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 archretrydelay parameter specifies the number of seconds the DB2 service will wait before it reattempts to archive log files after a failure. It is recommended that this parameter be set anywhere in the range of 10-30. You do not want the delay to be so short that the database ends up in a denial of service scenario, but you don’t want the delay to be too long if an outside attack happens at the same time.


Ensure that the value is non-zero, otherwise archive logging will not retry after the first failure. A denial of service attack can render the database without an archive log if this setting is not set. An archive log will ensure that all transactions can safely be restored or logged for auditing.


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_failed_archive_retry_delay: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for ALL systems.
3) Add an entry with the content set_failed_archive_retry_delay 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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