In the earlier chapters, we explored various facts and functions that Puppet provides out-of-the-box. You may recall that, in Chapter 3, My First Puppet Module, we created a variable called
$fact_list (line 3 in the
webapp class), and we used it to store values of facts
$::uptime. These two facts are built into Puppet. Once we declared the
$fact_list variable, we created a
file resource with the
content attribute that used the
template function (line 7 in the
webapp class) to populate the content of the file. The
template function is a commonly used function that comes bundled with Puppet.
When you start using Puppet on a regular basis, you soon realize that the built-in facts and functions may ...