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From Sylvain Lebresne <>
Subject Re: admin web UI
Date Mon, 03 May 2010 15:46:50 GMT
For the record, I was just pointing #918 for the web admin gui part but
I totally agree and also think that a centralized management thingy is the
way to go.

On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 5:38 PM, Eric Evans <> wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-05-03 at 12:58 +0200, Sylvain Lebresne wrote:
>> Someone seems to be working on the idea. Don't know what's the status
>> exactly.
> #918 is to create a centralized, browser-based, management station,
> (FWIW, I think this is The Way).
> Earlier versions of Cassandra had an embedded web server on each node
> that displayed a few properties, including a non-graphical
> representation (a table) of the ring. We removed this webui because as
> time wore on, more and more people came around to the idea that it was
> better to put the time into JMX instrumentation and leave the job of
> monitoring/management to applications and developers better suited to
> that. Technically speaking, we removed it after this overall attitude
> resulted in lots of excellent work being put into JMX, while the webui
> suffered from chronic lack of maintenance.
> A webui has a certain gee-whiz factor, but when running a real cluster
> of any size, it's probably the least practical way to go about it IMO.
> --
> Eric Evans

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