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Puppet module to manage the installation and configuration of Sysstat on various OSes


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Version information

  • 1.2.8 (latest)
  • 1.2.7
  • 1.2.6
  • 1.2.5
  • 1.2.4
  • 1.2.3
  • 1.2.2
  • 1.2.0
  • 1.1.1
  • 1.1.0
  • 1.0.2
  • 1.0.1
released Dec 29th 2023
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, 2016.4.x
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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'qtechnologies-sysstat', '1.2.8'
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install qtechnologies-sysstat --version 1.2.8

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qtechnologies/sysstat — version 1.2.8 Dec 29th 2023


Puppet module to manage the installation and configuration of Sysstat on various OSes.

This module will install the sysstat package, update the sysstat crontab file and the main sysstat configuration file. It has reasonable defaults, but the defaults can be overidden through hiera.


Call the class from your code, e.g. class { 'sysstat': } or include 'sysstat'. All the values specified for Hiera below can also be inserted as parameters to the module if you prefer not to use Hiera directly.

Optionally put the following variables into hiera and adjust to your requirements. The values listed below are the defaults.

  sysstat::sa1_options: "-S ALL"
  # interval is in minutes - how often to launch sa1
  sysstat::sa1_interval: 2
  # duration is in minutes - how to run sa1 each time
  sysstat::sa1_duration: 2
  # samples - how many samples to take while running
  sysstat::sa1_samples: 1
  sysstat::sa2_options: "-A"
  sysstat::sa2_hour: '23'
  sysstat::sa2_minute: '53'
  sysstat::history: 10
  # compressafter is in days
  sysstat::compressafter: 31
  sysstat::sadc_options: "-S DISK"
  sysstat::zip: "bzip2"
  sysstat::installpkg: 'yes'
  sysstat::generate_summary: 'yes'
  sysstat::disable: 'no'

Setting the disable setting to 'yes' will remove the cron entries, but leave the package installed.

The generate_summary option determines whether or not sa2 is active (often called daily summary).


The sa1 invocation duration needs to a minute or greater. If sub minute sample sizes are required, set the sa1_samples parameter to greater than 1 to take multiple samples per invocation of sa1.

Platform Notes


On Suse based systems, the defaults for these parameters are different to match how it ships:

  sysstat::sa2_hour: '5,11,17,23'
  sysstat::sa2_minute: '55'


Debian based systems normally use the cron.daily to run the summary reports. This Puppet module will convert this behavior to align with the Red Hat way. Let me know if this creates any issues for anyone and it can be made into an option or better still create a pull request adding the functionality.


AIX assumes the sysstat package will be installed as part of the initial OS install, so this module does not provide the ability to install the package otherwise.


If you would like to contribute to or comment on this module, please do so at it's Github repository. Thanks.