PuppetDB 4.4: Report wire format, version 8

Included in Puppet Enterprise 2017.2. A newer version is available; see the version menu above for details.

Report interchange format

A report is represented as JSON (this implies UTF-8 encoding). Unless otherwise noted, null is not allowed anywhere in the report.

{
    "certname": <string>,
    "environment": <string>,
    "puppet_version": <string>,
    "report_format": <int>,
    "configuration_version": <string>,
    "start_time": <datetime>,
    "end_time": <datetime>,
    "producer_timestamp": <datetime>,
    "producer": <string>,
    "resources": [<resource>, <resource>, ...],
    "metrics": [<metric>, <metric>, ...],
    "logs": [<log>, <log>, ...],
    "transaction_uuid": <string>,
    "catalog_uuid": <string>,
    "code_id": <string>,
    "cached_catalog_status": <string>,
    "status": <string>,
    "noop": <boolean>,
    "corrective_change": <boolean>,
    "noop_pending": <boolean>
}

All keys are mandatory unless otherwise noted, though values that are lists may be empty lists.

"certname" is the certname the report is associated with.

"environment" is the environment associated to the node at the time of the report.

"puppet_version" is the version of Puppet that was run to generate this report.

"report_format" is the version number of the report format that Puppet used to generate the original report data. This is a constant defined by Puppet.

"configuration_version" is an identifier string that Puppet uses to match a specific catalog for a node to a specific Puppet run. This value is generated by Puppet.

"start_time" is the time on the agent at which the Puppet run began; see more details about the datetime format below.

"end_time" is the time on the agent at which the Puppet run completed; see more details about the datetime format below.

"producer_timestamp" is the time of catalog submission from the Puppet master to PuppetDB. This field is currently populated by the Puppet master. See more details about the datetime format below.

"producer" is the certname of the Puppet master that sent the report to PuppetDB. This field may be null.

"transaction_uuid" is a string used to identify a Puppet run. It can be used to match a report with the catalog that was used for the run. This field may be null.

"catalog_uuid" is a string used to identify the catalog used to generate a report during a Puppet run. It can be used to match a report with the catalog that was used for the run. This field may be null.

"code_id" is a string used to match the catalog with the Puppet code which generated the report. This field may be null.

"cached_catalog_status" is a string used to identify whether the Puppet run used a cached catalogs and whether or not the cached catalog was used due to an error or not. This field may be null.

"status" is a string used to identify the status of the Puppet run.

"noop" is a flag that indicates whether the report was produced with a --noop run.

"noop_pending" is a flag that indicates whether the report contained “noop” events. These may result from use of the --noop flag, or from resources tagged with the noop parameter. This field may be null.

"corrective_change" is a flag that indicates whether the report contained changes to correct configuration drift. This field may be null.

"resources" is an array of objects of the following form:

{
  "timestamp": <timestamp (from agent) when the resource was managed>,
  "resource_type": <type of resource>,
  "resource_title": <title of resource>,
  "skipped" : <boolean for whether or not the resource was skipped>,
  "events" : [<event>, <event>, ...]
  "file": <manifest file containing resource definition>,
  "line": <line in manifest file on which resource is defined>,
  "containment_path": <containment heirarchy of resource within catalog>
}

In each <resource> object "events" is an array of objects of the following form:

{
  "status": <status of event (`success`, `failure`, `noop`)>,
  "timestamp": <timestamp (from agent) at which event occurred>,
  "property": <property/parameter of resource on which event occurred>,
  "new_value": <new value for resource property>,
  "old_value": <old value of resource property>,
  "message": <description of what happened during event>,
  "corrective_change": <flag indicating whether the event corrected system drift>
}

"metrics" is either null or an array of metric objects:

{
  "category" : <category of metric ("resources", "time", "changes", or "events")>,
  "name" : <name of the metric>,
  "value" : <value of the metric (double precision)>
}

"logs" is either null or an array of log objects:

{
  "file" : <file of resource declaration>,
  "line" : <line of resource declaration>,
  "level" : <log level>,
  "message" : <log message>,
  "source" : <log source>,
  "tags" : [<resource tag>],
  "time" : <log line timestamp>
 }

Note: Fields that allow NULL values In the resource_event schema above, containment_path, new_value, old_value, property, file, line, status, corrective_change, and message may all be null.

Encoding

The entire report is expected to be valid JSON, which implies UTF-8 encoding.

Data type: <string>

A JSON string. By virtue of the report being UTF-8, these must also be UTF-8.

Data type: <integer>

A JSON integer.

Data type: <datetime>

A JSON string representing a date and time (with time zone), formatted based on the recommendations in ISO 8601. For example, for a UTC time, the string would be formatted as YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.sssZ. For non-UTC time, the Z may be replaced with ±hh:mm to represent the specific timezone.

Data type: <resource>

A JSONObject of the following form:

{
  "timestamp": <datetime>,
  "resource_type": <type>,
  "resource_title": <title>,
  "skipped" : <boolean>,
  "events" : [<event>, <event>, ...]
  "file": <string>,
  "line": <integer>,
  "containment_path": [<string>, <string>, ...]
}

All keys are required.

"resource_type" is the name of the Puppet resource type that the event occurred on.

"resource_title" is the title of the Puppet resource that the event occurred on.

"timestamp" is the date/time at which the resource’s events occurred.

"status" is a string representing the outcome of the event. Possible values are success, failure, and noop.

"skipped" is a Boolean representing whether or not the resource was skipped during the Puppet run; a skipped resource should have an empty list of "events".

"containment_path" is a collection of strings where each string is a Puppet type or class that represents the containment hierarchy of the resource within the catalog. This field may be null.

"events" is a collection of objects where each is a Puppet event corresponding to the resource. This array may be empty.

"file" is the manifest in which the resource is defined. This field may be null.

"line" is the line number (within "file") where the resource is defined. This field may be null.

Data type: <event>

A JSONObject of the following form:

{
 "property": <string>,
 "timestamp": <datetime>,
 "status": <string>,
 "old_value": <string>,
 "new_value": <string>,
 "message": <string>
}

All keys are required.

"timestamp" is the date/time at which the event occurred.

"property" is the name of the property of the resource for which the event occurred.

"old_value" is the value that Puppet determined the property to have held prior to the event.

"new_value" is the value that Puppet was instructed to set the property to.

"message" is a descriptive message providing extra information about the event. This should be null if status is success.

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