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Web User-Interface for SysDB
The SysDB web user-interface provides a graphical client application for
browsing and querying the system database.
What is SysDB?
“System DataBase” (SysDB) is a multi-backend system management and inventory
collection service. It stores system and inventory information about
hardware and software systems. This information is (continuously) collected
from various configurable backends (inventory services, monitoring services,
etc.) and stored in a graph-like hierarchy of generic objects. The store may
be queried through a generic interface independent of the active backends.
Object names are canonicalized before they are added to the store to ensure
a consistent view of your infrastructure.
The central object type is a host, which generally represents a physical or
virtual machine or any other type of physical resource. Hosts, in turn, may
reference a list of services which represent any kind of logical resource
like a software system. Both, hosts and services, may reference a list of
attributes which represent further information about the respective host or
service object. For example, attributes may specify static information like
a host's architecture or the software version. A host may also reference a
list of metrics which are references to performance data stored about the
host. SysDB supports querying the respective time-series from a backend's
data store.
SysDB is free and open source software, licensed under the 2-clause BSD
license. See COPYING for details.
Install the web-interface
The SysDB webui is written in Go. It can be installed along with all of its
dependencies as easy as running the following command:
go get
This will download and install the packages and all of their dependencies
into GOPATH. See ‘go help get’ for more details.
Running the web-interface
The SysDB webui is a standalone web application. It can run all on its own
but it can also be put behind a reverse proxy (e.g. using Apache or nginx).
It is composed of a dynamic application and a set of static files (images
and style-sheets) which are shipped along with the source distribution. You
can start the application using the following command, using the --address
option to point it at a running SysDB daemon:
./webui \
--address=/var/run/sysdbd.sock \
--listen=:8080 \
--static-path=$GOPATH/src/ \
You can then access the interface by pointing your browser at
While the webui is a standalone application, most of its functionality is
implemented in a reusable library allowing to integrate it into other
software written in Go.
* The core of the SysDB web server.
It makes use of the following packages:
* (and related packages): A SysDB client
The documentation for all Go packages is included with the source code in a
way compatible with the godoc tool. As such, it can be viewed and browsed
online at <>.
Getting Help
Various channels for asynchronous and real-time communication with
developers and users are available. See <> for
details about the mailing list, IRC channel, and social media.
Sebastian “tokkee” Harl <>
Want to contribute? Check out the website <> for details.