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Puppet Reporting and Monitoring by Michael Duffy

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Setting up the PuppetDB server

Setting up PuppetDB consists of two processes. The first process is to actually install PuppetDB and its terminus, and the second step is to get Puppet to forward data to it. None of this is especially complicated.

Installing PuppetDB

The first thing we need to do is go ahead and install PuppetDB. As always, it's best to get this from the Puppet Labs' official repos, as the Linux distribution of your choice may well be lagging behind in versions, sometimes extremely so, or may not even have PuppetDB available as a package. If you've followed the instructions from Chapter 1, Setting Up Puppet for Reporting, you should already be in fine form. You will also want to make sure that you have JVM installed. This can either ...

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