Today we are introducing Field Agent, our new cross platform utility for monitoring your scripts and important jobs. Field Agent watches over your jobs, checks if they error, measures how long they take, and radios it all to Dead Man's Snitch.
We're not ready to take the wraps off of everything that the Field Agent is capable of just yet. We recommend you start using it today so you're able to take advantage of new features as they're released.
Field Agent is a stand alone binary that works on Windows, Linux, MacOS/OSX, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and Solaris. Having no dependencies means installation is easy and it will continue to work even as you upgrade your systems around it.
To get started, download Field Agent for your operating system. Unzip the binary, and then update your jobs to be run by the Field Agent.
If you're currently using curl you can switch to using the Field Agent by changing your existing call from this:
/path/to/important_script.sh && curl https://nosnch.in/SNITCHTOKEN
/path/to/dms SNITCHTOKEN /path/to/important_script.sh
Check-in via Amazon SNS Queues
You can now configure your Snitch's check-in URL to messages from Amazon SNS using an HTTPS subscription. It's now easier to check-in with Dead Man's Snitch when your RDS backups finish.