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Configures Snaplogic Groundplex nodes


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Version information

  • 0.1.2 (latest)
  • 0.1.1 (deleted)
  • 0.1.0
released Apr 25th 2023
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.2.x, 2023.1.x, 2023.0.x, 2021.7.x, 2021.6.x, 2021.5.x, 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x, 2019.8.x
  • Puppet >= 6.21.0 < 8.0.0
  • ,

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  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'arden-groundplex', '0.1.2'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add arden-groundplex
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install arden-groundplex --version 0.1.2

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arden/groundplex — version 0.1.2 Apr 25th 2023


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Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with groundplex
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  5. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


This module installs and configures the Snaplogic Sidekick module on the current node. It also provides a baseline configuration for SAP connectivity and makes managing the additional service definitions relatively trivial.


What groundplex affects

Primarily does the following:

  • Installs the snaplogic-sidecar
  • Downloads and places the slpropgz file from your Snaplogic Organization
  • Adds appropriate entries into /etc/services to support connections to SAP instances

Setup Requirements

You'll need to have the following components configured:

  • snaplogic-sidekick package must be available to the node via your package manager

The following two puppet modules are also dependencies, however, the needed versions are not currently available on puppet forge.

  • sap - needed for some type alias definitions
  • etc_services - relevant for syntax changes introduced by this version

SAP Java Connector (Deprecated)

This process is no-longer needed as the Java Connector is bundled into the package.

  1. Download the latest version of the SAP Java Connector from their website
  2. Extract the archive and host the files libsapjco3.jnilib and on your puppet0.1.2 or a server your nodes can reach easily.
  3. Calculate the checksums of each file and provide both the source URL and the checksum to the groundplex class.
See Also

Also, if using SAP Java Connections consider deploying niping to your node for testing purposes.

Beginning with groundplex

The following puppet code defines a node as a standard execution engine (JCC).

class { 'groundplex':
  slpropz_source => '
  server_type    => 'JCC',


Puppet configuration including SAP connection definitions.

class { 'groundplex':
  slpropz_source    => ''
  server_type       => 'JCC',
  array_msg_servers => [
      sid            => 'DEV',
      instance_class => 'cs-abap',
      number         => '01',
      sid            => 'QAS',
      instance_class => 'cs-abap',
      number         => '01',
      sid            => 'PRD',
      instance_class => 'cs-abap',
      number         => '01',

Hiera configuration including SAP connection definitions.

groundplex::slpropz_source: ''
groundplex::server_type: 'JCC'
  - sid: 'DEV'
    instance_class: 'cs-abap'
    number: '01'
  - sid: 'QAS'
    instance_class: 'cs-abap'
    number: '01'
  - sid: 'PRD'
    instance_class: 'cs-abap'
    number: '01'


Currently only tested on RHEL/CentOS/Rocky 7 and 8.


Make a pull request and we'll figure it out!