Announcing Serverboards 17.04 Alcyone.
What is Serverboards
Serverboards is a centralized control panel to manage, monitor and automate your cloud apps.
With it you register the Cloud Apps or Services you use day to day, and create dashboards to monitor the state. From the service definition itself you can access management of each service as available, you can create automated rules to do some actions on some conditions, and you can see an overview of all your system in our Dashboard.
Having all your services centralized allow to create connections, for example so that if something changes in a service, an action is taken in another.
Serverboards can register all the information about your services, be it public information, or private access credentials. Depending on how much information you provide you can use different features.
Serverboards provides dashboards by project, so that you can monitor the status of your infrastructure in one sight.
Create rules to act over the monitored services, creating automatic responses on the very same services or others.
Create your rules, and relax.
Create manually or automatically issues to keep track of the work that has to be done. Automatically for service status depedant issues, as web site is down, or manually just for task tracking.
It also includes automatic notification, using the channels you prefer, as email or telegram.
Plugin based system
About this release
This is the fist public release of Serverboards and we are proud of it!
It took us a prototype, many experiments, a lot of real world internal usage, countless hours and more than two years to develop the current version.
During this time gathered intel about what are the most common and useful actions our user would want to use, and created a single package for it.
But there are many use cases we don’t know exist. Please, let us know how would you like to use Serverboards, and what it does not do for you yet.
We will release new versions of the stable software if we find and fix bugs
related to this release. All new development will continue on an unstable
branch. If you want to live the bleeding edge, check the documentation as we
will provide a method to subscribe to nightly builds. You can also download the
master branch from github.
There are some use manuals, and we will keep adding more at the documentation section.
The future: Serverboards
17.07 17.10 and more
We want Serverboards to be a fast adapting software, specially as it is so
We plan to do stable releases every 3 months, and nightly build every
EDIT: Finally we decided to go for a 6 months cadence, so we have more time to develop new features, compared to preparing the release. So, next version will be 17.10.
There is a Roadmap available with what we would like to see into 17.07. We can not promise that everything will go in, but we will try. As the more important points is a redesing for the main interface that could not get into 17.04 and improved rules.
There is also longer term roadmap available.
There are also ideas, to be confirmed, to have the first Long Term Support slated for 18.04. That version will be supported for two years.