Over the past few chapters, we've looked at the many ways in which you can both gather and present data from Puppet. We have also created custom alerts and applications for our users to gather their own information with. But we're still reliant on the dashboards that we looked at in Chapter 2, Viewing Data in Dashboards. That's not to say that they aren't any good, but the trouble with a pre-made solution is that it might not do exactly what you'd like.
In this chapter, we're going to create our own dashboard using PuppetDB as the data source and combine it with an open source framework for creating dashboards called Dashing. We're going to learn the following topics: