I am looking for a vps info management panel! any suggestions ?

ehabehab Content Writer
edited December 2020 in General

hello all,

Currently i am using an excel sheet to track my vps collection. It has basic info and now i need to add more details such as what is installed, usage planned etc ...

I just need to store static info nothing fancy. So i am ask if anyone came across some web app or even desktop that can recommend to check out.

Thanks for any recommendations
ehab

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  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer
    edited December 2020

    Excel is good enough . I use it
    Or

    Use Simplenote

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  • ehabehab Content Writer
    edited December 2020

    i have been using excel for years .. but now grouping vps becomes harder when 1 vps can be for ( storage, iscsi , s3 ) and in another app group it has docker with ( privoxy, promethus ) so on... billing info i can live with excel but when it comes to application/usage booking it becomes hard.

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  • lentrolentro Hosting Provider
    edited December 2020

    Prometheus + Grafana? You can create some nice graphs :)

    Edit: didn't realize you meant planning for text, not tracking usage. Notion or something would be the best I think for your use case

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  • I use a folder of text files.

    Each server has a text file that describes what services are deployed on them and the steps to deploy them. This allows me to easily re-deploy a service on the same or a different server.
    Then, there are some configuration files, and some other text files that contain common services deployed on more than one box.

    This covers not only VPS and websites, but also gadgets in my closest (home router, sensor gateway, etc).


    sample list of files in my folder
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian  158 Oct  1 03:04 AR750.txt
    drwxr-xr-x 2 debian debian    0 Dec  5 22:01 dpdkbox
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian  235 Dec  6 19:25 network-preferredlft.service
    drwxr-xr-x 5 debian debian    0 Dec  6 17:40 old
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian  703 Nov 19 05:14 omega2.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian  535 Oct 26  2018 pi0-tft.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian  135 Sep  9  2019 picam.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian 2251 Dec 19 22:44 pm2.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian 2395 Nov 23 05:16 vps0-evolution.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian 1442 Dec 11 04:19 vps2-euserv.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian  462 Dec 11 04:31 vps2_vx84.service
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian  873 Dec  6 19:59 vps3-gullo-ca.txt
    drwxr-xr-x 2 debian debian    0 Dec 15 06:02 vps4-caddy
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian  699 Dec 17 05:09 vps4_ndn-cxx-code-style_config.js
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian  563 Dec 19 22:55 vps4-netplan.yaml
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian 1520 Dec 19 23:48 vps4-spartan.txt
    drwxr-xr-x 2 debian debian    0 Mar 15  2020 vps5-asterisk
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian   95 Dec 18 14:10 vps5_Caddyfile
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian  345 Dec 18 14:09 vps5_ndn-prefix-reach.service
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian  299 Dec  3 20:46 vps5-network-interfaces.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian 2253 Dec 18 14:33 vps5-virmach.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian  418 Dec 15 02:17 vps6_Caddyfile
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian  284 Dec  6 18:27 vps6_caddy-iptables.service
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian  244 Dec 18 23:42 vps6_conntrackudp.service
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian 2103 Dec 18 23:43 vps6-oraclecloud.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian  333 Dec  1 22:51 vps7-netplan.yaml
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian 1414 Nov 22 14:10 vps7-smarthost.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian 1710 Dec  6 20:00 vps9-gullo-de.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian  389 Dec  6 18:59 vps9_ndn-prefix-reach.service
    -rw-r--r-- 1 debian debian  643 Dec 11 04:31 vps9_vx84.service
    

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  • FAT32FAT32 OG
    edited December 2020

    I started building something like that last year but the project is stuck there because of the lack of time :(

    Maybe I should stop building those VirMach tracker which VirMach don't really appreciate, organising events / megathreads where still a lot people are not satisfied, or creating some snow effects that people complain about it being super laggy, and focus on my real projects...

    Let me set it as a goal, hope I can make it happen in 2021, let's see. But the first step is I have to upgrade my only working device / laptop into SSD because it is getting insanely slow.

