We believe in ensuring our customers instances are able to reach their required network resources. Because when required resources become unavailable, we want to know first! We also want to know where a connection failed. Did the VPN drop? Was their SAP instance down? Or did the internets blowup? Whatever the answer is we want to know it and know it with little effort.
We like, well love, Ruby at B2b2dot0 so we wrote a Ruby gem called FueyClient that resides on each server we want to keep an eye on. Because we believe in simplicity, configuring FueyClient can be done with a simple YAML file. Then just run the FueyClient every minute, 5 minutes, etc with Cron or your favorite scheduler.
When the client runs it executes each
Trace and it's
Inspections. As it does so it provides real time updates
to the Fuey via Redis. The web Fuey web app then subscribes to the Redis queue and uses
Rails Live Streaming and
Server Sent Events
to push updates to connected browsers resulting in a constant feed of real time trace results!
It looks like awesome! The dashboard shows you the number of currently reporting
Traces, allows you to filter those
Traces by status, name, and/or environment. Keep whichever filters you like applied and show Fuey on a monitor in
your workspace, it will update on it's own!
The Fuey Dashboard
Here is the Fuey dashboard in action
Current options for filtering traces
Applied filters appear in the header
Failing traces show in red
Ruby 2.0 (For Fuey Web App) Ruby 1.8.7, 1.9, or 2.0 (For FueyClient) Redis 2.6 Rails 4 Puma
Install FueyClient on each server you would like to monitor. To setup the FeuyClient, refer to the README
Install and setup Redis. Configure the FueyClient's to use this Redis server.
Install the Fuey Web App. Clone the Fuey repo where you'd like to have it reside on your webserver
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:b2b2dot0/fuey.git
Make sure you have bundler installed
gem install bundler
Change directory into the Fuey app, and run
Fire up the app with Puma
rails s puma
Once your Fuey Clients start reporting, you will see them appear in the Fuey web app dashboard. Enjoy!