Monitoring for Qlik Sense: Butler SOS v3 is out

The latest version fo Butler SOS is out, taking the version number to 3.0. 
A lot of the code has been fine tuned to better meet the needs of enterprise grade Qlik Sense deployments.

Docker (or some compatible container platform) is now the preferred and recommended way of running Butler SOS. Butler SOS has been developed and tested on Linux and Mac OS, but should in theory run also other Docker enabled platforms.

New features

Version 3 adds a few — but useful — features:

  • Per-server config option “serverGroup”. Use this to group or categorize servers, for example as being part of a production vs development Qlik Sense cluster. This enables the creation of Grafana dashboards that use Grafana variables to automatically show metrics for all PRODUCTION servers. This greatly simplifies using Butler SOS in large Qlik Sense environments, where servers are frequently added/removed. No need to manually update the Grafana dashboards any more.
  • Config option “queryPeriod” for controlling how far back querying for Sense log entries should be done. Used together with the logdb.pollingInterval setting, it is now possible to fine tune how often the Qlik Sense log database is queried for errors and warnings.

Breaking change

The format of the database where Butler SOS stores the data it retrieves has been slightly modified. 
Butler SOS v3.0 will not work with a database created by earlier Butler SOS versions. See the README file in the GitHub repository for further info on dealing with this.


Originally published at Ptarmigan Labs.