    "Humanity is f*cked up" - Jay

  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    @FAT32 said:

    Maybe I should stop building those VirMach tracker which VirMach don't really appreciate, organising events / megathreads where still a lot people are not satisfied, or creating some snow effects that people complain about it being super laggy...

    Hey, atleast you do not get blamed for the Horseshit advertisement :-)
    Take care and stay awesome...

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  • @FAT32 said: Maybe I should stop building those VirMach tracker which VirMach don't really appreciate

    I don't know if Virmach appreciated it but I certainly did so for that I thank you.

  • @FAT32 said:
    I started building something like that last year but the project is stuck there because of the lack of time :(

    Maybe I should stop building those VirMach tracker which VirMach don't really appreciate, organising events / megathreads where still a lot people are not satisfied, or creating some snow effects that people complain about it being super laggy, and focus on my real projects...

    Let me set it as a goal, hope I can make it happen in 2021, let's see. But the first step is I have to upgrade my only working device / laptop into SSD because it is getting insanely slow.

    Would you mind sharing some concept diagrams or similar?

  • @ehab said:
    hello all,

    Currently i am using an excel sheet to track my vps collection. It has basic info and now i need to add more details such as what is installed, usage planned etc ...

    I just need to store static info nothing fancy. So i am ask if anyone came across some web app or even desktop that can recommend to check out.

    Thanks for any recommendations
    ehab

    Yes its tedious. But I feel excel can work wonders. I really feel your pain, by not making excel as an rdbms type thing.

  • @localhost said:
    Would you mind sharing some concept diagrams or similar?

    Don't really want to share more details, but I notice it might cause competition to HetrixTools too (which I don't hope so), so I am still judging between what are the scopes that needs to be covered.

    "Humanity is f*cked up" - Jay

  • @FAT32 said:

    @localhost said:
    Would you mind sharing some concept diagrams or similar?

    Don't really want to share more details, but I notice it might cause competition to HetrixTools too (which I don't hope so), so I am still judging between what are the scopes that needs to be covered.

    Hmm. I see. Well would love to be a tester at one point when you get started. Thanks!

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  • @FAT32 said:

    @localhost said:
    Would you mind sharing some concept diagrams or similar?

    Don't really want to share more details, but I notice it might cause competition to HetrixTools too (which I don't hope so), so I am still judging between what are the scopes that needs to be covered.

    When you ready, let us know, maybe we can help :)

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  • edited December 2020

    notion is the best choice

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  • @seenu said:
    notion is the best choice

    you should not store sensitive information on notion, notion dont have 2fa or encryption and their employee just need your consent to access your board or page.

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  • @wordpress said:

    @seenu said:
    notion is the best choice

    you should not store sensitive information on notion, notion dont have 2fa or encryption and their employee just need your consent to access your board or page.

    Oh, then local notes/excel is the best choice.

  • @seenu said:

    @wordpress said:

    @seenu said:
    notion is the best choice

    you should not store sensitive information on notion, notion dont have 2fa or encryption and their employee just need your consent to access your board or page.

    Oh, then local notes/excel is the best choice.

    though notion is quite good compare to trello and asana for collaboration work space. just few days back subscribed to their premium plan and it worth every penny if you are into task management stuff.

    i'm in a same boat as op , i save all the details in my local excel sheet file, following this thread for good suggestion.

  • @wordpress said:

    @seenu said:
    notion is the best choice

    you should not store sensitive information on notion, notion dont have 2fa or encryption and their employee just need your consent to access your board or page.

    You already consent by using their service according to their terms. They have some pretty nasty terms regarding to 3rd parties and ownership. You should really read those before using Notion for any sensitive information indeed.
    Most content creators using Notion are sponsored, so it's not really objective.

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  • I also want to make one like this, a simple website that can store VPS lists from various providers and write down prices for tracking.
    if only a few servers, excel is sufficient, but when the BF promo crazy every year and unused servers grow more and more, this sometimes confuses or even passes.

    but it takes a lot more ideas than imagined.

    i thought i would make it open source on github with laravel + adminlte

    have any ideas? we can collaborate.

