Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 5 minutes

Summary

SaltStack Enterprise (SSE) has a comprehensive reporting system built-in. Using the SSE web interface, you can access many different reports which display a multitude of different metrics about your SSE environment.

In this scenario, we're going to cover accessing and viewing SSE reports and how to download reports in either JSON or CSV formats.

Environment

In the background already set up for you is the following Salt Master and Salt Minions. We'll be using these machines throughout this tutorial.

Hostname Operating System Salt Role Salt Version
saltmaster CentOS 7 Master/Minion 2018.3.4
minion1 CentOS 7 Minion 2018.3.4
minion2 CentOS 7 Minion 2018.3.4
minion3 CentOS 7 Minion 2018.3.4

You should now know how to access, view and download built-in SaltStack Enterprise reports.

In this tutorial, you learned about SSE's basic reporting capabilities. Click on Next Scenario below to finish this scenario.

Learning Reports

Step 1 of 3

Logging In

The first task is logging into SaltStack Enterprise (SSE). We've already built out a simple environment for you to kick the tires in. Near the middle of the screen, you will see two tabs; Terminal and Dashboard. You're probably on the Terminal tab now. Click on the Dashboard tab to bring up the SSE login page.

If you've just started the tutorial, you will see a temporary status page that says Connecting to Port 80. If so, wait 30-60 seconds for SSE to be fully-provisioned.

When the username and password is displayed, log in with a username of root and a password of salt.

Once logged in, click Continue below to learn how to run your first job.