Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #crimsonfu, 2015-10-14

crimsonfu - sysadmins who code

| Channels | #crimsonfu index | Today | | Search | Google Search | Plain-Text | summary

All times shown according to UTC.

Time Nick Message
06:51 Azgarech joined #crimsonfu
08:36 sivoais joined #crimsonfu
08:46 sivoais joined #crimsonfu
08:57 sivoais joined #crimsonfu
09:07 sivoais joined #crimsonfu
09:17 sivoais joined #crimsonfu
09:27 sivoais joined #crimsonfu
09:37 sivoais joined #crimsonfu
09:48 sivoais joined #crimsonfu
09:48 sivoais joined #crimsonfu
09:58 sivoais joined #crimsonfu
10:08 sivoais joined #crimsonfu
10:19 sivoais joined #crimsonfu
10:29 sivoais joined #crimsonfu
10:39 sivoais joined #crimsonfu
10:46 Azgarech1 joined #crimsonfu
10:49 sivoais joined #crimsonfu
10:59 sivoais joined #crimsonfu
14:25 pdurbin are the cool kids using http://prometheus.io these days? please see my comment at https://github.com/IQSS/dataverse/issues/2595#issuecomment-148065637
14:27 pdurbin or should I use Ganglia?
14:54 bene what are you trying to do?
14:54 bene just graph stats from the jvm?
14:57 pdurbin stats from glassfish
14:57 pdurbin which runs on the jvm
14:58 pdurbin and in addition to graphing, perhaps an email, an alert, would be sent when a critical threshold is reached
14:58 pdurbin standard monitoring stuff
15:28 bene is this just for you or something you want to bundle with dvn?
15:43 pdurbin we could bundle it. I'll go add it to this: Dataverse Installation Monitoring Functional Requirements Document (FRD): https://docs.google.com/document/d/11YDzhuilIXktld6PSTv3hgcdJyenEBUO-ooUqJlRpbc/edit?usp=sharing
16:20 dotplus ganglia is an older project, which might mean "feels old fashioned" or "mature" depending on your point of view. Comments: 1) it *wants* multicast but doesn't require it 2) it's aimed at collecting standard (system) metrics from clusters (think "grid computing" (remember that?) and/or the HPC world) and it feels like it. 3) It's coming from the metrics end of the spectrum rather than the alerting end, although like most of the tools it can ...
16:20 dotplus ... be made to do the other end than its primary focus.
16:21 dotplus if this is your thing, go for it, it's good stuff. If that doesn't sound like your use case/world, you might find you're trying to use a screwdriver to drive a nail.
16:22 bene yeah, ganglia is probably not a good choice
16:22 dotplus 4) The docs are hidden: https://github.com/ganglia/monitor-core/wiki
16:22 bene grid computing is still very much a thing
16:24 dotplus yeah, that was a joke, because arguably grid computing was never really anything but a marketing term. Until last year, I was supporting various HPC clusters and the country's largest supercomputer
16:25 bene what country was that?
16:25 dotplus usa
16:25 bene i think the grid vs cluster descriptors are somewhat useful
16:25 dotplus titan (ornl.gov)
16:26 bene i.e. single vs multi admin, relative hardware homogeneity vs very diverse, predictable networking vs internet-connected madness
16:26 bene cool
16:27 bene when i worked at HMS we had one of the first biomed applications running on open science grid
16:29 dotplus perhaps they're useful terms. I don't pretend to be a Real HPC person, I was supporting the standard infrastructure there. There were (small) teams for the Cray and for the clusters, so I got exposure to some HPC things, but in many ways it was not that much different any other similarly sized environment from my perspective.
16:39 bene monit looks interesting as a baked-into-the-application-environment monitoring tool
16:39 bene do you provide AMIs or other machine images for dvn?
16:44 another_larsks joined #crimsonfu
17:07 bene___ joined #crimsonfu
17:07 dotplus joined #crimsonfu
17:07 dotplus joined #crimsonfu
17:08 pdurbin joined #crimsonfu
17:11 Azgarech joined #crimsonfu
17:19 bene_______ bummer
17:19 bene_______ lost my nick registration
17:19 pdurbin heh
17:20 pdurbin we need to reboot this conversation. it got cut off here: http://irclog.perlgeek.de/crimsonfu/2015-10-14#i_11374297
17:21 pdurbin people have asked for VMware images for Dataverse: https://github.com/IQSS/dataverse/issues/2280
17:24 bene_______ this feels fake man
17:24 bene_______ it's no longer spontaneous
17:24 bene_______ there's no life to this conversation
17:25 bene_______ we're just parroting lines so the bot can write bits into the magnetic field of the cosmos
17:25 pdurbin heh
17:25 pdurbin I wish I hadn't closed my buffer. I'd just "up arrow" and spew the same lines. :)
17:26 bene_______ 12:38 <  dotplus> anyway, to answer pdurbin's real question, he probably doesn't want ganglia. If you know ganglia and know it meets your need, it works, it's mature and extensible with modules (in python or C). If you're looking for a modern, generic approach to threshold-based alerting, storing timeseries data and graphing that data, you'll want to look elsewhere
17:26 bene_______ 12:45 <  pdurbin> bene: users have asked for VMware images of Dataverse: https://github.com/IQSS/dataverse/issues/2280
17:26 bene_______ 12:47 <  pdurbin> oh, and we call it "Dataverse" now. "DVN" is a legacy term referring to the old 3.x version
17:26 bene_______ 12:48 <  pdurbin> I only recently learned what a grid is: "We have defined Grids as being concerned with enabling coordinated resource sharing and problem solving in dynamic, multi-institutional virtual organizations." http://www.mcs.anl.gov/papers/P1075.pdf
17:26 bene_______ 12:50 <  pdurbin> bene: yes, I'm all for letting people installing Dataverse decide where to dump stats. I'm just
17:27 pdurbin just what? what?
17:27 bene_______ 12:50 <  pdurbin> bene: yes, I'm all for letting people installing Dataverse decide where to dump stats. I'm just asking which tool people like. sound like not Ganglia :)
17:27 bene_______ 12:54 <     bene> whatever solution you end up with can be the basis for the performance parts of your automated acceptance testing
17:27 bene_______ 12:54 <     bene> i would have that be a goal anyway
17:27 bene_______ 12:55 <  pdurbin> bene: please hold that thought
17:27 pdurbin well, I don't want to dictate the solution
17:27 pdurbin "you must use ganglia"
17:27 pdurbin I don't care what people use
17:27 pdurbin I just want pretty graphs
17:29 pdurbin and I want people who run our software to easily capture stats if they want to
17:29 pdurbin hence the script I wrote
18:25 Azgarech joined #crimsonfu

| Channels | #crimsonfu index | Today | | Search | Google Search | Plain-Text | summary

crimsonfu - sysadmins who code