2.2. SIMP Community Edition (CE) 6.4.0-0

This release is known to work with:

  • CentOS 6.10 x86_64
  • CentOS 7.0 1810 x86_64
  • OEL 6.10 x86_64
  • OEL 7.6 x86_64
  • RHEL 6.10 x86_64
  • RHEL 7.6 x86_64


Local modules installed in the modules directory can get deleted during upgrade. Make sure you read the upgrade instructions carefully.

2.2.1. Breaking Changes

  • Puppet 4 is no longer supported.

2.2.2. Significant Updates

The most significant change with SIMP 6.4.0 is a redesign of the packaging of SIMP RPMs, in order to support management of one or more Puppet environments.

The change allows SIMP users to easily use r10K or Code Manager to maintain these environments, even when their systems are on isolated networks.

Multiple environments are key to implementing standard DevOps work flows such as DTAP (Development > Testing > Acceptance > Production).

At the root of this change are the following major features:

  • Puppet modules installed via SIMP-packaged RPMs are now imported into local, SIMP-managed Git repositories at /usr/share/simp/git/puppet_modules, in addition to being installed in /usr/share/simp/modules.
  • No SIMP component RPM install/upgrade/erase operation will modify an active Puppet environment or SIMP secondary environment, /var/simp/environments/simp.
  • SIMP’s CLI provides commands that help users create and maintain one or more SIMP Omni-Environments, each of which is comprised of the following:
  • The simp-environment-skeleton and simp-rsync-skeleton packages install a SIMP Omni-Environment skeleton at /usr/share/simp/environment-skeleton.
  • Unless a production SIMP Omni-Environment already exists, simp config will create a production SIMP Omni-Environment from SIMP’s skeleton and local Git repositories. Module RPM Installation

In SIMP 6 versions <= 6.3.3, when a SIMP Puppet module RPM was installed, its contents could also be automatically copied into the simp Puppet environment, the standard active Puppet environment for a SIMP server. This copy was affected by the simp_rpm_helper script of the simp-adapter.

In SIMP 6.4.0, the simp_rpm_helper’s behavior has been redesigned as shown in the following figure:


In lieu of the auto-updating /etc/puppetlabs/code/environments/simp, the simp_rpm_helper now creates and maintains local Git repositories for Puppet modules installed via SIMP-packaged RPMs. This change allows SIMP users on isolated networks to manage one or more Puppet environments easily, using r10K or Code Manager. The use of r10K/Code Manager, in turn, provides Puppet module installation that aligns with current Puppet best practices. Other SIMP Asset RPM Installation

The packaging of key non-module SIMP assets (previously named simp-environment and simp-rsync) has been redesigned to no longer modify directories actively being used by deployed Puppet environments. This change has several benefits:

  • Asset RPM installs/upgrades/erases have no unintended consequences on active Puppet environments. These operations are completely safe! Previously, RPM erase operations could remove files or rename them (add ‘.rpmsave’ suffixes), even when they were actively being used by the ‘simp’ Puppet environment.
  • Sample files will always be available. Previously, for any asset file that was locally modified, changes to that file during RPM upgrade were hidden. The user had to manually extract files from the RPM to view the changes.

In addition, the naming and dependency tree of these assets have been reworked:

  • The simp-environment package has been split into simp-environment-skeleton and simp-selinux-policy packages.
  • The simp-rsync package has been deprecated. Its replacement is named simp-rsync-skeleton.
  • The asset RPMs no longer require specific versions of puppet-agent and puppetserver RPMs. Users now have more flexibility in the versions of Puppet artifacts they can use in their infrastructure. SIMP CLI Enhancements

New commands have been added to the SIMP CLI in order to support Git-based module deploy.

  • simp puppetfile generate has been added to generate two different flavors of a SIMP-specific Puppetfile.
  • simp environment new and simp environment fix have been added to help users manage the SIMP omni environment.

In addition, simp config has been updated to allow users to opt-out of SIMP-provided LDAP capabilities. Puppet 3 API Function Deprecations

In preparation for full Puppet 6 support, all SIMP-provided Puppet 3 API functions are officially deprecated and will be removed in the next SIMP release. The affected functions and their replacements, as appropriate, are listed in sub-sections below.

