Puppet Monitoring Tool

Puppet is an open source software configuration management tool. It runs on many Unix-like systems as well as on Microsoft Windows, and includes its own declarative language to describe system configuration.

Telegraf Input Plugin: Puppet

Puppet monitoring tool overlooks the status of the server—the success or failure of actual puppet runs on the end nodes themselves.

Puppet Basics

Puppet is designed to manage the configuration of Unix-like and Microsoft Windows systems declaratively:

  • The user describes system resources and their state, either using Puppet’s declarative language or a Ruby DSL (domain-specific language).
  • This information is stored in files called “Puppet manifests”.
  • Puppet discovers the system information via a utility called Facter, and compiles the Puppet manifests into a system-specific catalog containing resources and resource dependency, which are applied against the target systems.
  • Any actions taken by Puppet are then reported.
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