Webinterface

Questions and answers on how to get the most out of FFAStrans
mrazik
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Re: Webinterface

Post by mrazik » Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:22 am

Hi @emcodem,

the metrics are awesome!

Can you please share the settings for the data source in Grafana?

Cheers,
mrazik
FFAStrans 1.2.0
Webinterface 1.2.0.2
Intel Xeon CPU E5-1620 v3 @ 3.5GHz - 8.00 GB RAM
Windows 10 Pro 64b

emcodem
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Re: Webinterface

Post by emcodem » Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:24 am

Hey @mrazik
nice to know that i didnt do the metrics for nothing :D

Not sure what you want to know, maybe it's best if you just check it out yourself.

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Webinterface\tools\install_metrics_server.bat
This will install grafana and prometheus services locally, preconfigured with my stuff. (service name will always start with ffastrans*)

Prometheus config:

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Webinterface\tools\prometheus\prometheus.yml
By default only this is enabled

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- targets: ['localhost:3003']
So this brings the data from ffastrans into prometheus.

Then you open grafana on localhost:3004 (user and pw is "admin) and you can check out how i did setup the ffastrans dashboard.

Further optional config:
Install the prometheus "windows exporter"

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Webinterface\tools\iinstall_metrics_clients.bat
And alter the last line in prometheus.yml

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- targets: ['localhost:9182','localhost:3003']
Then you have the cpu, network and disk stuff as well as ffastrans data.

I hope this gives you all infos you need?
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mrazik
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Re: Webinterface

Post by mrazik » Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:22 pm

Hi @emcodem,

you are the best!!!! Working like a charm!

Thank you!
FFAStrans 1.2.0
Webinterface 1.2.0.2
Intel Xeon CPU E5-1620 v3 @ 3.5GHz - 8.00 GB RAM
Windows 10 Pro 64b

mrazik
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Re: Webinterface

Post by mrazik » Sat May 08, 2021 10:25 pm

Hi @emcodem,

I think there is an issue in metrics, as "Queued" shows always zero.

Also would be awesome to have also "Error" metrics ;)

Cheers,
mrazik
FFAStrans 1.2.0
Webinterface 1.2.0.2
Intel Xeon CPU E5-1620 v3 @ 3.5GHz - 8.00 GB RAM
Windows 10 Pro 64b

emcodem
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Re: Webinterface

Post by emcodem » Mon May 10, 2021 6:46 am

@mrazik
well queued might always be zero because you dont have any queued jobs? :D Only manual submitted and API submitted jobs can actually really raise the queued count. Watchfolders basically inly raise the incoming count... Might that be your problem?
Sure Error metrics will be working soon :D
emcodem, wrapping since 2009 you got the rhyme?

mrazik
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Re: Webinterface

Post by mrazik » Mon May 10, 2021 7:09 am

Hi @emcodem,

all jobs are manually started, queued shown correctly in webinterface, but not in metrics....
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mrazik
FFAStrans 1.2.0
Webinterface 1.2.0.2
Intel Xeon CPU E5-1620 v3 @ 3.5GHz - 8.00 GB RAM
Windows 10 Pro 64b

emcodem
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Re: Webinterface

Post by emcodem » Mon May 10, 2021 8:12 pm

hmmm interesting that should be already working i guess, will repair (or ask in case i cannot reproduce ^^)
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Noqras
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Re: Webinterface

Post by Noqras » Sun May 16, 2021 5:02 am

Hello,

Trying the latest version of the Webinterface 1.2.0.2. This is on a Windows 2008 R2 box for my farm environment. Trying to run server.exe Node.js is only supported on Windows 8.1 or Windows server 2012 r2 or higher and it says I could try setting NODE_SKIP_PLATFORM_CHECK to 1 to skip the check, not quite sure where that is yet.

I'm also having difficulty running the service installer from a UNC path where my FFAStrans runs from for the farm due to possibly command prompt not allowing UNC path as the current directoy.

What's the best way to run this on Windows 7/Server 2008 R2? Also, any tips on the UNC path?
FFAStrans 1.2.0
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2x HP SL230s
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit

emcodem
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Re: Webinterface

Post by emcodem » Mon May 17, 2021 5:08 pm

Hey @Noqras

ok so the bad news is that i stay on the latest nodejs for many reasons and nodejs don't want to support server 2008 or win7 in recent versions. Also i don't have any test box with the outdated OS anymore.
From a quick research, it looks like nodejs supported win7 and co. in version <14. If you really must get this working, i could guide you how to try to build your own server.exe from source but honestly i personally don't want to officially support outdated OS versions too. It would be kind of misleading for users because it would make the impression that it's kind of OK to keep on runing those old Windows versions while it is in fact kind of a huge security issue.

However, you will always receive help from me (until the problem is solved, no matter how long it takes) if you ask in this forum and keep working with me, it is just in this case i will not present the final solution ready to use but require a little personal engagement from you.
Lemme know your thougts please.

About UNC path, what you see should just be a warning but it should still work after all. But after all the webinterface is a little different to ffastrans, it is not really designed to run from UNC share but from a local location instead. However, from experience it should be just a warning that you see but it should not influence operation at all.
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Noqras
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Re: Webinterface

Post by Noqras » Thu May 20, 2021 3:38 am

@emcodem

Well that is certainly understandable. At this point my encoding farm is basically dedicated to FFAStrans anyway so I might as well upgrade to Windows server 2012 R2 or possibly even Windows 10, I'll probably be heading that route with this.

Thanks for the help on the UNC path as well.
FFAStrans 1.2.0
HP DL360p Gen8 - 2x Intel Xeon E5-2670 - 32GB RAM
2x HP SL230s
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit

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