In addition, SIMP deprecation warnings have been enabled by default. To disable SIMP deprecation warnings set environment variable SIMP_NOLOG_DEPRECATIONS=true on the Puppet server. simp-compliance_markup Deprecated Functions

Puppet 3 API Function Replacement Replacement Source
compliance_map compliance_markup::compliance_map simp-compliance_markup >= 3.0.0 simp-simp_apache Deprecated Functions

Puppet 3 API Function Replacement Replacement Source
apache_auth simp_apache::auth simp-simp_apache >= 6.0.1
apache_limits simp_apache::limits simp-simp_apache >= 6.0.1
munge_httpd_networks simp_apache::munge_httpd_networks simp-simp_apache >= 6.0.1 simp-simplib Deprecated Functions


Most but not all deprecated functions in the table below have replacements. If any deprecated function without a replacement is essential to you, please enter a feature request.

Puppet 3 API Function Replacement Replacement Source
array_include Puppet language in or Puppet built-in any or all Puppet >= 5.2.0
array_size Puppet built-in length Puppet >= 5.5.0
array_union Puppet language + operator combined with Puppet built-in unique Puppet >= 5.0.0
bracketize simplib::bracketize simp-simplib >= 3.15.0
generate_reboot_msg None N/A
get_ports None N/A
h2n None N/A
host_is_me simplib::host_is_me simp-simplib >= 3.15.0
inspect simplib::inspect simp-simplib >= 3.3.0
ipaddresses simplib::ipaddresses simp-simplib >= 3.5.0
ip_is_me simplib::host_is_me (checks hostnames and IP addresses) simp-simplib >= 3.15.0
ip_to_cron simplib::ip_to_cron simp-simplib >= 3.5.0
join_mount_opts simplib::join_mount_opts simp-simplib >= 3.8.0
localuser None N/A
mapval None N/A
nets2cidr simplib::nets2cidr simp-simplib >= 3.7.0
nets2ddq simplib::nets2ddq simp-simplib >= 3.8.0
parse_hosts simplib::parse_hosts simp-simplib >= 3.5.0
passgen simplib::passgen simp-simplib >= 3.5.0
rand_cron simplib::rand_cron simp-simplib >= 3.5.0
simp_version simplib::simp_version simp-simplib >= 3.15.0
simplib_deprecation simplib::deprecation simp-simplib >= 3.5.0
slice_array slice_array Puppet built-in slice Puppet built-in slice Puppet >= 4.0.0 Puppet >= 4.0.0
strip_ports simplib::strip_ports simp-simplib >= 3.5.0
to_integer Puppet built-in Integer or simplib::to_integer Integer: Puppet >= 4.0.0; simplib::to_integer: simp-simplib >= 3.5.0
to_string Puppet built-in String or simplib::to_string String: Puppet >= 4.0.0; simplib::to_string: simp-simplib >= 3.5.0
validate_array_member simplib::validate_array_member simp-simplib >= 3.8.0
validate_array_of_hashes Use a custom Puppet data type such as Array[Hash] Puppet >= 4.0.0
validate_between simplib::validate_between simp-simplib >= 3.8.0
validate_bool_simp Use Puppet Boolean data type or simplib::validate_bool Puppet: >= 4.0.0; simp-simplib >= 3.8.0
validate_deep_hash simplib::validate_deep_hash simp-simplib >= 3.8.0
validate_float Use Puppet Float data type or a check using is_float from puppetlabs-stdlib Puppet: >= 4.0.0; is_float: puppetlabs-stdlib >= 2.2.0
validate_macaddress Use Simplib::Macaddress data type simp-simplib >= 3.7.0
validate_net_list Use Simplib::Netlist data type or simplib::validate_net_list simp-simplib >= 3.5.0
validate_port Use Simplib::Port data type or simplib::validate_net_list simp-simplib >= 3.5.0
validate_re_array simplib::validate_re_array simp-simplib >= 3.7.0
validate_sysctl_value simplib::validate_sysctl_value simp-simplib >= 3.7.0
validate_umask Use Simplib::Umask data type simp-simplib >= 3.7.0
validate_uri_list simplib::validate_sysctl_value simp-simplib >= 3.7.0 simp-ssh Deprecated Functions

