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Monitoring Your PiCluster with Elasticsearch and Kibana

PiCluster is a simple way to manage Docker containers on multiple hosts. It will work on x86 or ARM CPU architectures that can run Docker and Node.js. PiCluster 2.3 will be out soon and I wanted to share the exciting new Elasticsearch integration currently in the dev branch.  Traditionally, PiCluster had the ability to store its log output in Elasticsearch. Starting in PiCluster 2.3, node metrics such as disk, cpu, and memory utilization is stored also. With this ability, users can easily view their host metrics over time.

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My Interview about PiCluster on Coder Radio

I was very happy to have been interviewed on CoderRadio! We had a great discussion on how PiCluster started and programming in general. I like that I was able to talk about my life’s work in open source. We discussed how I started my first project MephistoBackup and how hard it is to get community involvement in an open source project.  This blog was also featured and I explained what linux-toys.com is all about. Finally,  I was able to talk about my other main Project Cloud Explorer and the exciting features that it has.

I embedded the interview in this post so you can watch it easily here or on YouTube.

Thank you JupiterBroadcasting for having me on CoderRadio. I was always a big fan of the network.  Their wonderful content helped me get back into Linux in their early days with the Linux Action Show. Their shows are very inspirational and I hope that you will also learn a lot about the Linux ecosystem and become a fan.

Announcing PiCluster 2.0 – Even Better Container Management

I am pleased to announce PiCluster version 2.0!  In case you are unfamiliar with PiCluster, it is a container management tool written in Node.js used to manage Docker containers.  It has been a long journey this past year coming up with new features and trying to community involvement. In this post, I will go over the contributions that the community has made for this release and discuss the exciting new feature:  automatic container failover to different hosts.

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