PowerMTA Dashboard - Central PMTA Configuration Management

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    @bidorbuy

    Thanks for your input mate, nice to meet you, love you pmta script !!!

    I totally agree that monitoring the flow of a PMTA server and making adjustments is more important that a boilerplate configuration file but PMTA-Dashboard was built just to make things easier for even a techie to use. It was not build to negate the need for someone who understands what they are doing at all but I do see your point.

    One of the things I want to be doing / adding is pulling and parsing the accounting files to give some feedback. stats about what is happening within the log files but thats going to be a job an a half lol.
     
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    Logstash is very nice to work with. We used it for quite a while. We now use our own tool that relies on a DB to store the data. Various reasons why we chose this option.

    As @bidorbuy mentioned. Key is to analyze your log files and then adjust domain settings within pmta. We have a lot of clients that use their own CRM or 3rd party tools to relay transactional or marketing emails but do not have a full blown suite to manage/track bounces etc.

    dashboard.png logs1.jpg logs2.jpg
     
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    That dashboard is very slick ...

    So your pulling that data from logstash? or the logfiles of PMTA directly? or is it 3rd party software? love it though !!!!
     
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    Graylog / Kibana / Logstash will sort out most reporting aspects. We have not looked at a log-file since then and normally work off a few dashboards which are displayed in realtime - drill-down is instant:
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    Marketing guys would look at Kibana as it is not as "technical". All of it is using OSS (Logstash, Graylog, Kibana and ElasticSearch) - configuration is probably beyond the scope of non-technical people (if you don't know what a Regex is, running any of the above is probably too challenging).
     
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    Data is taken directly from the PMTA log file and then stored in a DB. Its not a 3rd party software. Was developed to our needs by the very same man who developed mailwizz @twisted1919. Best dev I worked with thus far :D
     
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    Is that available somehow?
     
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    is this easy to install - how much for this as a addon ?
     
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    @jp1981 hi can you dropped me pm too. I'm interested. :)
     
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    @Jamie Whittingham Would Like to have a demo , Please arrange the demo of ptma dashboard

    thanks
     
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    Hey, would anyone here that is using Powermta Dashboard care to comment on how it is working? And, how it is saving time/effort setting up VMTAs? Or any other comments. I am interested in purchasing to help save on setup/management time for multiple PMTA servers with large IP ranges (many VMTAs). I was going to have some scripts written to manage setup and changes to PMTA VMTAs. No sense reinventing the wheel if this already does it. Thanks for sharing your experiences.
     
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    @jp1981 Would love to hear more also. If still possible and available!

    Looks interesting! Even though it is a old thread :D
     

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