I do puppet coding for a variety of clients for delivery of Oracle products.
We have had none of the failures in delivering Oracle with puppet that Jay
Both Puppet and Ansible are viable tools for delivering Oracle. However you
deliver Oracle for all possibilities you are stepping int othe deep end of the
pool, not because of the tools, but because of Oracle itself.
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Of Seth Miller
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:36 AM
To: Chris Stephens <cstephens16@xxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: Re: Configuration management / Puppet for Oracle DBA'ing
I'm a big fan of Ansible. I've used it on many projects Oracle related. It is
very extensible and fairly easy to pick up, and since the Red Hat acquisition,
it's feature development has really taken off. Take a look at Ansible Tower to
see what I mean.
On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 8:51 AM Chris Stephens <cstephens16@xxxxxxxxx
<mailto:cstephens16@xxxxxxxxx> > wrote:
that's interesting. thanks for input.
On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 8:49 AM <Jay.Miller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:Jay.Miller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > wrote:
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
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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.