In today’s post, I’d like to present how easy it is to create a custom watcher that can be added to the Warden instance and integrated with the whole monitoring process.
Let’s not waste any more time and jump directly into the code.
Today is the day, in which the Warden Web Panel has been finally released. It is available in the Azure cloud, where you can create a free account and use it immediately, or, if you wish to host it on your own, just clone the repository and run the web application – it’s actually quite easy to get it up and running on localhost in a matter of minutes (or even seconds).
In the post details, you can find more information about the idea behind the Web Panel UI and what can be done do with this tool in terms of managing the monitoring workspace, displaying the real-time statistics or browsing the historical data.
This is the latest (for the time being) integration available for the Warden, that provides an access to the custom HTTP API (with any URL that you’d like to use ) to which you may send a POST request including (or not) a body, headers etc.
Additionally, you can make use of the available extensions that work out of the box with Warden Web Panel running the Azure cloud, which can be also hosted on your own (by cloning the repository) . If you’re interested in such feature, especially in case you’d like to make your own webhooks or just use the Web Panel – take a look at the whole article.
I’ve heard about this group/movement which provides a free access to the SSL/TLS certificates and have decided to check it out since I want the Warden project to be secured, especially the Web Panel where some sensitive data might be stored. Actually, I still can’t believe that it was so easy to do, basically just a single click (no kidding).
Allow me present you the Let’s Encrypt and explain how easy it is, to make it work with IIS.
Do you remember when a few days ago, I’ve made a promise to post come cool stuff in the next days? Well, here it goes – my first video tutorial ever in which I describe the Warden project and create a sample console application. I do realize that this recording is far from being perfect, yet I’m happy with the outcome anyway because I’ve managed to record this video using free, open source tools without a special audio recording microphone etc. – just a regular headset Superlux HMC631. The screencast can be found in the post details.
Big updates related to the Warden project are coming this and the upcoming week.
The first release (1.0.0) has just been published to the NuGet and additionally the Web Panel is almost completed.
Not only the web interface will be available as a part of the repository, but also, it will be running in the Azure cloud in case you’d like to play with it or store your monitoring data without a need to provide own, hosting environment.
And there is one more good news – Warden is getting a brand new logo.
In this post, I’d like to present the two simple Powershell scripts, that will let you create a secured (password protected zip archive) backup of the MSSQL or MongoDB databases and upload it either to the Azure or AWS cloud. By using such solution, you may actually save a few bucks instead of using some external, paid services like e.g. CherrySafe that do the same thing.
The latest, 6th watcher, has been recently added to the Warden library. It’s probably the simplest one, but it doesn’t mean it’s barely useful. The performance watcher has been created in order to measure the CPU & RAM usage, simple as that. Sounds interesting? If that’s the case, you might find the whole note useful then.