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Puppet clients can report back to the server after each transaction. This
transaction report is sent as a YAML dump of the
Puppet::Transaction::Report class and includes every log message that was
generated during the transaction along with as many metrics as Puppet knows how
to collect. See Reports and Reporting for more information on how to use reports.
Currently, clients default to not sending in reports; you can enable reporting
by setting the
report parameter to true.
To use a report, set the
reports parameter on the server; multiple
reports must be comma-separated. You can also specify
none to disable
Puppet provides multiple report handlers that will process client reports:
Send report information via HTTP to the
reporturl. Each host sends
its report as a YAML dump and this sends this YAML to a client via HTTP POST.
The YAML is the body of the request.
Send all received logs to the local log destinations. Usually the log destination is syslog.
Graph all available data about hosts using the RRD library. You
must have the Ruby RRDtool library installed to use this report, which
you can get from
the RubyRRDTool RubyForge page.
This package may also be available as
rrdtool-ruby in your
distribution’s package management system. The library and/or package will both
require the binary
rrdtool package from your distribution to be installed.
This report will create, manage, and graph RRD database files for each of the metrics generated during transactions, and it will create a few simple html files to display the reporting host’s graphs. At this point, it will not create a common index file to display links to all hosts.
All RRD files and graphs get created in the
rrddir directory. If
you want to serve these publicly, you should be able to just alias that
directory in a web server.
If you really know what you’re doing, you can tune the
which defaults to the
Store the yaml report on disk. Each host sends its report as a YAML dump
and this just stores the file on disk, in the
These files collect quickly – one every half hour – so it is a good idea to perform some maintenance on them if you use this report (it’s the only default report).
This report sends specific log messages to specific email addresses based on the tags in the log messages.
See the documentation on tags for more information.
To use this report, you must create a
tagmail.conf file in the location
specified by the
tagmap setting. This is a simple file that maps tags to
email addresses: Any log messages in the report that match the specified
tags will be sent to the specified email addresses.
Lines in the
tagmail.conf file consist of a comma-separated list
of tags, a colon, and a comma-separated list of email addresses.
Tags can be !negated with a leading exclamation mark, which will
subtract any messages with that tag from the set of events handled
by that line.
Puppet’s log levels (
verbose) can also be used as tags,
and there is an
all tag that will always match all log messages.
all: email@example.com webserver, !mailserver: firstname.lastname@example.org
This will send all messages to
email@example.com, and all messages from
webservers that are not also from mailservers to
If you are using anti-spam controls such as grey-listing on your mail
server, you should whitelist the sending email address (controlled by
reportfrom configuration option) to ensure your email is not discarded as spam.
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