Monitoring Puppet Enterprise with Enterprise Monitoring

As companies increasingly move away from managing IT operations manually to using more automation, vendors are being required by their customers to provide functionally rich APIs that seamlessly integrate different systems together. These APIs expose a rich set of data that help admins improve service delivery while ensuring key performance and stateful data are shared amongst different (and possibly distributed) teams. Such is the case as more sysadmins leverage the new functionality present in Puppet Enterprise 3.0. Leveraging the functionality of PuppetDB in Puppet Enterprise 3.0, you can centrally monitor advanced features such as inventory services and exported resources. This large inventory of metadata for each node can help sysadmins optimize their deployments and report on expected or unexpected behavior. Last month, ScienceLogic formally announced our integration with Puppet Enterprise. This integration empowers IT administrators to standardize, automate change and manage policies, while simultaneously ensuring the performance and availability of their systems and Puppet Enterprise deployments. This combined solution enables Puppet Enterprise customers to discover, configure, manage and monitor their dynamic infrastructure, especially in larger distributed environments.
Graphic showing topology of Puppet Enterprise
Dynamic discovery of Puppet Enterprise resources and components
The integration includes support for automated discovery of all Puppet Enterprise resources. IT admins who are running multiple Puppet Enterprise instances or require multi-tenant support across different customer environments will appreciate the centralized view into all operations through ScienceLogic’s rich contextual dashboards. Each discovered PuppetDB or node can be aligned to a specific organization or customer. Aligning these resources in device categories and groups enables you to apply different KPIs and events to different classes of service. For example: identifying the top 10 most resource-consuming Puppet nodes per environment.
Graphic showing out–of-the-box Puppet Enterprise contextual dashboards
Out–of-the-box Puppet Enterprise contextual dashboards
Another advantage of this integration is the ability to monitor the state of your Puppet Enterprise deployment by tracking all the key node facts in a central location. ScienceLogic syncs key information to asset records and aligns hypervisor, host and application data with the residing Puppet Enterprise inventory data.
Graphic showing Puppet Enterprise node data collection and asset population
Node data collection and asset population
Puppet Enterprise customers can now get improved visibility and enterprise class monitoring through the partnership with ScienceLogic. As more performance and inventory data becomes available through the PuppetDB APIs, we will be adding more features to this already comprehensive integration. If you would like more information about the ScienceLogic announcement or the integration with Puppet Labs, please contact us at info@sciencelogic.com.

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