Monitor the status of a set of services.

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PyPi version

Monitor the status of a set of services. Characteristics:

  • definition of the services to monitor with a YAML file;
  • tests performed by custom scripts (Shell scripts, Python scripts, etc.);
  • no database and serverless;
  • generation of HTML status page;
  • email notifications;
  • IRC notifications.


$ pipx install guardian
  installed package guardian 0.2.1, Python 3.9.2
  These apps are now globally available
    - guardian
done! ✨ 🌟 ✨

You can now use Guardian from anywhere on your system.


$ guardian --help
usage: guardian [-h] -c CONFIG_FILE [--email] [--irc] [--html]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
                        Configuration file (YAML).
  --email               Send notification of failed test(s) via email.
  --irc                 Send notification of failed test(s) via IRC.
  --html                Generate a HTML status page.

In order to use notification via IRC you need to install irker. irker is very easy to install and to run, no configuration is needed. Once executed, irker will wait for JSON formatted messages on the port 6659. irker will automatically join the channel you have specified in the Guardian configuration file. irker will maintain connection state for multiple channels, avoiding obnoxious join/leave spam.

Configurations related to the sending of emails are in the same file.


The goal of the INI configuration file is to set global variables (IRC channel, SMTP server, etc.). If you do not create your own configuration file, the default one will be used automatically.

The services to monitor must be described in one (or several) YAML file(s).

$ cp guardian/config/config.cfg.sample guardian/config/config.cfg
$ cp guardian/config/services.yaml.example guardian/config/monarc-services.yaml

$ guardian -c guardian/config/monarc-services.yaml
+ Service my.monarc.lu
 - Test HTTPS front server
 - Test HTTPS FO1 (casesmodels)
 - Test HTTPS FO2 (casesmodels2)
 - Test HTTPS Back Office
+ Service MOSP
 - Test API
+ Stats Service
 - Test /about.json endpoint
✨ 🌟 ✨ All 6 tests are successful.

With email notification:

$ guardian -c guardian/config/google-services.yaml --email
+ Google services
 - Test GMail
 - Test Web search
 - Test Google Drive
1 error occurred.
Execution time: 0:00:00.793011
Sending email notification...

You can combine email notifications, IRC notifications and HTML reporting.


Patches and questions? Send to my public inbox: ~cedric/public-inbox@lists.sr.ht. Thanks!


Guardian is licensed under GNU Affero General Public License version 3.

Copyright (C) 2021 Cédric Bonhomme