Monday, October 27, 2008

SolView moves ahead

I've been working on a few new features in SolView, and it's about time for a new release. So that's version 0.45 out of the door.

The major feature this time is a sneak peek of a prototype I've put together for the System Explorer. See the image here for a sample:



You can see the left hand panel containing a tree view of the various bits of the system that SolView has found. Selecting any of them show whatever information I can find - either by running external commands, or by using JKstat to grab statistics.

This is both skeletal and a prototype. But it does try to answer the question: what's in my system, and how do the bits relate to each other? It's the relationships that I'm trying to capture: so I have a disk, but what's it used for, and where's the load on it coming from? And there's clearly a lot more to do in this regard.

3 comments:

Jean-Claude Vandonghen said...

Hi Peter,
Great job. I've already started to explore jkstat and it really is interesting if you want a quick and comprehensive visual state of your system. I shall try and post a review in French on www.drzz.net ASAP.
Keep up the good work.
Jean-Claude

Ewald Ertl said...

Hi Peter,
Have seen a blog reference to your new
version of solview.
It is a real great job you are doing.

Thank you
Ewald

Anonymous said...

Interesting, question though does it gracefully handle the situation where you have thousands of zfs files systems? I have a server that has over 16K zfs files systems.