About the Event Feed
Use the event feed for actionable insights and operational visibility. The guitar strings and improved query language help you drill into infrastructure & compliance automation events quickly to isolate errors.
Event Guitar Strings
The event guitar strings is a timeline representing Chef Server and Compliance events. The events are separated into create, update and delete. Blue circles show create events, red circles show delete events, and purple diamonds show update events. The icons inside of the shapes represent different types of events, and a multi-event icon denotes a case where multiple events happened within the same 4-hour window. Hovering over the icon shows a text box summarizing the events for that 4-hour window.
The event feed shows the time of the event, its type, the object acted on, the action, and the initiating action.
You can see additional information depending on the event type.
In the event feed, events of the same type by the same user are grouped. The event list entry shows how many events are grouped into an individual entry, which is also a link. Clicking on this link opens a side panel showing the details of the collapsed events.
To filter the event feed and event timeline by event type use the drop-down menu in the upper right corner. It defaults to show all events. Available event type filters are clients, cookbooks, data bags, environments, nodes, policyfiles, profiles, roles, and scan jobs.
To filter by Chef Server or Chef Server organization use the filters available in the sidebar on the left hand side. The sidebar shows all Chef Servers and all available Chef Server organizations. You cannot filter compliance events–profiles and scan jobs–by organization or Chef Server. Compliance events are not visible when either of these filters are applied.
You can also filter the event feed event timeline by day or set of days within the past week. The event feed defaults to show all events in the past week. Moving the indicators as shown below to the right or left will activate the filter. You can move the indicators back to their start position or use
SHIFT + R to reset the time scale.