Remote monitoring for HTTP applications
A remote monitoring application using Node.js, MongoDB, and Twitter Bootstrap.
You can watch a demo screencast on Vimeo.
- Monitor thousands of websites (powered by Node.js asynchronous programming)
- Tweak frequency of monitoring on a per-check basis, up to the second
- Receive instant web alerts on every page when a check goes down (thanks socket.io)
- Record availability statistics for further reporting (powered by MongoDB)
- Detailed uptime reports with animated charts (powered by Flotr2)
- Monitor availability, responsiveness, average response time , and total uptime/downtime
- Get details about failed checks (HTTP error code, etc.)
- Group checks by tags and get reports by tag
- Familiar web interface (powered by Twitter Bootstrap 2.0)
- Complete API for integration with third-party monitoring services
- Easy installation and zero administration
Uptime 3.0 requires Node.js 0.8 (if you're stuck with Node 0.6, try Uptime v1.4, available as a tag and on npm).
One line install:
> npm install node-uptime
Alternatively, clone the repository from GitHub and install dependencies using npm:
> git clone git://github.com/fzaninotto/uptime.git > npm install
Lastly, start the application with:
> node app.js
If you have been using uptime 1.0 or 2.0, you have to execute the migration script before using the new release.
> node models/migrations/upgrade2to3
By default, the web UI runs on port 8082, so just browse to
And you're ready to begin. Create your first check by entering an URL, wait for the first ping, and you'll soon see data flowing through your charts!
Uptime uses node-config to allow YAML configuration and environment support. Here is the default configuration, taken from
mongodb:server: localhostdatabase: uptimeuser: rootpassword:connectionString: # alternative to setting server, database, user and password separatelymonitor:name: originapiUrl: ''pollingInterval: 10000 # ten secondstimeout: 5000 # five secondsuserAgent: NodeUptime/1.3 (https://github.com/fzaninotto/uptime)analyzer:updateInterval: 60000 # one minuteqosAggregationInterval: 600000 # ten minutespingHistory: 8035200000 # three monthsautoStartMonitor: trueserver:port: 8082
To modify this configuration, create a
development.yaml or a
production.yaml file in the same directory, and override just the settings you need. For instance, to run Uptime on port 80 in production, create a
production.yaml file as follows:
Node that Uptime works great behind a proxy - it uses the http_proxy environment variable transparently.
Heavily browsing the web dashboard may slow down the server - including the polling monitor. In other terms, using the application can influence the uptime measurements. To avoid this effect, it is recommended to run the polling monitor in a separate process.
To that extent, set the
autoStartMonitor setting to
false in the
production.yaml, and launch the monitor by hand:
> node monitor.js & > node app.js
You can also run the monitor in a different server. This second server must be able to reach the API of the dashboard server: set the
monitor.apiUrl setting accordingly in the
production.yaml file of the monitor server.
You can even run several monitor servers in several datacenters to get average response time. In that case, make sure you set a different
monitor.name setting for all monitor servers to be able to tell which server make a particular ping.
Uptime provides plugins that you can enable to add more functionality.
To enable plugins, create a
plugins/index.js module. This module must offer a public
init() method, where you will require and initialize plugin modules. For instance, to enable only the
// in plugins/index.jsrequire'./console'init;
Currently supported plugins:
console: log pings and events in the console in real time
You can add your own plugins under the
plugins directory. A plugin is simply a module with a public
init() method. For instance, if you had to recreate a simple version of the
console plugin, you could write it as follows:
// in plugins/console/index.jsvar CheckEvent = require'../../models/checkEvent';CheckEventon'afterInsert'checkEventfindCheckconsole.log + checkname + checkEventisGoDown ? ' goes down' : ' goes back up';;;
All Uptime entities emit lifecycle events that you can listen to on the Model class. These events are
beforeSave (called for both inserts and updates),
afterSave (called for both inserts and updates),
afterRemove. For more information about these events, check the mongoose-lifecycle plugin.
The Uptime code is free to use and distribute, under the MIT license.
Uptime uses third-party libraries:
- NodeJS, licensed under the MIT License,
- Socket.io, licensed under the MIT License,
- MongooseJS, licensed under the MIT License,
- jQuery, licensed under the MIT License,
- TwitterBootstrap, licensed under the Apache License v2.0,
- Flotr2, licensed under the MIT License.
- Favicon, distributed under the Free Art License.
If you like the software, please help improving it by contributing PRs on the GitHub project!
- Allow email alerts in case of non-availability (not sure if this should be part of the lib)
- Account for scheduled maintenance (and provide two QoS calculations: with and without scheduled maintenance)
- Unit tests