bolt-defaults.yaml options

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This page lists the configuration options that are available in the bolt-defaults.yaml configuration file, which is supported in both the system-wide and user-level configuration directories.

Options

analytics

Whether to disable analytics. Setting this option to 'false' in the system-wide or user-level configuration will disable analytics for all projects, even if this option is set to 'true' at the project level.

  • Type: Boolean

analytics: false

color

Whether to use colored output when printing messages to the console.

  • Type: Boolean

  • Default: true

color: false

compile-concurrency

The maximum number of simultaneous manifest block compiles.

  • Type: Integer

  • Default: Number of cores.

compile-concurrency: 5

concurrency

The number of threads to use when executing on remote targets.

  • Type: Integer

  • Default: 100 or 1/7 the ulimit, whichever is lower.

concurrency: 50

disable-warnings

An array of IDs of warnings to suppress. Warnings with a matching ID will not be logged by Bolt. If you are upgrading Bolt to a new major version, you should re-enable all warnings until you have finished upgrading.

  • Type: Array

disable-warnings:
- powershell_2

format

The format to use when printing results.

  • Type: String

  • Available values: human, json, rainbow

  • Default: human

format: json

inventory-config

A map of default configuration options for the inventory. This includes options for setting the default transport to use when connecting to targets, as well as options for configuring the default behavior of each transport.

  • Type: Hash

For a detailed description of each option, their default values, and any available sub-options, see Transport configuration reference.

inventory-config:
  transport: winrm
  docker:
    cleanup: false
    service-url: https://docker.example.com
  local:
    cleanup: false
    tmpdir: "/tmp/bolt"
  lxd:
    :cleanup: false
  pcp:
    job-poll-interval: 15
    job-poll-timeout: 30
  podman:
    cleanup: false
    tmpdir: "/mount/tmp"
  remote:
    run-on: proxy_target
  ssh:
    password: hunter2!
    user: bolt
  winrm:
    password: hunter2!
    user: bolt

log

A map of configuration for the logfile output. Under log, you can configure log options for console and add configuration for individual log files, such as ~/.puppetlabs/bolt/debug.log. Individual log files must be valid filepaths. If the log file does not exist, then Bolt will create it before logging information. Set the value to disable to remove a log file defined at an earlier level of the config hierarchy. By default, Bolt logs to a bolt-debug.log file in the Bolt project directory.

  • Type: Hash

append

Whether to append output to an existing log file.

  • Type: Boolean

  • Default: true

level

The type of information to log.

  • Type: String

  • Available values: trace, debug, error, info, warn, fatal, any

  • Default: warn

log:
  console:
    level: info
  "~/logs/debug.log":
    append: false
    level: debug

module-install

Options that configure where Bolt downloads modules from. This option is only used when installing modules using the bolt module add|install commands and Add|Install-BoltModule cmdlets.

  • Type: Hash

forge

A subsection that can have its own proxy setting to set an HTTP proxy for Forge operations only, and a baseurl setting to specify a different Forge host.

  • Type: Hash

proxy

The HTTP proxy to use for Git and Forge operations.

  • Type: String

module-install:
  forge:
    baseurl: https://forge.example.com
    proxy: https://my-forge-proxy.com:8080
  proxy: https://my-proxy.com:8080

plugin-cache

This feature is experimental. Enable plugin caching and set the time-to-live.

  • Type: Hash

ttl

Time in seconds to keep the plugin cache.

  • Type: Integer

plugin-cache:
  ttl: 3600

plugin-hooks

A map of plugin hooks and which plugins a hook should use. The only configurable plugin hook is puppet_library, which can use two possible plugins: puppet_agent and task.

  • Type: Hash

  • Pluggable: true

plugin-hooks:
  puppet_library:
    plugin: puppet_agent
    version: 6.15.0
    _run_as: root

plugins

A map of plugins and their configuration data, where each key is the name of a plugin and its value is a map of configuration data. Configurable options are specified by the plugin. Read more about configuring plugins in Using plugins.

  • Type: Hash

plugins:
  pkcs7:
    keysize: 1024

puppetdb

A map containing options for configuring the Bolt PuppetDB client.

  • Type: Hash

  • Pluggable: true

cacert

The path to the ca certificate for PuppetDB.

  • Type: String

  • Pluggable: true

cert

The path to the client certificate file to use for authentication.

  • Type: String

  • Pluggable: true

connect_timeout

How long to wait in seconds when establishing connections with PuppetDB.

  • Type: Integer

  • Default: 60

  • Pluggable: true

key

The private key for the certificate.

  • Type: String

  • Pluggable: true

read_timeout

How long to wait in seconds for a response from PuppetDB.

  • Type: Integer

  • Default: 60

  • Pluggable: true

server_urls

An array containing the PuppetDB host to connect to. Include the protocol https and the port, which is usually 8081. For example, https://my-puppetdb-server.com:8081.

  • Type: Array

  • Pluggable: true

token

The path to the PE RBAC Token.

  • Type: String

  • Pluggable: true

puppetdb:
  cacert: "/etc/puppetlabs/puppet/ssl/certs/ca.pem"
  cert: "/etc/puppetlabs/puppet/ssl/certs/my-host.example.com.pem"
  connect_timeout: 120
  key: "/etc/puppetlabs/puppet/ssl/private_keys/my-host.example.com.pem"
  read_timeout: 120
  server_urls:
  - https://puppet.example.com:8081
  token: "~/.puppetlabs/token"

save-rerun

Whether to update .rerun.json in the Bolt project directory. If your target names include passwords, set this value to false to avoid writing passwords to disk.

  • Type: Boolean

  • Default: true

save-rerun: false

spinner

Whether to print a spinner to the console for long-running Bolt operations.

  • Type: Boolean

  • Default: true

spinner: false

stream

Whether to stream output from scripts and commands to the console. This option is experimental.

  • Type: Boolean

  • Default: false

stream: true

Example file

# bolt-defaults.yaml
analytics: false
color: false
compile-concurrency: 5
concurrency: 50
disable-warnings:
- powershell_2
format: json
inventory-config:
  transport: winrm
  docker:
    cleanup: false
    service-url: https://docker.example.com
  local:
    cleanup: false
    tmpdir: "/tmp/bolt"
  lxd:
    :cleanup: false
  pcp:
    job-poll-interval: 15
    job-poll-timeout: 30
  podman:
    cleanup: false
    tmpdir: "/mount/tmp"
  remote:
    run-on: proxy_target
  ssh:
    password: hunter2!
    user: bolt
  winrm:
    password: hunter2!
    user: bolt
log:
  console:
    level: info
  "~/logs/debug.log":
    append: false
    level: debug
module-install:
  forge:
    baseurl: https://forge.example.com
    proxy: https://my-forge-proxy.com:8080
  proxy: https://my-proxy.com:8080
plugin-cache:
  ttl: 3600
plugin-hooks:
  puppet_library:
    plugin: puppet_agent
    version: 6.15.0
    _run_as: root
plugins:
  pkcs7:
    keysize: 1024
puppetdb:
  cacert: "/etc/puppetlabs/puppet/ssl/certs/ca.pem"
  cert: "/etc/puppetlabs/puppet/ssl/certs/my-host.example.com.pem"
  connect_timeout: 120
  key: "/etc/puppetlabs/puppet/ssl/private_keys/my-host.example.com.pem"
  read_timeout: 120
  server_urls:
  - https://puppet.example.com:8081
  token: "~/.puppetlabs/token"
save-rerun: false
spinner: false
stream: true
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