Puppet controls are Puppet defined types that ensure a certain security control is implemented. Puppet changes the system in order to make the system compliant.

Description of the control

The diaglevel parameter specifies the type of diagnostic errors that will be recorded in the db2diag.log file. It is recommended that the diaglevel parameter be set to at least 3.


The recommended diaglevel setting is 3, but any value greater than 3 is also acceptable. A value of at least 3 will allow the DB2 instance to capture all errors and warnings that occur on the system.


To deliberately skip this control (e.g. meaning don’t use Puppet to enforce this setting), we provide you with two ways:

1) Add db2_secured::controls::set_diagnostic_logging_to_capture_errors_and_warnings: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for ALL systems.
3) Add an entry with the content set_diagnostic_logging_to_capture_errors_and_warnings to the array value db2_secured::skip_list in your hiera data.


This control is used in the following benchmarks:


Attribute Name Short Description
title The database identifier to apply the control to.


The database identifier to apply the control to.

All controls need an database identifier to apply the control to. Here is a simple example:

db2_secured::controls::control_name { 'db2inst1/MYDB':}

In this example, the string dbinst1 is the instance, the string MYDB is the database to apply the control to.

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