Inventory workflow, from nodes to Root server

One of the main information workflow in a Rudder managed system is the node’s inventory one.

Node inventories are generated on nodes, are sent to the node policy server (be it a Relay or the Root server) up to the Root server, and stored in the Rudder database (technically an LDAP server), waiting for later use.

The goal of that section is to detail the different steps and explain how to spot and solve a problem on the inventory workflow. Following schema sum up the whole process.

Inventory workflow