On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 11:13:34AM -0400, Matt Wagner wrote:
On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 11:03:09AM -0400, Chris Lalancette wrote:
> > I still don't understand why this isn't a 20-minute task -- when you
> > something", log the action, user, and time to the Events table in an
> > after_save hook. We've been talking about wanting this sort of trail for
> > months, so I suspect it's more complicated, but I don't understand
> The problem is collecting the information. Sure, it would be a 20 minute task
> to get everything from the rails app, put it in a table, and then wrap UI
> around it. But it wouldn't be very interesting.
> What's actually interesting is what is happening in the outside world. Things
> like when your instances started in the backend clouds, when they stopped or
> crashed due to outside influence, etc. This requires integration with the
> scheduler to get that stuff, and then put it in the database. It's
> still not a huge task, but it needs a bit more munging to make it work.
It sounds to me like there are two separate things going on here.
The first is that we want, for reporting, an audit trail of who launched
what, where, and when.
The second is that we want to be able to do a better job of monitoring
components for their statuses. It sounds to me like this is more useful
for reporting/display purposes than for the audit trail, which I
perceive as being a log of user actions. But perhaps we want the two to
be blended -- "events" that happen, whether they're user-driven or not.
Does this sound accurate?
I think that's right.
* We want users to be able to see when they asked for an instance to
be started, and when they asked for it to be stopped.
* We want users to be able to see when the cloud actually launched
* We want users to be able to see when their instance crashed,
according to internal monitoring via an agent
* We want users to be able to see when the cloud thinks their instance
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