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A reusable Django app, that fetches and visualizes server health metrics.

Project Description

A reusable Django app, that fetches and visualizes server health metrics.

The data is fetched from the API app, that is installed on the client server.


To get the latest stable release from PyPi

pip install django-server-guardian

To get the latest commit from GitHub

pip install -e git+git://

TODO: Describe further installation steps (edit / remove the examples below):

Add server_guardian to your INSTALLED_APPS


Add the server_guardian URLs to your

urlpatterns = patterns('',
    url(r'^server-guardian/', include('server_guardian.urls')),

Don’t forget to migrate your database

./ migrate server_guardian

For simple color highlighting of the server status, you can include the following line to your template:

<link href="{% static "server_guardian/css/styles.css" %}" rel="stylesheet">

Reload now button

The server_list.html template includes a reload now button, which is useful for testing or if you don’t want to wait for the cron job to fire again. It requires jQuery and if you want to keep the default template, make sure, you have an extrajs block in your main.html template.

Note, that atm this will reload all servers, so it might take a bit if you have many servers configured.


Once you’ve installed the API app on the client server and added some endpoitns to your settings, as described there, you can go ahead and configure your servers.

Visit the Django admin for the server guardian, create a new Server object and fill out the fields.

API URL:This is the url, the API app is hooked in under on the client server.
Server name:You can simply name the server.
Token:You will need to create a token string, that you’ll add here and on the remote server.

The other fields are not to be edited and they will be overwritten every time the guardian fetches new data.

Finally you should schedule the management command guardian_fetch to run as often as you wish to update your server status (e.g. with cron).

Visit /server-guardian/ for health status overview.


There are a few settings, you can work with.


It’s likely, that you already have this setting. If not, please set it to the directory where your file is located.


Sets on which HTML status codes to send an email to the admins.

Default: SERVER_GUARDIAN_EMAIL_ON_STATUS = [403, 404, 405]


This setting gets a function assigned, that is passed to the user_passes_test decorator in the dashboard view.

Default: SERVER_GUARDIAN_DASHBOARD_VIEW_PERMISSION = lambda u: u.is_superuser


If you want to contribute to this project, please perform the following steps

# Fork this repository
# Clone your fork
mkvirtualenv -p python2.7 django-server-guardian
make develop

git co -b feature_branch master
# Implement your feature and tests
git add . && git commit
git push -u origin feature_branch
# Send us a pull request for your feature branch

In order to run the tests, simply execute tox. This will install two new environments (for Django 1.6 and Django 1.7) and run the tests against both environments.

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