Puppet 3 API Function Replacement Replacement Source
ssh_autokey ssh::autokey simp-ssh >= 6.2.0
ssh_global_known_hosts ssh::global_know-hosts simp-ssh >= 6.2.0 Other important changes for SIMP 6.4.0

  • Non-breaking dependent module updates. SIMP updated as many dependent modules as possible. While numerous of these updates were major version bumps, the actual changes did not affect much of the SIMP infrastructure. The dependency version bumps did, however, require quite a few of the SIMP modules to update their respective metadata.json files. These metadata changes, in turn, required SIMP module version updates.
  • Non-breaking use of new Simplib::Cron::* types. Many modules were converted to use the new cron types provided by simp-simplib. These changes allow more flexible cron scheduling.
  • Puppet 6 support for many of the modules.
  • Added v2 compliance_markup data to many of the modules.
  • Increase in the minimum RAM requirement for a SIMP server. It is now 3.4G. See System Requirements for more information.

2.2.3. Security Announcements

None at this time.

2.2.4. RPM Updates rubygem-simp-cli 5.0.1

  • Added simp puppetfile generate, simp environment new and simp environment fix commands.
  • Changed the environment created by simp config to be production, not simp linked to production. The link is not appropriate for sites that use r10K or Code Manager.
  • Changed simp config to create a new production SIMP omni-environment from the new environment skeletons installed in /usr/share/simp/environment-skeleton. This new environment includes Puppetfiles simp config used to deploy the modules into the environment.
  • Reworked simp config queries to allow users to opt-out of SIMP-provided LDAP capabilities. Since this change affects the keys in the answers file, be sure to regenerate any answers files you routinely input to simp config.
  • Added a --force-config option to simp config to minimize unexpected modification of an active Puppet environment. This option must be used when the user runs simp config and the production environment has already been populated with modules.
  • Improved some documentation, logging, and validation in simp config and simp bootstrap. simp-adapter 1.0.1

Beginning with simp-adapter 1.0.0, the (optional) auto-update to the simp Puppet environment has been replaced with creation/maintenance of a local Git repository for each Puppet module that SIMP packages as an RPM. The simp_adapter’s simp_rpm_helper now ensures that each Puppet module is imported from its RPM installation location, /usr/share/simp/modules/<module name>, into a local, SIMP-managed, Git repository, /usr/share/simp/git/puppet_modules/<owner>-<module name>. The name of the repository is the top-level name field from the module’s metadata.json.

The specific behavior of simp_rpm_helper during RPM operations is as follows:

  • Upon module RPM install/upgrade/downgrade, the simp_rpm_helper
    • Updates the master branch of the repository to be the contents of the RPM, excluding any empty directories.
    • Adds a Git tag to the repository that matches the version number in the module’s metadata.json file, as necessary. If the tag for the version already exists but doesn’t match the contents of the RPM, simp_rpm_helper will overwrite the tag with the correct content.
  • Upon module RPM erase, the simp_rpm_helper does NOT remove the local module Git repo, but leaves it intact, in case it is still being used by r10K or Code Manager for an active Puppet environment.

In addition to the change in simp_rpm_helper behavior, simp-adapter 1.0.1 has three other significant packaging changes:

  • It no longer has dependencies upon a specific version of puppet-agent, just a minimum version.
  • It no longer has any dependency on the Puppet Enterprise or FOSS versions of puppetserver.
  • Since it now works for both Puppet Enterprise and the FOSS editions of Puppet, simp-adapter-pe and simp-adapter-foss packages are no longer created. Puppet RPMs

The following Puppet RPMs are packaged with the SIMP 6.4.0 ISOs:

Package Version
puppet-agent 5.5.14-1
puppet-client-tools 1.2.6-1
puppetdb 5.2.8-1
puppetdb-termini 5.2.8-1
puppetserver 5.3.8-1

2.2.5. Removed Modules Elasticsearch-Logstash-Grafana (ELG) Modules

The following modules were removed because they are significantly out of date and, in some cases, only work with application versions that are no longer supported:

  • pupmod-elastic-elasticsearch
  • pupmod-elastic-logstash
  • pupmod-puppet-grafana
  • pupmod-simp-simp_elasticsearch
  • pupmod-simp-simp_logstash
  • pupmod-simp-simp_grafana

The corresponding RPM GPG keys were also removed from simp-gpgkeys and the SIMP ISOs:

  • RPM-GPG-KEY-elasticsearch
  • RPM-GPG-KEY-grafana
  • RPM-GPG-KEY-grafana-legacy pupmod-simp-dirtycow

This module only applies to an old version of CentOS/RHEL 7. pupmod-simp-simpcat

This module is no longer necessary and uses the obsolete Puppet 3 function API. Within SIMP, all uses of this module have been replaced with uses of the puppetlabs-concat module. pupmod-simp-site

This module skeleton is no longer useful. While it had been useful for some beginning users, the roles and profiles pattern is generally stable and should be used instead.

