Powerpipe Dashboards

Powerpipe dashboards provide rich visualizations of data. Dashboards are written in simple HCL, and packaged in mods. It is simple to create your own, but there are also hundreds of dashboards available on the Powerpipe Hub.

To view dashboards, you must start the dashboard server from a mod directory.

To view the AWS Insights dashboards, for example, create a mod in an empty directory, install the AWS Insights mod, and start the server:

mkdir powerpipe_dashboards
cd powerpipe_dashboards
powerpipe mod init
powerpipe mod install https://github.com/turbot/steampipe-mod-aws-insights.git
powerpipe server

Powerpipe will start the dashboard server. Open http://localhost:9033/ in your web browser to view the dashboards in the mod.

The home page lists the available dashboards and is searchable by title or tags. By default, the dashboards are grouped by Category, but you may select another grouping if you prefer.

Click on the title of a report to view it. For example, click the AWS CloudTrail Trail Dashboard to view it.

You can type in the search bar at the top of any page to navigate to another dashboard. Alternatively, you can click the Powerpipe logo in the top left to return to the home page. When you are finished, you can return to the terminal console and type Ctrl+c to exit.