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Puppet profiles for installing Postgres Database software and creating and managing databases


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Version information

  • 0.5.0 (latest)
  • 0.4.0
  • 0.3.0
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.1
  • 0.1.0
released Jan 12th 2024
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.7.x, 2023.6.x, 2023.5.x, 2023.4.x, 2023.3.x, 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, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.7.0 < 9.0.0
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Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'enterprisemodules-pg_profile', '0.5.0'
Learn more about managing modules with a Puppetfile

Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add enterprisemodules-pg_profile
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install enterprisemodules-pg_profile --version 0.5.0

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.



enterprisemodules/pg_profile — version 0.5.0 Jan 12th 2024

Enterprise Modules

Table of Contents


The pg_profile module allows an easy path from first simple installation to a fully customized Enterprise setup. It is part of our family of Puppet modules to install, manage and secure Postgres databases with Puppet. Besides the pg_profile module, this family also contains:

  • pg_config For configuring every aspect of your Postgres database
  • pg_secured To secure your databases according to the CIS benchmarks.

This module support Postgres 10, 11, 12, and 13.


Most of the Enterprise Modules modules are commercial modules. This one is NOT. It is an Open Source module. You are free to use it any way you like. It, however, is based on our commercial Puppet Postgres modules.


The pg_profile::database class contains all the Puppet code to install, create and populate an Postgres database. This class is an easy way to get started. It contains the following steps:

  • em_license ( Manage Enterprise Modules Licenses)
  • disable_thp ) Disable transparant Huge pages)
  • sysctl ( Setup any sysctl parameters)
  • limits ( Setup any security limits)
  • groups_and_users ( Setup required groups and users)
  • packages ( Setup any required after_packages)
  • firewall ( Setup the firewall)
  • db_software ( Install the postgres software)
  • db_clusters ( Manage the database clusters )
  • db_instances ( Manage the database instances )
  • db_roles ( Ensure required Postgres database roles)
  • db_definition ( Ensure required Postgress databases)
  • db_parameters ( Ensure required Postgres database settings)
  • db_tablespaces ( Ensure needed tablespaces)
  • db_schemas ( Ensure needed database schema's)
  • db_records ( Ensure required database records (for settings))

All these steps have a default implementation. This implementation is suitable to get started with. These classed all have parameters you can customize through hiera values. The defaults are specified in the module's data/default.yaml file.

But sometimes this is not enough and you would like to add some extra definitions, you can, for example, add a Puppet class to be executed after the systctl stage is done and before the limits is done. You can do this by adding the next line to your yaml data:

pg_profile::database::before_sysctl:   my_profile::my_extra_class

or after:

pg_profile::database::after_sysctl:   my_profile::my_extra_class

If you want to, you can also skip this provided class:

pg_profile::database::sysctl:   skip

Or provide your own implementation:

pg_profile::database::sysctl:   my_profile::my_own_implementation

This mechanism can be used for all named steps and makes it easy to move from an easy setup with a running standard database to a fully customized setup using a lot of your own classes plugged in.

Check here to see the full documentation for this module.



The pg_profile module requires:

Installing the pg_profile module

To install these modules, you can use a Puppetfile

mod 'enterprisemodules/pg_profile'               ,'x.x.x'

Then use the librarian-puppet or r10K to install the software.

You can also install the software using the puppet module command:

puppet module install enterprisemodules-pg_profile


To get started, include the pg_profile::database class in your role. Run Puppet and you have a running Postgres database.


Here you can find some more information regarding this puppet module:


This module runs on most Linux versions. It requires a puppet version higher than 5. The module does NOT run on windows systems.