Rack management with GLPI

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Asset Management, NetEye | 0 comments

Have you ever had the need to manage in your inventory the location and the content of your racks?

The plugin Bays Management for GLPI can also be adopted to meet this need. With the plugin it is possible to create and manage your rack and to locate the various components. In this way it is possible to know the space, the power consumption and the heat dissipation. Bays management, at a glance, deals with the setting of all your racks by allowing to configure their size, weight and total number of units. In addition, you can define the model specifications and materials used.

For each rack it is possible to set up the following parameters:

  • Name
  • Weight
  • Place and location in the room
  • Manufacturer
  • Date of installation or activation of financial management

For the devices contained in the racks you can configure the following attributes:

  • Type
  • Model
  • 2-way power (dropdown) for electricity consumption (VA)
  • Number of required cords and amperage
  • Current consumed / Total Current (amps)
  • Flow of fresh air / Flow Rate (m3 / h)
  • Heat dissipation (BTUs / hour)
  • Weight

The display of items in the rack is in the form of a table, by Units. A total is calculated for weight, consumption and dissipation.

Configuration of the size, weight, position, power consumption and contents of a rack with GLPI

To display on a map the location and composition of the racks, I suggest to use Cartographie, that is a GLPI plugin designed to read the coordinates of the assets and locate them on a map.

Displaying the rack positions with the Cartographie plugin of GLPI

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Al’exa and NetEye at the Open Source Monitoring Conference

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in NetEye, Real User Experience Monitoring | 0 comments

Georg has presented the potentiality of Al’exa and the benefits of the integration with NetEye at the OSMC (Open Source Monitoring Conference), which was held in Nuremberg, 22 – 24 October.

The end user experience monitoring approach provided by Al’exa allows to monitor the availability and reliability of any applications also published via Citrix and Terminal Server, through the simulation of the user interactions. In fact, the solution identifies the application objects and the UI elements such as labels, buttons , links , combo boxes … and offers the opportunity to interact with them.

Thanks to the Al’exa IDE the test cases can be quickly created and through the integration of Python it is possible to implement complex control logic. Al’exa measures the performance data and checks the availability and reliability of the IT services as they are perceived by the users. Collected data can be additionally integrated with monitoring solutions such as WÜRTHPHOENIX NetEye , Nagios , Icinga and Shinken, allowing a further comparison with traditional metrics and benefiting from the potential of these systems, such as the reporting, the analysis and the notification feature.

If you would like more information please visit the conference website or download the presentation

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