The uptime Solutions group has been hard at work enhancing the up.time experience. We recently released The Grid, which centralizes all of the up.time plug-in monitors we have available. In addition, we are now happy to announce, a brand new tool: The up.time Plugin Manager.
The ability to expand and extend the capabilities of a monitoring solution like up.time is essential in a world where new technologies are created every day. However, software that’s not quick and easy to deploy can often end up being a painful and long project for the sys-admins. If any software requires more than 15 minutes to get started, or if you have to open up a command prompt on Windows, it can be done better. In contrast, if the software allows me to create my own plugins and import them in the same way, then we have a winner. This is exactly what we’ve done for you.
So, how easy is the up.time Plug-in Manager to use? Once it’s installed, all plugins are installed via the standard up.time UI you’re already familiar with.
- Just click ‘Browse,’
- Select the plugin file,
- Click ‘Upload’ (it will display information about the plugin monitor(s) info, file info, etc),
- Click on ‘Install’.
That’s it, and in just a few mouse clicks!
That’s not to say that everything out there will be this magical. A couple of monitors still require an agent-side script that needs to be installed manually, but this is still very quick and easy to do.
We plan on continuing to enhance this cool new tool. If this sounds like something you want to use, here it is:
Additional Resources for the up.time Plugin Manager:
- Video: How to use the up.time Plugin Manager
- Video: How to install the up.time Plugin Manager on Windows
- Video: How to install the up.time Plugin Manager on Linux / Solaris