Simple Chef Client Status Dashboard / HUD


#1

Hi Chefs,
I’m looking a simple status dashboard / heads up display for chef clients
for quick visibility into when they last had a chef run, if there were any
errors, etc. I found this one, but I’ve been having trouble getting it to
run correctly and it doesn’t seem to be under active dev.

Was curious if anyone knows of something out there along these lines.

Thanks,
William


#2

I was curious to read replies on this thread!
I am also looking for such a dashboard. Would be even great to have a UI
which can help trigger chef-client runs. (Basically invoke a knife ssh
command on a UI button click).

On 12 December 2014 at 11:59, William Jimenez william.jimenez@itsoninc.com
wrote:

Hi Chefs,
I’m looking a simple status dashboard / heads up display for chef clients
for quick visibility into when they last had a chef run, if there were any
errors, etc. I found this one, but I’ve been having trouble getting it to
run correctly and it doesn’t seem to be under active dev.

https://github.com/erikh/chef-dashboard

Was curious if anyone knows of something out there along these lines.

Thanks,
William


#3

I am using reporting module which can be installed with Chef 12. And it has exactly that functionality. https://docs.chef.io/reporting.html

Or you could use "knife-reporting runs list"
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Дата: 16 грудня 2014, 07:57:50

I was curious to read replies on this thread! I am also looking for such a dashboard. Would be even great to have a UI which can help trigger chef-client runs. (Basically invoke a knife ssh command on a UI button click).
On 12 December 2014 at 11:59, William Jimenez < william.jimenez@itsoninc.com > wrote: Hi Chefs, I’m looking a simple status dashboard / heads up display for chef clients for quick visibility into when they last had a chef run, if there were any errors, etc. I found this one, but I’ve been having trouble getting it to run correctly and it doesn’t seem to be under active dev.
https://github.com/erikh/chef-dashboard

Was curious if anyone knows of something out there along these lines.
Thanks, William


#4

If you are using any monitoring system, you can publish chef run details
their and build the dashboard as part of the monitoring solution. Statsd /
graphite are popular. Chef report/exception handlers can do the plumbing
for you. We use datadog for monitoring, and our chef run dashboard resides
there.
Chef now has reporting module as well(paid version), which does same (lot
more actually) thing
On Dec 11, 2014 10:29 PM, “William Jimenez” william.jimenez@itsoninc.com
wrote:

Hi Chefs,
I’m looking a simple status dashboard / heads up display for chef clients
for quick visibility into when they last had a chef run, if there were any
errors, etc. I found this one, but I’ve been having trouble getting it to
run correctly and it doesn’t seem to be under active dev.

https://github.com/erikh/chef-dashboard

Was curious if anyone knows of something out there along these lines.

Thanks,
William