Time to forget show processlist for monitoring?

Disclaimer: I’m not specially an expert of benchmarking, this post is to compare different options. All comments and advices are welcome.

I’m not telling you anything new, the show processlist command is a fantastic command line tool for instant check.
But what about monitor your databases with this command embedded in a tool?

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What do you want to know about Glimpsee?


We have had some success with the introduction of Glimpsee last month. Merci !
I would like to thanks all of you who have registered and those who are interested in Glimpsee without even really knowing what’s going on.
It is really important for us to feel enthusiasm about our work, because we work hard to provide a tool that could improve your life.

We hope to offer a public beta release of Glimpsee before the end of the year and many more surprises before. Meanwhile, we would like to offer you an incomplete FAQ about Glimpsee, enjoy :

What is Glimpsee?


Glimpsee is a smart dashboard for lazy DBA (devops included)
The dashboard provides, as Software-as-a-Service, a new way to view the status of all your databases securely, anytime, everywhere and at a glance.


Does Glimpsee may replace my current monitoring tool?


Not really, glimpsee is not another monitoring tool.
We would like to offer you a simple tool you want to use in “real time”, something like a companion who helps you all day long.
Now, monitoring will be no longer boring, just pretty.


Does Glimpsee is in the cloud?!


Glimpsee is behind the cloud, it will be your daily sunshine…


How does it work?


As part of our overall system, the Glimpsee agent is the interface between your servers and our API.
We wanted to make a simple tool carried by a simple architecture.
A picture is worth than a long speech, welcome to the Glimpsee’s House!


What about security?


Be sure that all the communications between you and us are secured and encrypted.
Moreover, we emphasize that only “monitoring data” transit between your servers and our API.
That’s mean no server addresses, no queries, no user data, just love… Cause we love your data!


Does Glimpsee will be open source?


No, Glimpsee is a Software-as-a-Service tool.
But we care that everyone can use Glimpsee, so, we prepare nice stuff and an enjoyable pricing plan.


Why I would like to use Glimpsee after all?


Because you are so lazy and you would like to enjoy your life.


This is an incomplete FAQ because we would like to hear your questions, please comment.
Continue to support us, we need you!




Your databases in a glance with Glimpsee (sign up now!)


During the last months we’ve worked hard on a new and exiting project!

“We’re making it easier

to show your databases in a glance”


I’m very proud to reveal the project for the first time because I am convinced that Glimpsee will change the way you “watch” the status of your databases…

Glimpsee is not another monitoring tool, it is the easiest way we’ve found to make DBA’s life easier.

I can’t say more about Glimpsee at this point but keep in mind these few words: simple, simple and… simple!

An alpha release of Glimpsee is already running for a lucky few. Register now to be the firsts to discover Glimpsee!



Monitoring your monitoring tools (MONyog inside) !

Regardless of the monitoring tool you use to monitor your databases, it can be better to monitor this tool.
No, it’s not a joke ! Do you think you can have a benefit with a monitoring tool not connected to your servers ? ( without being alerted )

I choose to talk about MONyog here but this can apply to all existing monitoring tools.
I just want to share the message, the tool does not matter, so, do it !

So, let me explain how to control if you have fresh data with MONyog.
With MONyog it’s easy because it’s an agentless monitoring tool.

There are two ways to check that :

Per server general info :


For each server, you can find the last data updated date in the Monitors/Advisors tab.
The MySQL Availability in the dashboard is also usefull.

But it’s a per server information, so, that can be boring if you have a lot of databases servers.

General log file :

The default location for this file is MONyog_PATH/MONyog.log on your MONyog server.
You can find usefull informations there about MySQL, SFTP or SSH connexion failures for all your databases servers, in one place.

This log can also be used to detect client side errors if you don’t have access to the application servers.

Hope that can help, tell us what is the best method to do that with others monitoring tools like MySQL Enterprise Monitor.

Have a nice week-end.