Selenium 3.x and check_selenium

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Selenium 3.x and check_selenium

Postby davidjames » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:06 am

Curious to know if anyone has made any progress modifying check_selenium or constructing their own selenium check to interface with Selenium 3.x. Anyone?
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Re: Selenium 3.x and check_selenium

Postby npolovenko » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:48 am

@davidjames, We haven't as far as I know. But I'd recommend asking this question on a Developers git hub page:
https://github.com/nagios-plugins/nagio ... issues/new
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Re: Selenium 3.x and check_selenium

Postby mcapra » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:42 am

For simple "is this site working" checks, I found CasperJS to be much easier to work with:
https://github.com/mcapra/nagios-check_casperjs

The setup and maintenance of a single PhantomJS binary is much easier to manage than a Selenium node/grid. Obviously a Selenium grid has benefits if you're running thousands of tests.

I meant to do a Core/XI write-up for it, but never got around to finishing it. That plugin is very raw as of this post, but it will execute CasperJS tests and alert you if they fail.

Selenium is great (we use it at work for regression tests), but moving in the direction of being a one-stop-shop for enterprise testing of web applications rather than something used for simple monitoring.
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Re: Selenium 3.x and check_selenium

Postby dwhitfield » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:48 am

Thanks @mcapra! OP, did you have any other questions?
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