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Puppet can generate a report after applying a catalog. This report includes events, log messages, resource statuses, and metrics and metadata about the run. Puppet agent sends its report to a Puppet master server, and Puppet apply processes its own reports.
Puppet master and Puppet apply will handle every report with a set of report
processors, configurable with the
reports setting in puppet.conf. This page
documents the built-in report processors.
See About Reporting for more details.
Send reports via HTTP or HTTPS. This report processor submits reports as
POST requests to the address in the
reporturl setting. When a HTTPS URL
is used, the remote server must present a certificate issued by the Puppet
CA or the connection will fail validation. The body of each POST request
is the YAML dump of a Puppet::Transaction::Report object, and the
Content-Type is set as
Send all received logs to the local log destinations. Usually the log destination is syslog.
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).