2.2.6. Fixed Bugs pupmod-simp-auditd

  • The /etc/audit directory is now managed in the same way as the /etc/audit/rules.d directory. Both will have the same permissions, ownership, and utilize purge and recurse.
  • Fixed a bug in which auditd failed to start because space_left configuration parameter was not ensured to always be larger than the admin_space_left configuration parameter.
  • Fixed a bug in which restorecon was not explicitly audited in the STIG audit profile.
  • Fixed a bug where trailing newlines may not be present on custom rule profiles, particularly with rules defined in an Array. pupmod-simp-compliance_markup

  • Fixed a bug in Array merging.
  • Remove management of simp::sssd::client::ldap_domain from the mappings since use of LDAP is not guaranteed.
  • Fixed a bug in the compliance report functionality that did not correctly record the percent compliant in each report summary.
  • Fixed a bug in the call to Hiera.warn in the compliance mapper.
  • Fixed a bug in compliance markup validation for Defined Types. pupmod-simp-dconf

  • Fixed an issue with duplicate resources when creating multiple dconf::settings resources under the same namespace. pupmod-simp-deferred_resources

  • Fixed an issue to allow users to set absent or purged when removing packages, working around a bug in the Puppet package provider on EL systems where yum is only used if you call purged. pupmod-simp-gdm

  • Fixed an issue where gdm::settings was not being applied to the system. pupmod-simp-ima

  • Fixed a bug in which the ima_security_attr `` fact was not properly confined to require the ``cmdline fact. pupmod-simp-incron

  • Fixed a bug in the incrond_version fact in which an error message was displayed during fact resolution, on systems for which incron was not installed. pupmod-simp-iptables

  • Fixed a bug in which port ranges specified by iptables::listen::tcp_stateful::dports or iptables::listen::udp::dports could be erroneously split over multiple iptables rules. pupmod-simp-libvirt

  • Fixed a bug in which vm_create did not work with Puppet > 4. pupmod-simp-network

  • Fixed a bug in which network::global could break networking.
  • Fixed a bug in which failures of exec operations during network-related activity were hidden. pupmod-simp-ntpd

  • Fixed minor typos in some templates. pupmod-simp-pam

  • Fix bug where the ending faillock items were not being called due to the sufficient lines on pam_unix and pam_sssd.
  • Fix bug where authsucc was not set at the end of the auth section for faillock. pupmod-simp-pupmod

  • Add missing gem-path setting to puppetserver.conf template.
  • Fixed ordering issues with managing the installation of Puppet Server.
  • Fixed an issue preventing Puppet from running in environments other than production.
  • Fixed a bug where the Java memory maximum size setting on the puppetserver command line, -Xmx, could be empty and prevent the process from starting. This happened when the user specified a fixed RAM size for pupmod::master::sysconfig::java_max_memory, instead of a percentage. pupmod-simp-postfix

  • Fixed unrecognized escape error in /root/.muttrc. pupmod-simp-rsync

  • Fixed a template bug that prevented catalog compilation when rsync::server::section::user_pass was set. pupmod-simp-simp

  • Fixed a bug where the root password field was attempting to set an undef value as Sensitive.
  • Fixed a bug in which the the simp_version fact was broken because puppet did not have access to /etc/simp and /etc/simp/simp/version.
  • Fixed a bug on EL6 systems in which the puppetdb-dlo-cleanup cron job from the puppetdb module could not be created.
  • Excluded the yum class from all Windows nodes. pupmod-simp-simp_apache

