Cabot – monitoring and alerts service

Cabot is a self-hosted infrastructure monitoring platform that provides some of the best features of PagerDuty, Server Density, Pingdom and Nagios without their cost and complexity.

It provides a web interface that allows you to monitor services (e.g. “Stage Redis server”, “Production ElasticSearch cluster”) and send telephone, SMS or hipchat/email alerts to your on-duty team if those services start misbehaving or go down – all without writing a line of code. You can use data that you’re already pushing to Graphite/statsd to generate alerts, rather than implementing and maintaining a whole new system of data collectors.

Cabot is not actively maintained.

Features include:

  • Self-hosted watchdog for websites and infrastructure. Monitor logical services – running on one machine or 100 nodes – as logical units. Instead of (or rather, as well as) monitoring your Hadoop cluster’s disk usage, you can make sure you get alerts when the response time for your ElasticSearch-based search API crosses a threshold, or when a particular database on your Redis server grows past a certain size.
  • Monitor – watch Graphite metrics, Jenkins jobs and web endpoints for issues.
  • Aggregate – group logically related triggers into services and physically related into instances dashboards.
  • Alert support staff to issues by phone, SMS, Hipchat or email.

Website: cabotapp.com
Support:
Developer: Arachnys Information Services Ltd and individual contributors
License: MIT License

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