[erlang-questions] Observer as a web application?

Jeremy Ong <>
Mon Feb 4 08:12:12 CET 2013


Bigwig is certainly in the spirit of things but it leverages Appmon so will
not work for newer Erlang versions (appmon has been superseded by observer;
at least, that's what the documentation says).


On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 11:04 PM, Dmitry Klionsky <>wrote:

>  Maybe something like this:
> http://www.metabrew.com/article/bigwig-erlang-webtool-spawnfest
>
>
> On 02/04/2013 09:32 AM, Jeremy Ong wrote:
>
> I am interested in an application like observer that is served through a
> browser as opposed to a desktop gui application.
>
>  I've found observer very useful for monitoring cluster health, ensuring
> there are no netsplits before performing an operation, etc. The only
> problem is, it's not very convenient to run observer on production (ssh,
> set up a node, X11 forwarding or ssh tunnel, etc).
>
>  It would be ideal I think, if observer was a web application that used
> websocket or something to send data to the browser for easier monitoring on
> a configurable port with configurable authentication.
>
>  Two questions:
>
>  1. Does something like this already exist?
> 2. If not, is there any interest in building it?
>
>  Cheers,
> Jeremy
>
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> --
> Best regards,
> Dmitry Klionsky
>
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