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Oktawave Status Page: special service that present the current status of our infrastructure
Posted by PaweĊ‚ Gazda on 19.11.2015 22:41
We are pleased to announce a new dedicated service, so that our users will be able to check the current status of Oktawave infrastructure and our services. New service can be found at http://status.oktawave.com and will also include technical messages about the support and implementation tasks.

The core of the new service is based on alerts from our control mechanism, that continuously reports the operating status of individual elements of our platform. Running sensors have been grouped into aggregates corresponding to each service, which allows us to precisely clarifying their current status. It is these grouped sensors that Oktawave Status Page Service uses as a data source.

Oktawave Status Page Service can show three types of information:
  1. the status of the service (as an icon in the summary table),
  2. automatic messages (generated by the system in the timeline),
  3. messages entered by administrators (also available in the timeline).

 

Statuses

Infrastructure condition has been presented broken down into three states.

Service available
Service with limited capacity or availability
The service is unavailable


Service states are based on messages sent to the site by the monitoring system. The time it takes to update the site (which refreshes automatically) is about 55 seconds. Following detection of irregularities, the system automatically place a standard message. Our administrators will immediately begin to examine the notification and as soon as they have a wider knowledge they will post a more accurate description of the problem.

The most recent message is at the top of the page, others can be historically viewed on the timeline at the bottom of the site.



Automatic messages

Automatic messages are an extension of the functionality implemented by the graphical statuses. For each type of service and (in some cases) for each subregion, application is configured to post automatic messages about the observed change in status. During the service status change application waits for the specified time (10 minutes for OCI services, OVS, OPN, OCS and 20 minutes for others) with publication of the statement. If the status change actually takes longer time than previously estimated, a message is published.

 



Users can also subscribe the messages through the RSS and twitter, URL's are available at the top of the page.



API

Oktawave Status Page is equipped with a dedicated API that allows access to all the data which are presented on the website. The REST resources can be used to automate reading of the statuses by external applications. Sample solution could be an integration of sensors in the Nagios platform in client infrastructure.

At the top of the page there is a link to a special website where you can find documentation, broken down into separate sections, for example Clusters, Dictionaries or Messages. Exactly the same API mechanism is used by our service for displaying status.

API does not require any authentication.

 


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