Saturday, March 10, 2018

RPi-Monitor documentation

RPi-Monitor documentation is available (in early access - Work is still in progress).

Photo from flickr cc-by-nc-nd by pwkpwkpwk

This blog was gathering information example showing how RPi-Monitor could be installed, used and configured.  As RPi-Monitor become a mature software, we reached the limit of such blog based documentation. Then I dicided to gather all information, examples, tips and trick into one unique location: RPi-Monitor-docs.

Work in progress

As specified in introduction, the documentation is not completed yet and work is still in progress.

On some pages, you will see a "Work in progress" ribbon.
This means that data of the page is not yet validated and may contains mistake of fuzzy information.

Warning: The documentation is refering to v2.13 of RPi-Monitor which is not yet published. Some features such as snmp may not be present on your version of RPi-Monitor. But even if the current documentation is not fully completed, it should be clearer than articles of this blog.  So, RPi-Monitor-docs become from now the official source of documentation for RPi-Monitor.

A new logo

The next version of RPi-Monitor will introduce a new logo and a new catchline "Real time monitoring for embedded devices" because, even is RPi-Monitor was initially designed for Raspberry Pi, it can do much more...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

RPi-Monitor Docker Container

Michael Miklis did create a Docker image for RPi-Monitor. 
Let's have a look to the capabilities of this image and how to use this container.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

RPi-Monitor: Version 2.12 is available

The version 2.12-r0 of RPi-Monitor has been released.

If you don't know yet what RPI-Monitor do, have a look to RPi-Monitor Documentation.

...bug fixing...
Photo from flickr cc-by by Nguyen Vu Hung (vuhung)

What's new in this version?

This version is coming with few internal changes, improvement and mainly bug fixes to ensure compatibility with Raspbian (Stretch).

Here is the changelog of version 2.12-r0:
  • Fix interactive configuration mode to accept commands with parameters
  • Fix various bug occuring with raspbian stretch
  • Fix info updated packages after upgrade
  • Fix typos and other bugs
  • Add configuration and tools (/usr/share/rpimonitor/scripts/) for OrangePi and Allwinner_H3
Note: Due to a change on network interface name, it is not possible to create a generic configuration file which will work on every installation. If you want to activate this feature, you will need to do a customization of network.conf.

Keep in mind that RPi-Monitor is a tool designed to be customized to your need and it will never cover all the situation without customization. The default configuration files proposed are installed in a directory named template. These templates are showing examples of what can be done and should help you during the customization.

RPi-Monitor installation, customization and usage

To perform installation refer to RPi-Monitor Documentation.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

RPi-Monitor: Version 2.11 is available

Note: A new version of RPi-Monitor is available.
For alla details about RPi-Monitor refer to RPi-Monitor Documentation.

The version 2.11-r5 of RPi-Monitor has been released.

If you don't know yet what RPI-Monitor do, have a look to RPi-Monitor Overview.

RPi-Monitor is Still Alive (clip by Jonathan Coulton)

What's new in this version?
This version is coming with internal changes, improvement and bug fixes.

Here is the changelog of version 2.11-r5:
  • New repository hosted on to avoid issue with github
  • Add multicolumn view in status page for large screen
  • Add alert feature able to execute script when necessary (Recovery action, SMS, e-mail, etc.)
  • Add possibility to use result of KPI into source or in alert commands with keyword 'data.<kpi>' 
  • Add logfile in configurable destination (Default: /var/log/rpimonitor.log)
  • Add arch configuration files
  • Add possibility to set a default value for KPI when source is not existing
  • Add possibility to set interval to reduce the number of data extraction frequency
  • Set Status Page as default landing page
  • Bug fixes and cleanup code

Sunday, June 7, 2015

RPi-Monitor: Version 2.11 Beta is ready for test

The version 2.11 beta of RPi-Monitor is ready for test.

Photo from flickr cc-by by DaveBleasdale
Test and validation requires your help.

A new model of publication

I'm changing the way to publish RPi-Monitor. Until now, I was immediately publishing stable versions. From now, when version will be ready for publication, I will create a beta version and ask user to try and test this version. From my point of view, the quality of beta version will be the same as the previous release but it will let me the chance to correct or improve some features before official release.

Why changing the model of publication

RPi-Monitor has more and more functionalities and testing them become more and more complex. You are a user of RPi-Monitor and want to try the new feature in advance? You can then install this beta version and give your feedback on new functionalities and share your feeling about the current developments.

If you don't know yet what RPI-Monitor do, you should better install a stable releae and have a look to RPi-Monitor Overview.