It looks like I’m on a rule for administrators and operations features in RavenDB 3.5, and in this case, I want to introduce the Administrator JS Console.
This is a way for a server administrator to execute arbitrary code on a running system. Here is a small such example:
This is 100% the case of giving the administrator the option for running with scissors.
The idea here is that we have the ability to query and modify the state of the server directly. We don’t have to rely on prepared-ahead-of-time end points, and only being able to do whatever it is we thought of beforehand.
If we run into a hard problem, we’ll actually be able to ask the server directly, what ails you, and when we find out, we can tell it, so let us fix that. For example, interrogating the server about the state of its memory, then telling it to flush a particular cache, or changing (at runtime, without any restarts or downtime) the value of a particular configuration option, or giving the server additional information it is missing.
We already saw three cases where having this ability would have been a major time saver, so we are really excited about this feature, and what it means to our ability to more easily support RavenDB in production.
More posts in "RavenDB 3.5 whirl wind tour" series:
- (25 May 2016) Got anything to declare, ya smuggler?
- (23 May 2016) I'm no longer conflicted about this
- (19 May 2016) What did you subscribe to again?
- (17 May 2016) See here, I got a contract, I say!
- (13 May 2016) Deeper insights to indexing
- (11 May 2016) Digging deep into the internals
- (09 May 2016) I'll have the 3+1 goodies to go, please
- (04 May 2016) I’ll find who is taking my I/O bandwidth and they SHALL pay
- (02 May 2016) You want all the data, you can’t handle all the data
- (29 Apr 2016) A large cluster goes into a bar and order N^2 drinks
- (27 Apr 2016) I’m the admin, and I got the POWER
- (25 Apr 2016) Can you spare me a server?
- (21 Apr 2016) Configuring once is best done after testing twice
- (19 Apr 2016) Is this a cluster in your pocket AND you are happy to see me?