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Apache Flink Web Dashboard

The web dashboard is work in progress towards the new Flink runtime monitor. In particular, it will provide the following missing features of the current web dashboard:

  • Live progress monitoring (via live accumulators)
  • A graph view of the program, as it is executed.
  • A REST style API to access the status of individual jobs.
  • A more modular design

The dashboard listens at http://localhost:8081.

The new web dashboard is work in progress. It starts an HTTP server (by default at port 8081) that serves the new web pages and additional background requests.

Server Backend

The server side of the dashboard is implemented using Netty with Netty Router for REST paths. The framework has very lightweight dependencies.

The code is regular Java code built via Maven. To add additional request handlers, follow the example of the org.apache.flink.runtime.webmonitor.handlers.JobSummaryHandler.

Dashboard Frontend

The web dashboard is implemented using angular.js. The dashboard build infrastructure uses node.js. The dashboard files are all pre-built, so one can try it out without building it.

Preparing the Build Environment

Depending on your version of Linux, Windows or MacOS, you may need to manually install node.js and bower.

Ubuntu Linux

Install node.js by following these instructions.

Verify that the installed version is at least 2.11.3, via npm -version.

Install bower via

sudo npm install -g bower

Verify that the installed version is at least 1.4.1, via bower -version.

Install gulp via

sudo npm install -g gulp

Verify that the installed version is at least 3.9.0, via gulp -version.


The build process downloads all requires libraries via the node.js package management tool (npm) and the bower dependency management tool. The final build tool is gulp.

cd flink-runtime-web/web-dashboard
npm install
bower install

The dashboard code is under /app. The result of the build process is under /web.


When developing the dashboard, every change needs to recompile the files and update the server:

cd flink-runtime-web/web-dashboard
cd ../../flink-dist
mvn -DskipTests clean package

To simplify continuous development, one can use a standalone proxy server, together with automatic re-compilation:

  1. Edit the file app/scripts/ Comment/uncomment the lines that define the jobServer URL.
  2. Re-compile the files via gulp. By calling gulp watch, the build-tool autocompiles future changes.
  3. Start the proxy server via node server.js
  4. Access the dashboard at http://localhost:3000