There are some important new features available regarding the GLPI Plugin about which I wrote in my earlier article Automatic Recognition: Network Devices and their Modules. As described in that post, the GLPI Plugin, which is available since version 3.5 of NetEye, permits the automatic recognition and administration of all your network devices. The plugin includes the recognition of all components and their properties (through NeDi), as well as the management of the corresponding contracts and other administrative data (through GLPI).
But now, let’s talk about the news:
1. Advanced Search for Network Devices and their Modules
The new version 1.0 of the GLPI Plugin allows advanced abilities in terms of listing and searching for network devices. Until now, you had the possibility to seach for associated contracts, but now you can even link to installed modules within the network device view. Vice versa in the chassis view you can link to the corresponding modules.
2. Extended Reporting Abilities
The existing reporting was able to export network data from the asset management (GLPI) and to filter this data according certain key information as for example supplier, model, firmware, version ecc. The update provides advanced filter possibilities:
Moreover, also the associated contracts are displayed in the data output.
3. New Notification Management
This is a complete new feature for the plugin version 1.0 . If a device is removed from the network and therefore isn’t recognized anymore from the network discovery, it is set to “offline > removed from nedi” in the Asset Management (GLPI). Additionally, the administrators get the corresponding notification.
It works in this way:
When NeDi discovers a device, the date of the last discovery is stored. This value is compared with a certain threshold, which can be set in GLPI. In case a device isn’t recognized for more than 1 month (31 days), the software assumes that device has been removed or decommissioned.
The settings regarding the notifications can be easily integrated to the generally valid GLPI settings. In the below-mentioned example the group “Network-Admins” is notified.
The plugin update is compatible with NeDi 1.4 and GLPI 0.84. Here you can download the update: neteye-glpi-plugin-nediinventory-1.1.0.tar