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sybase_conf resource

Use the sybase_conf Chef InSpec audit resource to test the configuration of an SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) database.



This resource is distributed with Chef InSpec and is automatically available for use.


The isql command line tool must be installed on the target system.

You must have access to a database user that has access to the sa role on the master database.


A sybase_conf resource block declares the configuration item name, server, and password to use.

describe sybase_session('config item', server: 'SYBASE', password: 'PASSWORD') do
  its('run_value') { should cmp 'EXPECTED' }
  its('config_value') { should cmp 'EXPECTED' }


  • sybase_conf declares a configuration item, server, and password with permission to run sp_configure.
  • its('run_value') { should cmp 'expected' } compares the current running value of the configuration item against an expected value.
  • its('config_value') { should cmp 'expected' } compares the saved value of the configuration item against an expected value.

Optional Parameters

The sybase_conf resource is based on the sybase_session resource and accepts all parameters that sybase_session accepts, including optional parameters username, database, sybase_home, and bin.

In particular:


Defaults to master.


Defaults to sa.


The following examples show how to use this Chef InSpec audit resource.

Test for max memory configuration

describe sybase_session('max memory', server: 'SYBASE', password: 'PASSWORD') do
  its('run_value') { should cmp 180224 }
  its('config_value') { should cmp 180224 }


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