Now this is a GUI
Scout customer RailsWare has implemented one of the best front-ends we’ve seen for Scout notifications—a real, physical stoplight on the wall of their offices:
Railsware constructed this awesome setup for their client, RatePoint. Yaroslav Lazor outlined the nuts and bolts:
- Notifications from several monitoring services (Scout, Pingdom, New Relic) are collected in an IMAP folder.
- A daemon monitors the inbox, and turns on the stoplight if necessary. The daemon also writes status to a database, where web-based and desktop-based notifications can also read and display status.
- When an issue is marked resolved, the daemon turns off the stoplight—everything is back to normal.
We love the idea of seeing a big, bold, physical presentation of system status up on the wall. Great job RailsWare and RatePoint for putting this together!