[erlang-questions] app for watching/monitoring other erlang nodes

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Tue Nov 20 16:13:12 CET 2012


Thanks Garrett,

I will probably do that, especially as it's not meant to be monitoring
production nodes, but the development environment.

regards,
Vlad



On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Garrett Smith <> wrote:

> Considering the time and risk of using off the shelf applications like
> Nagios, I think rolling your own is a viable approach.
>
> Other than Erlang itself, I don't know of a well designed, very light
> Erlang monitoring framework. Probably because it's easy enough to
> build something tailored to your needs directly in Erlang.
>
> I'd just start doing what you're describing. I suspect that you'll
> have a workable framework for monitoring in a few iterations.
>
> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 6:46 AM, Vlad Dumitrescu <>
> wrote:
> > Yes, you're right, snmp matches the description, but it feels a bit too
> > heavy for me. I will read about it, maybe it's not true. I would like to
> > have the monitored nodes without any specific application running, just
> > answering to some RPCs once in a while.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > /Vlad
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 1:40 PM, Loïc Hoguin <> wrote:
> >>
> >> On 11/20/2012 01:23 PM, Vlad Dumitrescu wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Hi!
> >>>
> >>> Is any application available that will monitor the status of multiple
> >>> erlang nodes and publish logs/reports? Kind of like a supervisor on the
> >>> node level.
> >>>
> >>> It's not very difficult to write one, but if it already exists, it
> saves
> >>> a lot of time.
> >>>
> >>> If it doesn't exist, did anyone else felt the need for one? In my case,
> >>> the reason is that I have nodes that crash mysteriously and randomly
> and
> >>> I couldn't retrieve any relevant information from them or the crashes.
> >>> This would help track their health without adding much to their load.
> >>
> >>
> >> Isn't that what the snmp application is for? Alongside a tool that
> >> supports SNMP like Nagios.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Loďc Hoguin
> >>
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> >
> >
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