According to our initial plans, the Alpha package of Harvest 2.0 should have been rolled out long time ago, but we had to delay it several times. The good news is: at the moment we have passed all tests and fixed some final glitches and I'm waiting for my PM's approval to send it out.
Why the delay? We made changes in the architecture several times. Mostly because we want a highly flexible architecture that we don't need to change later again. But also because we had to do some hacking with some collectors and exporters (e.g. with Prometheus, which requires a completely different workflow compared to the other DBs). At the same time we want high performance so you will not need expensive hardware to run Harvest (we have successfully tested running Harvest 2.0 on a single-cpu Raspberry Pi with 500mb ram).
Here are a few more details if you are interested:
If you have ideas what we could do more with Harvest, let us know! Btw., you can still join the list of the Alpha-testers if you want. Just drop me a message with your email and company name.
And thanks for your patience!
Vachagan & Harvest Team
@vachagan_gratian, thank you for sharing this with the Community. The "insider" updates on tools like Harvest is an excellent reason for users to participate.
@vachagan_gratian Thanks for the insight and also for sharing the video about the user interface.
It is definitely worth waiting for me, as it solves a lot of the pain points i currently have.
We have a lot of small scripts collecting single counters and write them into our graphite instance, the user interface would make them redundant and much easier to handle. I never really got used to the extension manager...
Will you also provide some Grafana dashboards with this harvest release? If yes for which DB do you plan this?
I assume all DB's is probably too much work. In my opinion one reason why Harvest 1 was so successful was that Chris Madden created a ton of very detailed dashboards which made it easy to have a fast success. After so many years we still use them and barely had to change anything.
Thanks for all your effort!!
Hi Greg, Alpha release is already rolled out (it is really a unstable release, a more stable Beta is planned later this month).
Regarding Influx: the Alpha includes an InfluxDB exporter, but it had some issues, we have rewritten it and will release with a patch release next week (I am waiting currently for some tests to be done).
If you want to get the package just ping me your email, name & company name!
Please help sharing the download link for Harvest 2.0 to Preston.Nguyen@ice.com .
Please help me with the below Harvest 2.0 questions: