Overview

This resource allows you to manage Oracle parameters.

this type allows you to manage your init.ora parameters. You can manage your spfile parameters and your memory parameters. First the easy variant where you want to change an spfile parameter on your current sid for your current sid.

ora_init_param{'SPFILE/PARAMETER':
  ensure  => present,
  value   => 'the_value'
}

To manage the same parameter only the in-memory one, use:

init_param{'MEMORY/PARAMETER':
  ensure  => present,
  value   => 'the_value'
}

If you are running RAC and need to specify a parameter for an other instance, you can specify the instance as well.

init_param{'MEMORY/PARAMETER:INSTANCE':
  ensure  => present,
  value   => 'the_value'
}

Having more then one sid running on your node and you want to specify the sid you want to use, use @SID at the end.

init_param{'MEMORY/PARAMETER:INSTANCE@SID':
  ensure  => present,
  value   => 'the_value'
}

Attributes

Attribute Name Short Description
ensure The basic property that the resource should be in.
for_sid The SID you want to set the parameter for.
name The parameter name.
parameter_name The parameter name.
provider resource.
scope The scope of the change.
sid SID to connect to.
value The value or values of the parameter.

ensure

The basic property that the resource should be in.

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for_sid

The SID you want to set the parameter for.

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name

The parameter name.

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parameter_name

The parameter name.

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provider

The specific backend to use for this ora_init_param resource. You will seldom need to specify this — Puppet will usually discover the appropriate provider for your platform.Available providers are:

simple
Manage Oracle Instance Parameters in an Oracle Database via regular SQL

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scope

The scope of the change.

Valid values are SPFILE, MEMORY, spfile, memory. Back to overview of ora_init_param

sid

SID to connect to.

All types have a name like resource@sid. The sid is optional. If you don’t specify the sid, the type will use the database from the /etc/ora_setting.yaml with the property default set to true. We advise you to either use @sid in all your manifests or leave it empty everywhere.

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value

The value or values of the parameter.

You can use either a single value or an Array value. Although not strictly required, we reccomend that you alsways use quoted values. Also when using nummeric or boolean values.

An example using a boolean value:

ora_init_param { ....:
  ...
  value  => 'FALSE',
}

Here an example using an array of values:

ora_init_param { ....:
  ...
  value  => ['RECODG', 'BACKUPDG', 'DATADG'],
}

ora_init_param { ...:
  ...
  value  => '1',
}

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