The facts page can be accessed via the monitor menu:
Monitor > Facts
The facts page lists all facts for all hosts using orcharhino’s configuration management to report such facts:
Clicking the Export button allows you to export all facts to a
.csv file which might look as follows:
Host,Fact Name,Value,Origin,Updated At my-host1.example.com,ipaddress,18.104.22.168,Puppet,2020-007-01 08:00:00 UTC my-host2.example.com,ipaddress,22.214.171.124,Puppet,2020-07-02 09:00:00 UTC my-host3.example.com,ipaddress,126.96.36.199,Puppet,2020-07-03 10:00:00 UTC my-host2.example.com,os::distro::description,CentOS Linux release 7.6.1810 (Core),Puppet,2020-07-04 11:00:00 UTC my-host3.example.com,os::distro::description,Debian GNU/Linux 9.9 (stretch),Puppet,2020-07-05 12:00:00 UTC
In essence, facts are preset variables collecting a large range of system information. Examples include mount points, BIOS vendor, IP addresses, and Ruby version. These variables can then be used as part of your configuration management.
Facts are a core mechanism of Puppet.