  • Fixed a bug in which the /etc/httpd/conf and /etc/httpd/conf.d directories were not being correctly purged.
  • Fixed a bug in which the listen configuration parameter could only be specified as a port. It can now be specified as either a port or a host address with port.
  • Fixed an issue where the simp_apache::munge_httpd_networks function was modifying passed parameters. pupmod-simp-simp_gitlab

  • Fixed a bug in which both simp_gitlab and the gitlab application were attempting to manage CA certificate hash links. pupmod-simp-simp_ipa

  • Fixed a bug in which ntp-server was not passed into the client install. pupmod-simp-simplib

  • Fixed a bug in the signature for the simplib::ipaddresses function.
  • Fixed a bug in simplib::nets2ddq where it would incorrectly try to expand an IPv6 CIDR. It now passes IPv6 addresses through untouched.
  • Fixed a bug in which simp_version function could cause a GLIBC error in JRuby 9K by using backticks. pupmod-simp-ssh

  • Fixed bug in which the sshd ‘Subsystem’ configuration specified by ssh::server::conf::subsystem was erroneously stripped of whitespace. pupmod-simp-stunnel

  • Fixed a bug in which the stunnel RNDoverwrite configuration parameter could not be set to no. pupmod-simp-swap

  • Fixed a bug in which /usr/local/sbin/dynamic_swappiness.rb pointed to system Ruby, which may not be installed, instead of Puppet-provided Ruby, which will always be installed. pupmod-simp-tcpwrappers

  • Fix template bug that prevented some IPv6 addresses from being properly formatted in /etc/hosts.allow. pupmod-simp-tpm2

  • Fixed a bug in which the tmp2 fact was not confined to the presence of the tools required for the fact execution. pupmod-simp-vsftpd

  • Fixed an ordering issue between the kernel module loading for iptables and the vsftpd service being started. pupmod-simp-xinetd

  • Fixed bug in which the xinetd::disabled parameter would only be included in xinetd.conf, if the xinetd::no_access parameter was not empty. rubygem-simp-cli

  • Fixed a bug in which simp config failed to find the template SIMP server host YAML file, puppet.your.domain.yaml, from /usr/share simp/environments/simp. This bug caused subsequent simp config runs to fail, when the SIMP server hostname had changed from the hostname used in the first simp config run.
  • Fixed bugs in which simp config and simp bootstrap did not ensure the server had a valid FQDN.
  • Fixed a bug in which simp bootstrap could fail unless the puppetserver was reloaded after the port change to 8140.
  • Fixed a bug where the web-routes.conf file was not being overwritten with a pristine copy. This meant that multiple calls to simp bootstrap would fail due to leftover CA entries in the file.
  • Fixed a bug in log message processing that would cause simp bootstrap to fail if it had already been successfully run.
  • Fixed a bug in which the tftpboot images copied into the rsync space in SIMP’s secondary environment were not world readable, preventing clients from PXE booting.
  • Fixed a bug in which simp config’s lockfile instructions on how to prevent possible root lockout from the SIMP server were incomplete. simp-environment-skeleton

  • Fixed a bug in which simp_options::ldap was to true in the simp and simp_lite scenarios. The use of LDAP is not required, and so these values should have been false.
  • Fix a regression in which simp_options::selinux was inadvertently reinserted into puppet.your.domain.yaml. simp-rsync

  • Fixed a bug in which the permissions and owner on /var/lib/clamav were incorrect because they were incorrect on /var/simp/environments/simp/rsync/Global/clamav. SIMP ISO

  • Fixed a bug in which the generated disk encryption key used to encrypt the disk during a client kickstart was not being stored in the /boot partition. This rendered the client unusable, as the disk was effectively permanently locked with an unknown key. The source of the problem was a missing SYSIMAGE variable in the sample client kickstart file.

2.2.7. Modules Replacements

The following modules are current and actively maintained replacements for obsolete modules or temporary SIMP versions of modules. pupmod-camptocamp-systemd

  • Replacement for the simp-systemd module. SIMP had temporarily published simp-systemd while we were waiting for important updates to camptocamp to be published. pupmod-puppet-gitlab

  • Replacement for the OBE vshn-gitlab module. The Vox Pupuli project has assumed ownership of this module. pupmod-puppet-snmp

  • Replacement for the OBE razorsedge-snmp module. The Vox Pupuli project has assumed ownership of this module. pupmod-saz-timezone

  • Replacement for the simp-timezone module. SIMP had temporarily published simp-timezone while we were waiting for important updates to saz-timezone to be published. pupmod-simp-journald

  • Replacement for the OBE cristifalcas-journald module.

