The Puppet Dashboard is a Puppet web interface that provides node management and reporting tools. Nodes can be exported in YAML format, allowing the dashboard to be used as an external node classification tool.
- ruby >= 1.8.1
- rake >= 0.8.4
Obtain the source:
git clone git://github.com/reductivelabs/puppet-dashboard.git
Configure the database:
Start the server:
This will start a local Puppet Dashboard server on port 3000. As a Rails application, Puppet Dashboard can be deployed in any server configuration that Rails supports. Instructions for deployment via Phusion Passenger coming soon.
Note: Puppet Dashboard is configured to use a MySQL database by default. Consult the Rails Guides section on Configuring A Database for information on how to set up a different database.
To import puppet run reports stored in /var/puppet/lib/reports:
To specify a different report directory:
rake reports:import REPORT_DIR /path/to/your/reports
Live report aggregation
To enable report aggregation in Puppet Dashboard, the file
lib/puppet/puppet_dashboard.rb must be available in Puppet's lib path. The easiest way to do this is to add
$libdir in your
RAILS_ROOT is the directory containing this README. Then ensure that your puppetmasterd runs with the option
The puppet_dashboard report assumes that your Dashboard server is available at
localhost on port 3000 (as it would be if you started it via
script/server). For now, you will need to modify the constants in
puppet_dashboard.rb if this is not the case.
External Node Tool
Puppet Dashboard functions as an external node tool. All nodes make a puppet-compatible YAML specification available for export. See bin/external_node for an example script that connects to Puppet Dashboard as an external node tool.
- Rein Henrichs - firstname.lastname@example.org