Blog Entries

07. 03. 2018 Juergen Vigna NetEye, Syslog

Analyze your OpenLDAP Logs

Suppose you have an OpenLDAP Server and you want to analyze what it does.  A good way to do this is to send the logs to NetEye’s LogServer.  Some elements you will see include: – Returned Entries! (ENTRY) – Search Operations! (SEARCH) – Total Connections! (BIND) To do this you need to add a new… Read More

07. 02. 2018 Juergen Vigna NetEye, Syslog

Harmonize Your Monitoring with Your Elasticsearch Database Entries

If you have an Elasticsearch Database like the one in the NetEye Elastic Stack Module then you are surely interested in integrating this information into your Monitoring environment.  To do this, use this new plugin: check_elasticsearch_query # /data/neteye/usr/lib/nagios/plugins/local/check_elasticsearch_query –help Check a count of number of events fount in elasticsearch over a query and timeframe Usage:… Read More

07. 11. 2017 Juergen Vigna NetEye

XtremIO EMC Storage Monitoring with NetEye

If you need to monitor a Dell EMC Storage XtremIO unit, then I have the right solution for you. Not long ago, I wrote an XtremIO storage tracking plug-in that can execute the following activities: XTREMIO_CTRL_Status: monitors the controllers and the hardware status XTREMIO_DPG_Status: controls the DPG groups from the storage array XTREMIO_Storage_Efficiency: verifies and… Read More

31. 10. 2017 Juergen Vigna Log Auditing, NetEye, Syslog

Sending Cisco Syslogs to Elasticsearch: A simple guide

Do you use Cisco’s network infrastructure? Would you like to view its logs through the syslog protocol in an Elasticsearch database? Find out below about the filters and templates needed for the Logstash setup. As you probably already know, you need a Logstash instance in order to get indexed data into the Elasticsearch database. Cisco… Read More

31. 07. 2017 Juergen Vigna NetEye

Using Active Direcory for defining new NetEye Users

Every so often I get asked whether it is possible to integrate Active Directory Users and Groups with NetEye. Until now my answer has always been that it is possible to use AD via its LDAP functionality as an authentication backend, and that you may manually add each AD user one-by-one to NetEye. I was… Read More

14. 02. 2017 Juergen Vigna NetEye

How to send monitoring notifications to Telegram or Microsoft Teams

The conventional thing in a monitoring environment is to notify problems to your staff over E-Mail. Other than E-Mails also SMS are a very common notification type. But is this all we can offer to notify people about problems in our IT? Obviously, there is more than that. Two very handy examples are: Notifications over the Telegram App… Read More

25. 11. 2016 Juergen Vigna Log Auditing, NetEye

Some Words about Logstash Filters and Dates

Some time ago I published an article about how to store the NetEye SMS Protocol log into an ELK environment. Now, after using it some times, I discovered that it was not completely correct as the time/date functions for the Logstash filters are a bit more complicated. In particular, it was that the date was… Read More

21. 11. 2016 Juergen Vigna NetEye, Real User Experience Monitoring

Are you wasting many hours by executing repeating tasks?

Hand simple tasks over to Alyvix. In this way, you will be able to save precious working hours and in turn, to invest your precious time in more important activities. Alyvix has been designed to simulate real user inputs or actions, to check if an application runs correctly and to register its performance values in… Read More

28. 09. 2016 Juergen Vigna NetEye, NetEye Updates

Update Package neteye-sahipro-6.3.1-2 (for NetEye 3.8)

Changelog: * Wed Sep 28 2016 Juergen Vigna <> – 6.3.1-2 – Fix java path from 1.7.x to latest – Fix sahipro rc script to kill only it’s own tree – Require jdk >= 1.8 for better https support

05. 07. 2016 Juergen Vigna Log Auditing, NetEye

Practical Application of the NetEye Log Management Module to visualize SMS Notifications

Sometimes it is not so visible how many SMS are sent by a NetEye Server and to whom. So it could be a good idea to give the sms-send-protocol file to the Log Management and to include it into the Elasticsearch Index. Then you may create a Dashboard in Kibana to show the usage of your… Read More

02. 02. 2016 Juergen Vigna NetEye Updates

Updated neteye-nagvis packages to version 1.8.5

The NetEye NagVis packages have been updated to the upstream bugfix release 1.8.5 this is the changelog: – update to 1.8.5 upstream – added pnp-graph-hover templates – fix clearing nagvis var cache on update

23. 12. 2015 Juergen Vigna Nagios-Plugins, NetEye

Monitoring of UPS – and now also Energy Stations

An important part of an IT Infrastructure is the UPS and Energy Stations that give the necessary power to your Infrastructure. What you need is Alarms and also longtime data of your UPS and Energy stations. Lately I implemented a new aproach and new plugins for this type of monitoring. While earlier a UPS/ES was… Read More

23. 12. 2015 Juergen Vigna Nagios-Plugins, NetEye

End User Experience Monitoring of Web Application with Sahi

Alyvix, our end user monitoring engine, can be used on any Application, web-browsers included. For Web Applications instead, we use the tool Sahi and for bigger infrastructures SahiPro. These tools are much more performant then Alyvix because they can work inside the DOM of the web-browser. Therefore, they are not dependent on screen images to… Read More

21. 12. 2015 Juergen Vigna NetEye, Real User Experience Monitoring

End-To-End Monitoring presented at the OSMC in Nuremberg

Mid November I had the opportunity to present our End-To-End Monitoring solution Alyvix at the Open Source Monitoring Conference (OSMC) in Nuremberg.

01. 12. 2015 Juergen Vigna NetEye, NetEye Updates

Updated neteye mysql 5.5 packages

The MySQL 5.5 packages have been updated to the last fix release 5.5.46 for the CentOS6 x86_64 based NetEye Architecture.