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From Łukasz Dywicki <>
Subject Re: Proof of concept for Camel Web Interface
Date Thu, 16 Aug 2012 10:19:55 GMT
Hey Preben,
There is another thread on dev list about camel-web improvements. Maybe you can join forces
with Michal and work together?

Best regards,

Wiadomość napisana przez Preben.Asmussen w dniu 15 sie 2012, o godz. 18:06:

> Hi Lars
> I had a look at Jolokia last year and was impressed by it's usability for
> exposing jmx using http. Basically I wanted to use the Camel stats. for
> monitoring purposes for our custom monitoring system.
> At the end I found that the jmx stats wasn't enough to give you a reliable
> picture of the health of a Camel integration. Something is missing eg. the
> ability to check if a given resource being consumed by camel eg. a db, ftp
> or file is working. Camel will only give you statistics (failure, completed
> asf. ) when an exchange is being processed, and not if for example a db is
> down (using the jpa consumer here).
> At the end I developed a small monitoring capability for Camel that exposes
> a rest interface for all our routes deployed. This monitor internally uses
> the jmx stats to see if there has been any activity on the route within a
> configurable interval of MS. If any activity it will use the stats to
> determine if the route should report it's health as OK, WARN or ERROR. 
> If no activity has been on the route it will run a Secondary target, meaning
> a custom monitoring component that will check the consumer's endpoint. These
> secondary targets are eg. a db, file, ftp resources with the purpose to
> checks if the resource is available and in good state (reporting the same
> stats as above).
> When the integration is deployed as a war each Camel context has it's own
> monitor.xml where monitoring rules are set up for the integration, exposing
> a rest interface for that component.
> The only thing needed now is a integration monitor that knows each component
> (Camel context/war) deployed and it's rest endpoint. The integration monitor
> runs in intervals and collects stats from each component, builds a
> correlated view of the hole platform's health and exposes that as a rest
> endpoint. 
> This can then be consumed by in our case HP Openview to report on platform
> health. Besides that a gui is available.
> Preben
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