Blog Entries

15. 10. 2018 TobiasGoller Log Auditing, NetEye, Syslog

NetEye 4 Log Management with Search Guard

With the release of NetEye 4, we have also redesigned the Log Management module. In this blog post I would like to briefly discuss the main innovations and improvements in NetEye 4 Log Management. First, the management and configuration interface of NetEye 4 Log Manager appears in the unified NetEye 4 layout. Basically, it has… Read More

04. 06. 2018 TobiasGoller NetEye

NetEye 4 – First Installation Experiences

Over the last few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to install my first NetEye 4 at a customer site, and now I’d like to report to you about my experience. NetEye 4 comes with the Icinga2 monitoring engine, and we are using Icinga Director for managing the monitoring configuration. Obviously we have started to integrate… Read More

17. 04. 2018 TobiasGoller NetEye

Automatic NetEye Business Process Creation with the New BP API

In recent weeks I had the opportunity to test the release candidate of the new NetEye BP API. This new API allows you to create and update NetEye Business Processes over the Perl API. Especially when used in large NetEye environments, it was often difficult to create a large number of business processes by hand… Read More

28. 02. 2018 TobiasGoller NetEye

SOS JobScheduler NEWS

JobScheduler is an Open Source solution for enterprise-level workload automation. It is used to launch executable files and shell scripts, and to run database procedures automatically. JobScheduler stores all information in a back-end database management system. As you may know, Würth Phoenix is an official partner of the German company SOS Berlin, the creator of… Read More

20. 02. 2018 TobiasGoller NetEye

F5 Monitoring with NetEye

After deploying and configuring F5 network gear in your company, your next step will be to monitor these new devices. Depending on your monitoring solution, integrating your F5 network equipment can range from simple to complex. Maybe you need to search around for the various MIB files to get the optimal monitoring parameters, or perhaps… Read More

18. 10. 2017 TobiasGoller NetEye

Oracle Exadata Monitoring with NetEye

More and more often I’ve needed to integrate an Oracle Exadata system with NetEye Monitoring.  The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is a combined compute and storage system marketed for running Oracle Database software. The best way to integrate the Oracle Exadata system is to use SNMP Trap alerting.  Then, it depends on your particular Oracle… Read More

26. 06. 2017 TobiasGoller Nagios-Plugins, NetEye

Nutanix Monitoring with NetEye

Doing my work as monitoring consultant, I often have to monitor Nutanix systems on customer site. Nutanix is a integrated systems vendor that produces a hyper-converged storage system called “Virtual Computing Platform”. It is quiet easy to monitor the Nutanix system and with NetEye you will be able to get the best results and visualization possibilities…. Read More

22. 05. 2017 TobiasGoller Log Auditing, NetEye

NetEye as essential component of a Security Operations Centers

During my last projects I noticed that the implementation of a „Security Operations Center“ (in short SOC) is becoming increasingly important, especially for our enterprise customers. Mainly for big companies that are of public interest like banks, energy providers, assurances etc. the topic of cyber threats is getting more actual and requires special attention. This… Read More

16. 05. 2017 TobiasGoller NetEye

NetEye: Job Scheduler Integration

In one of my last projects, I had to implement a job scheduler to the IT environment of one of our NetEye customers, whereby a central requirement was that it had to be possible to launch jobs directly from NetEye. The customer had chosen the job scheduler solution from SOS Berlin, which had to be… Read More

20. 02. 2017 TobiasGoller NetEye

Open Source assures flexibility for the integration of SMS monitoring notifications

Icons by Dod Cosmin / CC BY 3.0 and Icons8 / CC BY-ND 3.0  In this article, I would like to underline two main advantages of our open source IT system management solution NetEye, which regard the sending of SMS monitoring notifications. High flexibility for the integration Possibility of sending notifications even in case the monitoring system itself… Read More

15. 09. 2016 TobiasGoller NetEye

Continuously rising demand for the NetEye Shutdown Management solution

More and more companies trust in the NetEye Shutdown Management solution. Businesses from different branches (financial, chemical, public, industrial, commercial) already implemented our manufacturer-independent solution. One main advantage of the NetEye Shutdown Management is the flexible integration of the shutdown policies for devices that are already inserted in the NetEye monitoring. Moreover, it is possible… Read More

27. 06. 2016 TobiasGoller NetEye

AS400 Monitoring with the NRPE Protocol

Everyone who is administering an IBM AS400 server has also the responsibility to monitor it. If the used monitoring software is based on a Nagios solution like our NeteEye, the best known monitoring plugin for as400 is the check_as400. The check_as400 is a plugin which is based on java and connects to the as400 system… Read More

29. 04. 2016 TobiasGoller Log Auditing, NetEye

Disk Space Optimization for the Index Database of NetEye Log Management

As you already know, from version 3.6 we’ve integrated the Elastic Stack (consisting of Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana) to the NetEye Log Management. This integration provides a lot of additional possibilities for log analysis, log correlation, dashboard creations, etc. Furthermore, it allows to store the collected logs for different periods, which wasn’t possible on prior… Read More

23. 02. 2016 TobiasGoller Asset Management, Microsoft Management, NetEye

Retrieving MS Office Keys

Sometimes you need the list of the MS Office keys of your company, in this cases it is quite useful that your inventory system is able to automatically retrieve them. You may need to recover the MS Offices keys because you have eventually lost them… Or because you became system administrator of a new company and you don’t… Read More

15. 02. 2016 TobiasGoller NetEye

Easy NetFlow Analysis using Kibana4 on NetEye

On NetEye we are using NfSen for the collection, analysis and view of NetFlow data. Unfortunately, many users complain, that the NfSen tool is not that simple to use, especially in terms of fast data analysis and for the reporting of the analysis results to their responsibles.