Hiera documentation

Hiera is a key/value lookup tool for configuration data. Hiera makes Puppet better by keeping site-specific data out of your manifests. Puppet classes can request whatever data they need, and your Hiera data will act like a site-wide config file.

Current versions

  • Hiera 3.0 is included with open source Puppet versions 4.2 and up.
  • Hiera 1.0 is compatible with Puppet 3.x and is included in Puppet Enterprise 3.x.

Older versions

  • Hiera 2.0 is included with open source Puppet versions 4.0 through 4.1.

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