  • @lightblade said:
    I also want to make one like this, a simple website that can store VPS lists from various providers and write down prices for tracking.
    if only a few servers, excel is sufficient, but when the BF promo crazy every year and unused servers grow more and more, this sometimes confuses or even passes.

    but it takes a lot more ideas than imagined.

    i thought i would make it open source on github with laravel + adminlte

    have any ideas? we can collaborate.

    maybe features like monitoring + resource usage?

  • @ferri said:

    @lightblade said:
    I also want to make one like this, a simple website that can store VPS lists from various providers and write down prices for tracking.
    if only a few servers, excel is sufficient, but when the BF promo crazy every year and unused servers grow more and more, this sometimes confuses or even passes.

    but it takes a lot more ideas than imagined.

    i thought i would make it open source on github with laravel + adminlte

    have any ideas? we can collaborate.

    maybe features like monitoring + resource usage?

    good idea. but I'm not very experienced with bash scripts

  • @lightblade said:

    @ferri said:

    @lightblade said:
    I also want to make one like this, a simple website that can store VPS lists from various providers and write down prices for tracking.
    if only a few servers, excel is sufficient, but when the BF promo crazy every year and unused servers grow more and more, this sometimes confuses or even passes.

    but it takes a lot more ideas than imagined.

    i thought i would make it open source on github with laravel + adminlte

    have any ideas? we can collaborate.

    maybe features like monitoring + resource usage?

    good idea. but I'm not very experienced with bash scripts

    I think it should be kept simple, no need for monitoring or resource usage.
    There are many services and even open source software for monitoring and resource usage.

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  • MasonMason OGContent Writer

    Just throwing this out there. How about LibreNMS? There's a tab that allows you to add notes for each device.

    Then you'd have a central hub to track and monitor resources for all your services and you can set up individual process monitors (i.e. web server, ssh server, plex server, etc.) as you add them to make sure all your processes are online and running. Also does alerts if you set it up email/Discord/whatever-you-want alerts. Takes a bit to get used to, but it's all there for the taking.

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  • ehabehab Content Writer

    i am just thinking a simple json file and some js ui that will group elements. No need to get fancy.

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  • dfroedfroe Services Provider

    +1 for simple text files - and an allmighty vim. :)

    Little to no dependencies and everyday I learn more about vim, I am surprised how efficient editing text files can be.

    Copy&Pasting, folding with custom markers, working with multiple files in split windows, executing commands out of vim, and assigning shortcuts to everything you often use.

    Well, of course you can also use emacs, notepad++ or whatever you like. But somehow text files are sexy. :)

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  • ehabehab Content Writer
    edited December 2020

    i found a link and looking at joplin (( there is backup to fs or some cloud provider )) will evaluate it and others

    https://itsfoss.com/note-taking-apps-linux/

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  • @ehab said:
    i found a link and looking at joplin (( there is backup to fs or some cloud provider )) will evaluate it and others

    https://itsfoss.com/note-taking-apps-linux/

    I've tried Joplin, but ended up switching to StandardNotes, mostly cause they have a (Official) web app.
    It's important for me to be able to access my notes anywhere.
    It's hosted, but could also be self-hosted, notes are encrypted and they have web, desktop and mobile apps.
    The free plan works just fine, there's also extensions and themes made by the community that you can use for free if you don't want to pay for an extended license.
    Backups could be taken either encrypted or decrypted, it could also be automated and scheduled using their CLI.

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  • AsimAsim OGServices Provider

    If you have Dropbox, why not use Dropbox paper? https://paper.dropbox.com/

  • AsimAsim OGServices Provider

    @ehab said: I just need to store static info nothing fancy

    tried creating a small webapp but never finished it. Using Google Sheet for tracking

  • ehabehab Content Writer

    @Naix said:

    i will try it now. Thanks

  • ehabehab Content Writer

    @Asim said:
    Using Google Sheet for tracking

    when life is just as simple as row and column then excel is great ... but when you want to add more filters/grouping things get akward with excel.

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