Introducing the Revamped Server UI

February 20 Bullet_white By Derek Bullet_white Posted in Features Bullet_white Comments Comments

If you are using the latest Scout agent, you'll notice a beautiful new view of your server metrics:

overview

The new server view combines several moving parts to deliver an at-a-glance, auto-refreshing view into your server with minimal effort.

Key Metrics at the top

CPU Usage, Memory Usage, Disk I/O, and Network Activity are the four key metrics for server performance. The new server view puts these at the top of the page, no scrolling required.

We're using d3 for all of the charts. We love the control (and the crisp, pixel-perfect charts). You'll also notice smooth transitions when your page refreshes every minute.

You don't need to install any plugins to collect these metrics, and Scout auto-detects new devices.

Key Metric Details

Click on an any of the overview charts for details.

memory

Processes

The new agent automatically collects process metrics. You'll see these processes listed on the page.

processes

Key Processes

Want more details on a process? Make a process a key process. You'll be able to view time series charts of any key process and add triggers on process metrics.

Plugins

You can toggle between viewing processes and your custom-installed plugins. We're using Isotope to provide a dense display of data - in many cases, the vertical screen hight will be half the height of the old server view.

You'll also see a sparkline bar chart for every metric a plugin reports. This makes it easy to identify trends across all of your server metrics.

plugins

Time Selection

You can change the end time and the duration (from 30 minutes to 1 day) on the server view to easily view past data or longer-range trends.

Upgrading

When you gem install scout on your server, you'll automatically be upgraded to the new UI. No data is lost when you upgrade - all existing plugins continue to report.

What's next?

We'll be taking major strides forward on the Scout experience in 2014. Next on our list? Charts and dashboards. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peaks.

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