Fleet Manager Basics

Fleet Manager Monitoring

Fleet Manager enables you to monitor all your Iguana Instances in a centralized web interface. Simply register your Iguana Servers and then you can view statistics, and server message logs — statistics are also available as graphs so you see performance over time. You can display the Dashboard on any modern web browser — which means you can monitor on most devices.

fleet manager dashboard

One possible use case is to display the Dashboard on a large screen in the office — so you can see at a glance if your Iguana servers are up and running. Because we designed Fleet Manager as a monitoring tool the Dashboard view is always available whether you are logged in or not — though you will need to login to view logs, graphs and perform administration.

Fleet Manager Dashboard

This is the central management screen for Fleet Manager. From here you can see all your registered Iguana instances, add new servers, see the server status, uptime, number of channels etc. You can also drill down to see more detailed servers statistics, and you can view those statistics as graphs.

Make sure you are on the Dashboard, if not then click Iguana Servers in the menu bar:
Iguana servers fleet manager menu bar

Note: You can view the Fleet Manager Dashboard without logging in — this enables high level monitoring for all users.

You will need to login when you add servers, view usage details, and view the logs page or the settings page.

And using the Actions menu you perform administration tasks for the registered servers.

fleet manager Actions menu

Tip: You can open an Iguana Server by clicking Go to Server in the options menu:
fleet manager go to server

Click the plus sign [+] next to a Server Name to view resources the server is using:

fleet manager view details

You will see a resources page like this, you can click the Usage Details button to see server usage graphs:

server resource usage

Global Log Viewer

The log viewer allows you to view the logs for all your registered Iguana servers — logs are imported into Fleet Manager in real time. The log screen works in a similar way to the Iguana logs screen. From here you can view the logs for a server, filter the logs you want to view, click on a log to view more details, and also export logs as CSV or plan text, etc.

fleet manager logs


From this screen you can manage your Fleet Manager settings. You can change settings for things like administrator password, SSL security, and log retention time.

Fleet Manager settings

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Starting and Stopping Fleet Manager

In a production environment you will run Fleet Manager as a service or daemon. You can also run Fleet Manager as an executable if required — which can be useful for testing purposes.

See the Starting and Stopping Fleet Manager article for details on how to start/stop Fleet Manager in Windows, Linux and Mac.

Tip: This is very similar to running Iguana (which normally runs as a service/daemon), but can be used as an executable for development and testing.

If you are familiar with running Iguana then Fleet Manager is similar — particularly for Windows.

Adding Iguana Instances

The Fleet Manager Dashboard makes it easy to start monitoring your existing Iguana instances right away. See the Fleet Manager Dashboard article for details on how to add Iguana instances.

Click the green Add Existing Instance button in the bottom right corner, and enter the Iguana Server details:
fleet manager add server

Editing and Removing Iguana Instances

You can use the Actions menu in the Dashboard to update details or remove a registered Iguana instance. See the Fleet Manager Dashboard article for details on how to edit and remove Iguana instances.

Select (mouse over) the desired Iguana instance and choose from the Options menu:
fleet manager actions menu



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