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Puppet Reporting and Monitoring by Michael Duffy

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Creating our dashboard

The first step to creating our own dashboard is to create our own layout of widgets to represent our data. We want to ensure that our prospective users have enough data to tell them how Puppet is doing in general, but we also don't want to overload them with data. We're going to introduce the following items onto our dashboard:

  • Number of hosts that have changed in the past 30 minutes
  • Number of hosts with pending changes in the past 30 minutes
  • Number of hosts that failed a resource in the past 30 minutes
  • List of nodes that have failed their Puppet run
  • Number of hosts Puppet is managing at this point in time
  • The total number of managed resources
  • The average number of managed resources per node

These details give our users a good amount ...

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