2.2.8. New Features pupmod-simp-auditd

  • Added a custom audit profile that accepts either an Array of rules or a template path for ease of setting full rule sets via Hiera.
  • Allow users to optimize their audit processing by only collecting on specific SELinux types. pupmod-simp-compliance_markup

  • Improved migration capabilities of the compliance_map_migrate utility:
    • Added ability to merge values from multiple input files.
    • Made check_header consistent with other v2 data.
    • Reordered output to match other v2 data.
    • Fixed controls, oval-ids, and identifiers output.
    • Normalized identifier strings.
    • Added an option to supply confinement.
    • Added capability to avoid anchors in the output.
    • Added an option to append a string to the checks key.
    • Added additional helper scripts for v1 to v2 migration.
  • Made the ‘timestamp’ in the client-side report optional to prevent puppet from triggering file resource changes every time.
  • Removed experimental v1 data since it is no longer used.
  • Removed partial v2 data sets.
  • Added v2 data for the non-SIMP puppet-yum module.
  • Added confinement on modules and facts to SIMP Compliance Engine. pupmod-simp-deferred_resources

  • Added deferred_resources::files, deferred_resources::users, and deferred_resources::groups.
  • Added override_existing_attributes capability to the deferred_resources native type to allow file attributes to be overridden with more useful messages than what you get with resource collectors
  • Ensure that an override attribute is defined prior to removal.
  • Defined deep merge strategies for the Hash and Array class arguments.
  • Switched all FIPS checks to use top level inherited checks. pupmod-simp-freeradius

  • Refactored the API for ease of use and for Puppet 5 compatibility.
  • Created an ldap site and module to be used to integrate freeradius with an LDAP server.
  • Added a failsafe for FIPS mode. The module now fails compilation if the server is in FIPS mode, because freeradius does not run when FIPS is enabled.
  • Removed support for freeradius version 2 and CentOS 6.
  • Removed addition of inter-tunnel and SQL sites by default. pupmod-simp-hirs_provisioner

  • New module to install the HIRS Provisioner and check-in with the Attestation Certificate Authority. pupmod-simp-iptables

  • Added a rule to allow outbound communication over OUTPUT to the loopback device by default.
  • Added a rule to drop addresses as defined in RFC 1122 - Section: This will exclude as it is allowed in an earlier rule.
  • Added iptables_default_policy for modifying the default policy of the filter table on either IPv4 or IPv6.
  • Added iptables::rules::default_drop to allow users to easily toggle the default drop behavior of the default filter policies.
  • Allow the proto key for and entry in iptables::ports to be an array. pupmod-simp-issue

  • Added a source parameter which can be used to specify a file resource to use for the banner content. pupmod-simp-journald

  • Forked from cristifalcas-puppet-journald.
  • Refactored the API for ease of use and for Puppet 5 compatibility. pupmod-simp-network

  • Added experimental NetworkManager support. pupmod-simp-ntpd

  • Ensure that users can change the default restrict parameters.
  • Allow users to add arbitrary extra content to the ntpd.conf.
  • Allow users to define the entire ntpd.conf content.
  • Restrict ntpd::allow::rules to new Ntpd::Restrict data type.
  • Added ability for users to enable a default server capability directly from Hiera. pupmod-simp-oath

  • New module to install oathtool, a command line utility for generating one-time passwords, and, optionally, install and configure the pam_oath and liboath packages. pupmod-simp-pam

  • Added pam::access::access_file_mode parameter to allow users to manage access.conf file permissions.
  • Added TOTP support through pam_oath.
  • Added option to allow users to disable faillock if desired. pupmod-simp-pki

  • Updated the pki_cert_sync type to also generate an aggregate CA certificates file with X.509 certificate headers removed, cacerts_no_headers.pem. This new CA certificates file is useful for applications that cannot handle certificate headers.
  • Add a new option to the pki_cert_sync type, generate_pem_hash_links, which controls whether pki_cert_sync should generate and maintain the PEM file hash links in the target directory. Disabling automatic PEM hash link generation is useful if an application is managing those links in the target directory, itself. pupmod-simp-pupmod

