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Pro Puppet by Jeffrey McCune, James Turnbull

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Chapter 7. Puppet Consoles: Puppet Dashboard and The Foreman

Until recently, you needed to manage Puppet via its manifest files and from the command line. As Puppet has matured, a small ecosystem of tools has emerged, including two console products: Puppet Dashboard and The Foreman.

Both console products are relatively new. The company that supports Puppet development, Puppet Labs, created Puppet Dashboard. Israeli developer Ohad Levy in turn wrote The Foreman. Both are Ruby on Rails applications and both are undergoing regular development.

Each tool suits a slightly different sort of environment. Puppet Dashboard can be used as an External Node Classifier (ENC) as well as a reporting tool, and is moving towards being an integration interface for ...

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