We’re abandoning Puppet for our database installs and patching and are
currently investigating Ansible. We generally had about a 25% failure rate with
our database installs running the exact same process each time.
It might be that the people in charge of Puppet here just weren’t good enough
at it but we ended up doing a lot of manual installs after Puppet failures. It
seems to work well for most non-database related tasks.
Sr. Oracle DBA
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Chris Stephens
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8:44 AM
Subject: Configuration management / Puppet for Oracle DBA'ing
The system administration folks here are big fans of Puppet. After deciding to
take it seriously and reading a bit about it (yes, I'm behind the times), the
advantages are clear and Puppet or some other configuration management software
should probably be in the mix for any well managed database environment.
Ansible seems to be picking up steam in Oracle-land. At least that's true for
my twitter feed and rss subscriptions. Is anyone else out there using Puppet
to perform DBA related tasks? If so, do you have any pointers on where to
start? Is there any reason to avoid Puppet and choose another technology?
There is a free module on Puppet Forge at
Does anyone have any experience with that?
Thanks in advance for any input.