SNMP – Agentless Monitoring

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Configuration Management, NetEye | 0 comments

Agentless Monitoring

In this article, I am going to explain how to implement a monitoring on your system, using an agentless solution (without Nagios’ nrpe agents), and I will underline some advantages of this useful solution. The target machine will be Linux or Unix Operating Systems.

The need can arise from the fact that some of the Operating Systems do not provide the Nagios’ agent or the customer does not intend to install software of third parties, as the system is considered too critical or the customer wants to avoid discussions with the assistance offered by the system’s vendor.

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IT Orchestration in NetEye: Enable locked user account from Action Launchpad

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Configuration Management, Microsoft Management, NetEye | 0 comments

The IT Orchestration module ( also known as Action Launchpad ) comes with the purpose to simplify IT service operations. Operations can be configured within command calls that can be granted to users of your Service Operations Center. The module Action Launchpad allows to define command configurations to be called on request and job schedule on a remote server.

The advantage:

  • Define an operation to perform once and call it easily with a simple click
  • Avoid users to access remote systems for command call
  • Grant permissions to dedicated users for specific commands
  • Track the results
  • Automate the execution with a build in scheduler

How does it work ?

IT Orchestration Schema

IT Orchestration Schema

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Monitoring Agent deployment: NSClient++.MSI

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Configuration Management, Microsoft Management, NetEye | 0 comments

Nsclient++ is a very popular open-source agent for monitoring Microsoft environments ( http://www.nsclient.org/ ). As one of the first agents introduced with the Nagios success story, it has gained many improvements over the last years, becoming a reliable monitoring agent with extreme stability. This is also the reason, why this agent is still a principal strategy for the monitoring projects realized with NetEye. The open source agent provides access to system health information and performance values. In the same way, it is possible to extend its functionalities with additional instructions to support the remote execution of customized commands, such as the launch of Alyvix testcases. ( www.alyvix.com ).
In this post I would like to highlight the possibility of installing the agent via its native setup package. The advantage lays in the usage of Microsoft tools for preparing, deploying and upgrading the agent.

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Simple SMS alerting by sending emails from third party tools to NetEye

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Configuration Management, NetEye, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A standard NetEye implementation uses a SMS gateway for SMS alerting. Sometimes, you need to create SMS alerts through emails deriving from other systems. For example some production machinery are just able to send email notifications in case of eventual restrictions, but you might prefer to get a SMS message.

Thanks to the new EventHandler module, which was introduced with the latest release NetEye 3.5, it is quite simple to configure SMS alerting by sending emails from other systems or tools to NetEye.

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New: Service Clone Tool – NetEye 3.5

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Configuration Management, NetEye, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Administrators of networks, which consist of a huge number of hosts, are often facing time management problems. Frequently, specific services have to run on more than just one host, consequently those services have to be copied from one host to one or more other hosts. To save as much time as possible we expanded the NetEye Configuration by a new, so-called “Service Clone Tool”. The Service Clone Tool allows you duplicating services easily from one host to one or more hosts.

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Automation of the Monarch configuration process

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Configuration Management, NetEye | 0 comments

Adding new hosts individually in Monarch with their information such as address, operating system or profile can take less than a minute. In the initial phase of a NetEye project, however, when you have to set up all the configurations for hundreds of hosts this operation may require more than hundreds of minutes.

To speed up the configuration process we decided to implement the import of these data, so that all information can be quickly loaded through a simple text file instead of having to insert all the values manually and to associate them with different profiles or profile groups. The data for the import, for instance, can be also exported from a database containing the information of your own infrastructure.

How to import new hosts in Monarch

After entering the data into a text file, you can select the import directly from “Nagios Configuration Architect Monarch.”

At this point, it is possible to select the correct separator and the file to upload. Then a new screen will appear where you can perform the mapping by associating each column with the exact NetEye field.

After the values are associated to the corresponding fields, an overview of the import will be displayed and you will be able to select the hosts that should be associated with the various profiles or profile groups.

All data will be finally uploaded, and the time needed for the configuration process will be reduced. Only three mouse-clicks are needed, in fact, to finish the entire Monarch configuration avoiding in this way to insert manually every single value.

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