  • No longer hardcode the puppet uid and puppet gid to 52.
  • Added management of ssldir and rundir.
  • Ensure that the puppet client environment is set to that which is provided by the server by default.
  • Added a fact to list all the jruby jar files in the puppetserver installation directory.
  • Allow user to change the jar file used to run puppetserver via pupmod::master::sysconfig::jruby_jar.
  • Change the default jar file for puppetserver to jruby-9k.jar for the FOSS puppetserver. (It is already set to that for PE.)
  • Added a pupmod::server_distribution function for more accurately determining the version of the puppet server installed on the target system.
  • Refactored some of the underlying code to use the new function and be safer for PE installations.
  • Added Certificate Authority parameters for authorization extensions and subject alternative names. pupmod-simp-resolv pupmod-simp-rkhunter

  • New module to install and configure rkhunter and unhide for EL7 hosts. pupmod-simp-rsync

  • Added the ability to have a server support being both a SIMP rsync server and a SIMP rsync client of another server, simultaneously. This configuration is useful for a PE Compile Master <-> Master of Masters host configuration scenario.
  • Added a preserve_perms attribute to disable preservation of server-side permissions. pupmod-simp-rsyslog

  • Changed default rsyslog::rule::local::file_create_mode to 0640.
  • Changed default rsyslog::rule::local::dir_create_mode to 0750.
  • Allow the following to be set directly via Hiera using simplib::dlookup:
    • rsyslog::rule::local::file_create_mode
    • rsyslog::rule::local::dir_create_mode
    • rsyslog::rule::local::queue_max_file_size pupmod-simp-selinux

  • Added selinux::kernel_enforce for toggling the enforcement of the selinux state at the kernel command line.
  • Ensure that the selinux::login_resources Hash performs a deep merge by default. pupmod-simp-simp

  • Added SELinux login context management to simp::admin.
  • Refactored the simp::mountpoints::tmp to use systemd’s tmp.mount target, if the system supports systemd.
  • Added net.ipv6.conf.all.accept_ra and net__ipv4__conf__default__log_martians to simp::sysctl management.
  • Added exceptions to SIMP’s management of filebucket and vardir to support running puppet from Bolt.
  • Switched out chkrootkit for rkhunter on El7 instances.
  • Added the, inert by default, deferred_resources class to all class lists, to allow users to easily use this functionality to meet specific compliance requirements.
  • Deprecated simp::puppetdb::read_database_ssl. Instead, use simp::puppetdb::read_database_jdbc_ssl_properties which maps directly to puppetdb::server::read_database_jdbc_ssl_properties (puppetdb version >= 7.0.0).
  • Add the ability to set the root user password in simp::root_user
  • Added a sysctl value to increase max number of inotify user watches.
  • Added 2 configuration parameters to simp::puppetdb: simp::puppetdb::automatic_dlo_cleanup and simp::puppetdb::dlo_max_age.
  • Update the URLS to the EPEL GPG keys. The URLS have changed. pupmod-simp-simp_apache

  • Split out service management into a simp_apache::service class and provided users with a Hiera-driveable option to not manage the service. pupmod-simp-simp_bolt

  • New module that provides a profile that allows Puppet Bolt to operate in a SIMP environment. pupmod-simp-simp_gitlab

  • Switched from vshn-gitlab 1.13.3 to its replacement puppet-gitlab 3.0.2 and reworked the manifests, as appropriate, to work with the newer module.
  • Added manage_package and package_ensure parameters to simp_gitlab. pupmod-simp-simp_grub

  • New module that provides a Hiera-friendly interface to GRUB configuration activities. It currently supports setting administrative GRUB passwords on both GRUB 2 and legacy GRUB systems. pupmod-simp-simp_ipa

  • Added Puppet Tasks for joining and leaving an IPA domain. pupmod-simp-simp_pki_service

  • Modified API. These are minor breaking changes for this experimental module. pupmod-simp-simplib

