Answer deep questions about the health of configuration runs on your nodes with the popular Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana stack. While many questions about resources, catalogs and runtimes can be answered by using the Puppet Dashboard or Puppet Enterprise, there are limitations. Putting the reports and run metrics into Elasticsearch gives users full text search and filtering. Also, you can perform metrics and aggregations over resource numbers or run times. Kibana graphs are also a great way to supplement the dashboards available in Puppet Enterprise.
Alex Elman is a Linux system administrator with Indeed, the World's largest search engine for jobs. Alex has been using Puppet at Indeed to achieve data-driven deployment and configuration of web applications, improving server automation, and scaling Indeed's offerings in over 50 countries and 28 languages. Alex is an occasional contributor to Puppet modules and Ruby gems. His other interests include operating systems and security areas such as encryption and authentication.