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Re: [Proposal] control storage systems

From: rory
Subject: Re: [Proposal] control storage systems
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 00:55:29 -0700 (PDT)

So, perhaps I can now watch the diskspace on my news partition.
Next, I'll be able to analze the content.

I'd be more than happy to do much work on this.

However, why don't we finish up the current work, release it, and add this
to the next release.
> Jan-Henrik Haukeland wrote:
>>>Yeah, it will be excellent, if monit could watch diskspace too
>>>In combination with
>>>some other features such as optional output format from monit http
>>>(for example plaintext/xml/etc.) it can be secure and more powerfull
>>>replacement for all dangerous SNMP implementations. I think that if
>>>such features will be in place, monit could be in the future accepted
>>>by big vendors as SNMP alternative. There could be console (managment
>>>station/system) that can fetch and manage all needed parameters from
>>>monit nodes through http and in  the case of central configuration
>>>source manage all those instances too (but it is maybe prety far in
>>>the future).
>>I have an answer for this that I have been thinking on for some time:
>>Web-services, now I said it :) Actually using SOAP over http would be a
>>good alternative to SNMP. Since monit http is supporting SSL it's even
>>"secure". It should be fairly easy to implement a simple SOAP protocol
>>for the monit http server and a central application could query X monit
>>servers running on Y machines to get the status via the SOAP protocol.
>>An interessting spin-off from this could be a GTK+ application that is
>>queering monit servers continuously and showing the status in a panel.
>>Or it could be a small server that support http and query monit servers
>>and getting status from them. The user could use a browser to speak
>>with this server and thereby display the status for all monit servers
>>running (much like the main status page monit shows today).
>>(Check out and
>>What do you think?
> Yes, thats exactly it :) I don't know SOAP (yet), but in general this
> think is a superior direction for next development
> Martin
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