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Using a BlinkStick to monitor the health of an ElasticSearch cluster

2015/09/16

BlinkStick is a USB powered LED that can be driven via a simple API from a programming language like Python. Since the status of an ElasticSearch cluster can be determined using three colors (green, yellow, red) a BlinkStick can be a nice visual aid in your monitoring infrastructure.  An easy proof of concept is to use the BlinkStick Website API that allows, given a token, for the color of your BlinkStick to be set remotely by your monitoring system for example. You can find such a proof of concept here: https://github.com/a-yiorgos/elastic-blink

BlinkStick, soldered

BlinkStick, soldered

Of course if you want a more elaborate and secure setup, it is possible. I had my 15 minutes of fun. YMMV.

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2 Responses to “Using a BlinkStick to monitor the health of an ElasticSearch cluster”

  1. kangelos Says:

    Nice, now have a look at zenoss


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