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Using Puppet Dashboard

Puppet Dashboard is a useful tool for managing Puppet installations, especially large ones, and being able to see node information and reports through a web interface. It can show you which of your nodes have run Puppet recently, how long the runs took, whether any nodes are reporting errors, and whether any nodes have not run Puppet in a while.

Getting ready...

  1. Download the Puppet Dashboard package from the Puppet Labs site at http://www.puppetlabs.com/misc/download-options/ and unpack it. The installation instructions are contained in a README.markdown file inside the package, but you will probably need to install some or all of the following dependencies:
    # apt-get install -y build-essential irb libmysql-ruby libmysqlclient-dev ...

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