Dashboard shows very little information about the Node, and it does not give the feeling of transparency. More info can be found on the log file, but it is not fast to see relevant information.
Of course there are free Open Source statistics and metrics software like Prometheus, but if you have a dashboard, would be great to have all the info in one place.
1. for Disk space and usage:
- total disk space used
- info about new uploaded/downloaded files in the day (nr of files, space used, download time, average download time, failed, reason)
- hits on files, and most accessed files in the day/week/month (this is incredibly relevant info since files with many hits can be moved to a ssd, while low rate files can simply stay on big hdd)
- info about uploads (finished, unfinished, reason)
- opened files at the moment and over the day, disk usage, transfer rate, activity, etc.
- info about cpu/ram usage
2. for Bandwidth usage:
- a graphic in minutes/hours/days/months specifying bandwidth, latency, nr of uploads/downloads. Minutes and hours usage is important to see congestion and give more bandwidth in that time space. This info could be combined with disk/cpu usage in that moment, so one can know if it is a disk or connection saturation.
- nr of downloads / nr of uploads (bandwidth used, bandwidth trashed)
- nr of open threads, total nr of connections opened in a day. Many times ISP limit the number of simultaneous connections to less than 30, which should be taken in consideration besides the bandwidth cap.
Maybe you can make a plugin for Prometheus to read your log file, and use its dashboard instead.
All the info is available, but Dashboard is very basic and its simply not useful. All the extra info and the job to make it possible, of course, if you want quality nodes. Would be interesting in the future to allow multiple folders designation in each node, so files could be easily be moved between hard drives. And even more interesting to accept/reject “clients” and/or files. We are seeing in other network that you can see the number of downloads each file has and the node operator can delete the files it is not interested in hosting.