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psdash is a system information web dashboard for linux using data mainly served by psutil - hence the name.
- Overview Dashboard overview of the system displaying data on cpu, disks, network, users, memory, swap and network.
Processes List processes (
toplike) and view detailed process information about each process.
Apart from a detailed process overview this is also available for each process:
- Open files
- Open connections
- Memory maps
- Child processes
- Resource limits
Disks List info on all disks and partitions.
Network List info on all network interfaces and the current throughput. System-wide open connections listing with filtering. Somewhat like
Logs Tail and search logs. The logs are added by patterns (like
/var/log/*.log) which are checked periodically to account for new or deleted files.
Multi-node/Cluster Support for multiple agent nodes that is either specified by a config or will register themselves on start-up to a common psdash node that runs the web interface.
All data is updated automatically, no need to refresh
The GUI is pretty much a modified bootstrap example as I'm no designer at all. If you got a feel for design and like to improve the UI parts of psdash, please create a pull request with your changes. It would be much appreciated as there's much room for improvements.
Make sure your system is able to build Python C extensions. On Debian derivatives such as Ubuntu this should translate to installing the
python-dev packages using
# apt-get install build-essential python-dev
And on RHEL (Fedora, CentOS etc.) distributions:
# yum groupinstall "Development Tools" # yum install python-devel
Installation using pip:
$ pip install psdash
Since pip 1.5.1 you are forced to add
--allow-external argparse since the latest argparse is hosted on google code.
Installation from source:
$ python setup.py install
Starting a psdash agent:
$ psdash -a --register-to [http|https]://[host]:[port] --register-as my-agent-node
This will start psdash in agent mode and try to register the node to the main psdash node pointed to by the
An agent node will setup an RPC server rather than a webserver at the host and port specified by
The main psdash node (serving HTTP) will present a list of registered nodes that are available to switch between.
Available command-line arguments:
$ psdash --help usage: psdash [-h] [-l path] [-b host] [-p port] [-d] [-a] [--register-to host:port] [--register-as name] psdash [version] - system information web dashboard optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -l path, --log path log files to make available for psdash. Patterns (e.g. /var/log/**/*.log) are supported. This option can be used multiple times. -b host, --bind host host to bind to. Defaults to 0.0.0.0 (all interfaces). -p port, --port port port to listen on. Defaults to 5000. -d, --debug enables debug mode. -a, --agent Enables agent mode. This launches a RPC server, using zerorpc, on given bind host and port. --register-to host:port The psdash node running in web mode to register this agent to on start up. e.g 10.0.1.22:5000 --register-as name The name to register as. (This will default to the node's hostname)
psdash uses the configuration handling offered by Flask.
The configuration file pointed to by the environment varible
PSDASH_CONFIG will be read on startup.
$ PSDASH_CONFIG=/home/user/config.py psdash
In addition to the built-in configuration values that comes with Flask there's a number of psdash specific ones as well:
||When this value and
||The password of the basic authentication|
||If this is set, only provided ip addresses will be allowed to access psdash. Addresses is separated by a comma. e.g:
||This can be used to make psdash serve from a non-root location. e.g:
||The log level set for psdash (passed in to
||The log format set for psdash (passed in to
||A list of psDash agent nodes (a dict per node) to register on startup. e.g
||The interval in seconds to update the counters used for calculating network traffic. Defaults to 3.|
||The interval in seconds to reapply the log patterns to make sure that file-system changes are applied (log files being created or removed). Defaults to 60.|
||The interval in seconds to register the agent to the host psdash node. This is done periodically to be able to determine if any node has gone away and at what time. Defaults to 60|
||Log patterns to apply at startup. e.g
||When running in agent mode, this is used to set which psdash node to register the agent node to. e.g
||When running in agent mode, this is used to set the name to register as to the host psdash node specified by
||Path to the SSL key file to use to enable starting the psdash webserver in HTTPS mode. e.g
||Path to the SSL certificate file to use to enable starting the psdash webserver in HTTPS mode. e.g
||If set, only the env vars in this list will be displayed with value. e.g
Overview: [Overview](docs/screenshots/overview.png) Listing processes: [Processes](docs/screenshots/processes.png) Overview of a process: [Process overview](docs/screenshots/process_overview.png) Connections of a process: [Process connections](docs/screenshots/process_connections.png) Environment of a process: [Process environment](docs/screenshots/process_environment.png) Network: [Network](docs/screenshots/network.png) Disks: [Network](docs/screenshots/disks.png) Tailing a log: [Log](docs/screenshots/log.png) Searching a log: [Log search](docs/screenshots/log_search.png)
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*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the psdash README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.