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MLDASH is a server monitoring system. It provides real-time information of a collection of servers to a web interface.

MLDASH can also support arbitrary data; it has been used as a telemetry system for an electric vehicle and for a scalable battery management system.

MLDASH in action circa 2011


npm install -g mldash
mldash-server <api key>

NPM may require sudo, depending on your configuration. Alternatively, you can run node server <api key> after npm install on this repository. Environment variables PORT, IP and KEY can be set to suit your setup.


You only need to run which has no local dependencies. Alternatively, with a global install on the client you may run mldash-reporter.

You'll also need to install lm-sensors and run sensors-detect to configure it. If you want to monitor a network device other than eth0 then specify it using the NDEV environment variable for now.

The reporter uses the requests python package, so make sure you have an up-to-date version with:

    sudo apt-get install python-pip
    sudo pip install requests --upgrade

The client expects the following:

./ <server URL> <key>

Example usage:

    git clone git://
    cd MLDASH
    npm install
    export PORT=8000
    node server banana
    # another terminal
    ./ http://localhost:8000 banana
    # open your browser
    open http://localhost:8000