Friday, January 24, 2014

CopperEgg Servers Map

Just been having a play with a cool new "beta" feature from CopperEgg, it's called Servers Map.

I strongly suggest those who are interested give it try. Great tool for understanding what's talking to what within your infrastructure (and your web application).

For those of you not familiar with CopperEgg, they are a "Cloud Computing Systems Management" company. There products mostly fall into the SaaS category with monthly subscription payment models. 

CopperEgg requires a small agent to be installed on the servers or instances you wish to monitor. You get an API key which links each agent to your account.

As soon as the agent is installed, literately seconds later, your CopperEgg dashboard lights up with some fantastic information.

There are heaps of other features so I won't go into them all, the usual suspects are there, including alerting, reporting, dashboard etc. I'm definitely becoming a big fan.

You can register for a free 13 day trial of CopperEgg and it's excellent monitoring service @

Definitely worth a butchers hook.

Here is a sample of the output that you can get from Servers Map. Shows which services and applications are using what ports to communicate with other stuff both on you local network and the outside world.

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My name is Mitch Beaumont and I've been a technology professional since 1999. I began my career working as a desk-side support engineer for a medical devices company in a small town in the middle of England (Ashby De La Zouch). I then joined IBM Global Services where I began specialising in customer projects which were based on and around Citrix technologies. Following a couple of very enjoyable years with IBM I relocated to London to work as a system operations engineer for a large law firm where I responsible for the day to day operations and development of the firms global Citrix infrastructure. In 2006 I was offered a position in Sydney, Australia. Since then I've had the privilege of working for and with a number of companies in various technology roles including as a Solutions Architect and Technical team leader.