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Puppet Reporting and Monitoring by Michael Duffy

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Setting up the server

For the most part, the Puppet server is preconfigured for reporting and is simply waiting for clients to start sending information to it. By default, the Puppet master will use the store report processor, and this will simply store the data that is sent to the Puppet master in the YAML format on the filesystem.

Note

YAML is a data serialization format that is designed to be both machine and human readable. It's widely used and seems to have found considerable favor among open source projects. YAML has a simple layout but still has the ability to hold complex configurations that are easily accessible with relatively simple code. A nice side effect of its popularity is that it has gained first-class support in many languages ...

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