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Learning Puppet Security by Jason Slagle

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Reporting on log data

As we saw earlier, Kibana is the graphical dashboard frontend in the ELK stack. It provides a rich interface that allows you to turn normal boring log data (or any data in Elasticsearch actually), into colorful dashboards that contain operational data. We'll go over to install Kibana via Puppet here. Since in Version 3 this is just a web application, this is a fairly straightforward procedure.

Installing Kibana

Since Kibana is just a web application running as static HTML, we'll configure it using a local web server as we did in the first section. Much like in that section we'll be using Apache to handle the installation of Kibana.

This will vary a bit from how we've handled the past installations. We're going to create an end-to-end ...

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