  • Added a simplib__sshd_config fact to check the contents of the sshd_config file.
  • Added a simplib_networkmanager fact to provide useful information about the state of NetworkManager components.
  • Added a simplib::in_bolt function to detect if the current puppet run is happening during a Bolt run.
  • Added a set of Simplib::Cron::#### data types for specifying minute, hour, month, monthday, and weekday parameters for the cron resource.
  • Removed simplib’s deep_merge 3.x function that conflicts with stdlib’s fully-equivalent deep_merge function.
  • Removed simplib’s validate_integer 3.x function that conflicts with stdlib’s fully-equivalent validate_integer function.
  • Converted the following Puppet 3 functions to Puppet 4:
    • simplib::simp_version replaces deprecated simp_version.
    • simplib::host_is_me replaces deprecated host_is_me.
    • simplib::bracketize replaces deprecated bracketize.
  • Added a capability for simplib::bracketize to accept a string delimited by commas, spaces, and/or semi-colons.
  • Deprecated the remaining simplib Puppet 3.x functions and re-enabled simplib deprecation warnings by default.
  • Defer to inbuilt fips_enabled fact if it exists.
  • Added a check for the environment variable, SIMPLIB_NOLOG_DEPRECATIONS, to disable SIMP function deprecation warnings. pupmod-simp-ssh

  • Switched to selinux_port type for alternate SSH ports
  • Added the ability for users to set custom sshd config entries via a Hash in Hiera.
  • Made ListenAddress optional and documented the corresponding EL6 bug.
  • Added OATH support
  • Added support for the following SSH server configuration parameters:
    • AllowGroups
    • AllowUsers
    • DenyGroups
    • DenyUsers
    • LoginGraceTime
    • LogLevel
    • MaxAuthTries
  • Added a new class, ssh::authorized_keys, that allows users to specify public keys in Hiera.
  • Added multiple port support
    • The ssh::server::conf::port entry can now take an Array of ports
    • selinux_port resources are created for each non-standard entry pupmod-simp-sssd

  • Change the sssd::provider::ldap::ldap_access_order defaults to ['ppolicy','pwd_expire_policy_renew'] to prevent accidental user lockout. pupmod-simp-sudo

  • Allow additional options to be specified by a Hash in sudo::user_specification. pupmod-simp-xinetd

  • Added a capability to purge unknown xinetd services. This capability is similar to that of svckill, but for the xinetd subsystem. simp-environment-skeleton

  • Renamed the package from simp-environment to simp-environment-skeleton to more accurately portray its purpose.
  • Moved all SELinux components to a new package, simp-selinux-policy, and then added a dependency on that package.
  • Changed the install location to /usr/share/simp/environments-skeleton for all files. The files are now located within a puppet or secondary sub-directory.
  • Removed use of the simp_rpm_helper script during the post-install, so that the potentially active /var/simp/environments/simp directory is no longer modified during initial install or erase.
  • Removed the execution of SELinux fixfiles on /var.
  • Removed creation of cacertkey in /var/simp/environments/simp/FakeCA.
  • Replaced the sample environment.conf file with a template, environment.conf.template. simp-rsync

This package has been deprecated. Its final release provides a stub with to ensure any files it delivered into /var/simp/environments/simp/rsync, a potentially active secondary environment, are not erased. You can remove this package if your site is not using a simp environment. simp-rsync-skeleton

  • Replacement moving forward for deprecated simp-rsync package.
  • All files are now installed in /usr/share/simp/environments-skeleton/rsync. simp-selinux-policy

New package containing policies originally packaged in the simp-environment package. simp-utils

  • Added simpenv script to facilitate creation of a new SIMP omni-environment when simp CLI cannot be used.
  • Updated the updaterepo script to change permissions on the repo files as well as repodata.
  • Updated the unpack_dvd script as follows:
    • Added an option to allow user to not link the extracted files to the major version.
    • Added an option to change what group is used to own the files.
    • Ensure permissions on all directories containing RPMs for the repo are correct.
    • Only attempt to change ownership of files if run as root.
    • Put noarch RPMs under the noarch directory for the SIMP repo.
    • Allow the user to specify the version directory for the OS, because the CentOS .treeinfo file only contains the major OS version number.
    • Use Puppet Ruby instead of system Ruby. SIMP ISO

  • Appropriate GPG keys delivered with simp-gpgkeys package are now imported into the rpm database during installation.
  • The initial password validation settings now match the defaults provided the simp-pam module.

2.2.9. Known Bugs

Nothing significant at this time.

The SIMP project in JIRA can be used to file bugs.