New Hub feature: Cloud server monitoring

Ladies and gentle geeks, I'm proud to announce we've just pushed out 100% free basic server monitoring to all TurnKey Hub accounts. This should make it easier to keep tabs on the health and performance of your cloud servers. Existing Hub users don't need to do anything to enjoy this new feature. It just works.

A better server dashboard

As you can see in the screenshot below, the server dashboard now includes thumbnail graphs of CPU utilization, disk IO and network traffic for the last hour:

Hub dashboard metric thumbnails

Give me more!

Alright, so instead of the last hour, you want data on how your server was doing last night? Or last week? No problem. CloudWatch samples performance at 5 minute intervals, and stores up to two weeks worth of data.

Clicking on the thumbnail graph pops up a larger interactive graph that lets you zoom in and out, sample performance metrics ondifferent timescales (e.g., hourly, daily, weekly, etc.) and move back and forward in time:

Hub detailed metrics

No installation, monitoring agents required

You don't need to install or configure any monitoring agents, because the Hub pulls statistics directly from Amazon's CloudWatch API. CloudWatch in turn gets its data directly from the virtualized hardware layer running underneath your server's operating system.


Jeremy Davis's picture

Nice one guys. Nothing like a bit of value adding to an already great product!

Liraz Siri's picture

Thanks Jeremy! We're using the Hub for all our cloud deployments, so when a feature is lacking or something doesn't quite work right I talk it over with Alon and we figure out how to make things better.

A couple of weeks ago it was... "wouldn't it be great if the Hub plugged into the CloudWatch API to give us embedded monitoring?"

Chris Musty's picture

Love it!

It just keeps getting better!

I am so impressed all my sentences will have exclamations after them!

Chris Musty


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Liraz Siri's picture

Feel free to express your enthusiasm with as many exclamation marks as you feel the occasion warrants!

L. Arnold's picture

Am I reading .007 per hour in that screenshot there?  Non reserved is .025.  Does it drop so much or is that an amazon test cost on the backend?  


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