vsConsole is a tool for developers and testers which lets you easily tail log files on remote servers, monitor the status and version of applications deployed to your environments, and stay informed with broadcast messaging.
Quick and easy access to your server logs – tail your logs, scroll back in available history, bookmark log files in your browser. No more logins, passwords and ssh!
Application monitoring gives you the status and version of your web deployments at a simple glance – know your environment status and automatically track your versions.
Broadcast messaging allows your team to stay up to date with environment events – use it to let your team instantly know when servers are down, up, or being looked into.
Install vsAgent on the servers that have access to the log files - configure vsAgent with the permitted directories and file extensions to expose.
Deploy vsConsole to a java application server and configure it with the network address and port of each vsAgent installation.
View log files, see application status and version, and send/receive messages by viewing vsConsole in your browser.
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Yes, although, if you are a profitable company and you find vsConsole useful, please donate.
This software is designed for development purposes, not production systems. As such, it is not 'secure' - but vsAgent will only expose files that it is configured to (by directory and extension) although requests to vsAgent are not authenticated. Likewise, vsConsole does not require authentication to view those files.
No - vsConsole and vsAgent are implemented in Java, but they are used to view and tail any text files - it doesn't matter what application or platform produced them. vsConsole is downloaded as a WAR file, deployable to a Java Application Server such as Tomcat, Glassfish, Websphere, or Weblogic. vsAgent is a java application that can be installed and run as a service (Windows) or a daemon (Unix/Linux). If you are not familiar with Java Application Servers, don't worry - you can still be up and running with a few simple steps.
More functionality will be added to vsConsole over time. If you have thoughts about what you'd like to see added, then send them to 'paul at vamonossoftware.com'.