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puppet-instrumentation_listener - Manage instrumentation listeners. DEPRECATED.


puppet instrumentation_listener action [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH]


This subcommand enables/disables or list instrumentation listeners. (DEPRECATED) This subcommand will be removed in Puppet 4.0.


Note that any setting that's valid in the configuration file is also a valid long argument, although it may or may not be relevant to the present action. For example, server and run_mode are valid settings, so you can specify --server <servername>, or --run_mode <runmode> as an argument.

See the configuration file documentation at for the full list of acceptable parameters. A commented list of all configuration options can also be generated by running puppet with --genconfig.

--render-as FORMAT
The format in which to render output. The most common formats are json, s (string), yaml, and console, but other options such as dot are sometimes available.
Whether to log verbosely.
Whether to log debug information.
--extra HASH
A terminus can take additional arguments to refine the operation, which are passed as an arbitrary hash to the back-end. Anything passed as the extra value is just send direct to the back-end.
--terminus TERMINUS

Indirector faces expose indirected subsystems of Puppet. These subsystems are each able to retrieve and alter a specific type of data (with the familiar actions of find, search, save, and destroy) from an arbitrary number of pluggable backends. In Puppet parlance, these backends are called terminuses.

Almost all indirected subsystems have a rest terminus that interacts with the puppet master's data. Most of them have additional terminuses for various local data models, which are in turn used by the indirected subsystem on the puppet master whenever it receives a remote request.

The terminus for an action is often determined by context, but occasionally needs to be set explicitly. See the "Notes" section of this face's manpage for more details.


destroy - Invalid for this subcommand.


puppet instrumentation_listener destroy [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] key


Invalid for this subcommand.

disable - Disable a given instrumentation listener.


puppet instrumentation_listener disable [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] listener


Disable a given instrumentation listener. After being disabled the listener will stop receiving instrumentation notifications from the probes.



enable - Enable a given instrumentation listener.


puppet instrumentation_listener enable [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] listener


Enable a given instrumentation listener. After being enabled the listener will start receiving instrumentation notifications from the probes if those are enabled.



find - Retrieve a single listener.


puppet instrumentation_listener find [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] key


Retrieve a single listener.


The status of an instrumentation listener

info - Print the default terminus class for this face.


puppet instrumentation_listener info [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH]


Prints the default terminus class for this subcommand. Note that different run modes may have different default termini; when in doubt, specify the run mode with the '--run_mode' option.

save - API only: modify an instrumentation listener status.


puppet instrumentation_listener save [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] listener


API only: create or overwrite an object. As the Faces framework does not currently accept data from STDIN, save actions cannot currently be invoked from the command line.

search - Retrieve all instrumentation listeners statuses.


puppet instrumentation_listener search [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] dummy_text


Retrieve all instrumentation listeners statuses.


The statuses of all instrumentation listeners


Although this action always returns all instrumentation listeners, it requires a dummy search key; this is a known bug.



Disable the "performance" listener in the running master:

$ puppet instrumentation_listener disable performance --terminus rest


Enable the "performance" listener in the running master:

$ puppet instrumentation_listener enable performance --terminus rest


Retrieve a given listener:

$ puppet instrumentation_listener find performance --terminus rest


Retrieve the state of the listeners running in the remote puppet master:

$ puppet instrumentation_listener search x --terminus rest


This subcommand is an indirector face, which exposes find, search, save, and destroy actions for an indirected subsystem of Puppet. Valid termini for this face include:

  • local
  • rest

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