[erlang-questions] Observer as a web application?

Dan Gudmundsson <>
Mon Feb 4 09:01:10 CET 2013


I believe it should still work, I use the appmon backend for observer too,
and moved (in R16) that backend module to runtime_tools where it belongs.

/Dan

On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 8:12 AM, Jeremy Ong <> wrote:
> 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 not work for newer Erlang versions (appmon has been superseded by observer;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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