PanDA monitor installation

In this topic we'll discuss the process of installing and configuring the PanDA monitor to use with MySQL database. Up to date monitor on github is Oracle-oriented, so we'll use an old version from subversion (core and lsst are needed):

This instruction is based on BigPanDAmonitoringEnvProd, with some clarifications.


We need pip and virtualenv:

# yum install python-pip
# pip install virtualenv
Also we have to install packages required by monitor:
# yum install gcc
# yum install python-devel
# yum install libcurl-devel
# yum install mysql-devel


Create a virtualenv project:

# virtualenv pandamon

Activate it:

# cd pandamon
# . bin/activate

Inside the project install the following packages: requirements.txt

 # pip install -r requirements.txt

And several others:

# pip install django-cors-headers
# pip install psutil


Several directories should be created inside the virtual env project:

lsst directory holds the code: put lsst from panda-bigpandamon-lsst and core from panda-bigpandamon-core in here.
pythonpath directory will be used for import, add it into PYTHONPATH environment variable and create two symbolic links here:
# cd .../pandamon/pythonpath
# ln -s .../pandamon/lsst/lsst lsst
# ln -s .../pandamon/lsst/core core


Open .../pandamon/lsst/core/common/settings and copy(or rename) to It has a typo, which can prevent the monitor from working:

# 'default.MySQL' = {

should be

# 'default.MySQL': {

Open .../pandamon/lsst/lsst/common/settings and copy(or rename) to Specify your MySQL connection parameters and secret key in
In, specify virtualenv path:

# VIRTUALENV_PATH = '.../pandamon'

Log path:

# LOG_ROOT = '.../pandamon/lsst/logs'

And secret key.


Before launching monitor for the first time, we have to collect static:

# cd .../pandamon/lsst/lsst
# python collectstatic
Then we can launch the monitor on localhost:8000:
# python runserver

Or run it on specific address and port:

# python runserver

When monitor is working we can see a list of jobs on our site:

(site name can be seen at

-- RuslanMashinistov - 2015-06-19

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