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Better EC2 facts for Puppet

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I didn’t like the facts that came with the standard facter for ec2, so I wrote a custom fact plugin returning more detailed information.

It’s available on my GitHub

Sample output is below

ec2_ami_id => ami-cdXXXXXX
ec2_ami_launch-index => 0
ec2_ami_manifest-path => myamis/lenny-XXXXXXX-x86-20101207.manifest.xml
ec2_ancestor_ami-ids => ami-XXXXXXXX,ami-XXXXXXXXXX
ec2_block_device-mapping_ami => sda1
ec2_block_device-mapping_ephemeral0 => sda2
ec2_block_device-mapping_root => /dev/sda1
ec2_block_device-mapping_swap => sda3
ec2_hostname =>
ec2_instance_action => none
ec2_instance_id => i-XXXXXX
ec2_instance_type => m1.small
ec2_kernel_id => aki-XXXXX
ec2_local_hostname =>
ec2_local_ipv4 =>
ec2_placement_availability_zone => us-west-1b
ec2_profile => default-paravirtual
ec2_public_hostname =>
ec2_public_ipv4 => XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
ec2_ramdisk_id => ari-XXXXXX
ec2_reservation_id => r-XXXX
ec2_security_groups => default,application1,application2

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