Training: June 20–21, 2016
Tutorials: June 21, 2016
Keynotes & Sessions: June 22–23, 2016
Santa Clara, CA

Getting started with Argus

Tom Valine (Salesforce)
9:00am–12:30pm Tuesday, 06/21/2016
Location: Ballroom E Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)

Prerequisite knowledge

Attendees should have a basic understanding of time series, monitoring, and alerting. Familiarity with Java, Tomcat, and REST web services is recommended. Before the tutorial, attendees should take a look at Tom's article, "Argus: Time-Series Monitoring and Alerting."

Materials or downloads needed in advance

Attendees need a laptop with Apache Tomcat, Java 8, and Apache Maven installed. Attendees will receive additional tutorial material on a flash drive along with a hard copy of the tutorial content on the day of the tutorial.

Required installs:
  • Java 8u91
  • Maven 3.3.9
  • Tomcat 8.0.35
  • Git 2.8.3
  • Description


    Developed at Salesforce, Argus is an open source time series monitoring and alerting platform designed to scale. Tom Valine walks attendees through building, configuring, deploying, and operating Argus, offering an overview of Argus features and architecture from the repository structure and project layout, building and running unit tests, and working with metrics and events to custom dashboards, alerting, and the REST services.

    All conference type pass holders are welcome to attend this session.

    This tutorial is sponsored by Salesforce.

    Tom Valine


    Tom Valine is a Silicon Valley veteran with a passion for producing technology that has a real impact on both businesses and individuals. Having had the good fortune to work at some of the most recognizable names in the industry, including IBM, NVIDIA, Transmeta, Sun Microsystems, and Atmel, Tom is currently director of infrastructure engineering for the Diagnostics, Visibility, and Analytics group at Salesforce.