests keeping out separate parameters manifest for configuration variables. Then came along the External Data lookup via CSV files as a Puppet function. Then with enhancements in puppet and other modules came along more.

Below are few usable to fine ways utilizing separate data sources within your manifests,

Here, we will see usage styles of data for Puppet Manifests, Extlookup CSV, Hiera, Plug-in Facts and PuppetDB.


It is the very basic way of separating out data from your functionality code, and the preferred way for in-future growing value-set type of data. It will keep it separate from the code since start.


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[hackers-mag] Snoop internal data, Info is already breaking out

Posted in AbhishekKr, Blogroll, security with tags , , , , , , , on July 3, 2012 by abhishekkr [1/May/2012]

One day when I was creating a pastie for some DevOps related discussion, and filtering out the organization related data….. it just occurred to what all internal information just gets added with the long logs getting pasted online for help.

someone pasted this on 20-Mar-2012 at

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  1. [root@fennel ~]# telnet puppet 8140
  2. Trying…
  3. telnet: connect to address No route to host
  4. telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: No route to host
  5. [root@fennel ~]# ping puppet
  6. PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
  7. 64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.872 ms
says nothing much except probably ‘‘ uses Puppet with PuppetMaster with 192.
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[tekwalk] is ‘Splunk’ eating up your disk space

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 28, 2011 by abhishekkr [28-December-2011]

you can keep a check over that by lowering down its upper-limit over database indices size from several 100s 0f 1000s MBs ((default maxTotalDataSizeMB per index is 500Gigabytes)) to the desired/affordable Size in MBs.

File: /var/ebs/splunk/etc/system/local/indexes.conf

maxTotalDataSizeMB = 3000

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