[erlang-questions] Observer as a web application?

Jeremy Ong <>
Mon Feb 4 09:08:47 CET 2013


Ah I see. I had my doubts because it didn't seem like the project has been
in active development (the required OTP version is R14) but I'll give it a
shot.

If I wanted to extract process tree data on my own to parse and display,
would you recommend I use process_info in appmon? There isn't documentation
for it but the implementation is pretty transparent.


On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:01 AM, Dan Gudmundsson <> wrote:

> 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 not work for newer Erlang versions (appmon has been superseded by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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> >>
> >> --
> >> Best regards,
> >> Dmitry Klionsky
> >
> >
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