Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Building DevOps dashboard using SolarWinds and Opserver

It's been a long time since I've started using Opserver - a monitoring system by the team at Stack Exchange. Opserver gives you a great overview of what's going on with your company's infrastructure, I am still really amazed by it's simplicity and the feature set.

Unfortunately, there is no "wallboard" mode in it, which could be used to show most important metrics at a single screen. So today I'll show how to use OpServer as an API for SolarWinds, and build DevOps dashboards in minutes, simply by accessing existing classes.