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07. 02. 2020 NetEye Blog Admin ITOA, Log-SIEM, NetEye

Next Stop: The NetEye User Group 2020

This year’s NetEye User Group in its German edition will take place on May 7th at the Deutsche Bahn Museum in Nuremburg, Germany. Our clients are already reserving their places, and together we will shape the future of NetEye. The main topics will be our current SIEM approach to enhanced data security in the face of…

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30. 12. 2019 Stefano Bruno ITOA, NetEye

Burstable Billing Bandwidth Using NetEye

Within Internet provider companies, very often we are asked to calculate the amount of Internet bandwidth in order to bill any excess use of bandwidth to each customer. We decided to make this calculation completely customizable using NetEye together with the built-in tools Icinga2, InfluxDB and Grafana. Phase 1 Using an SNMP check, we measure…

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17. 12. 2019 Juergen Vigna NetEye, Predictive Analysis, Unified Monitoring

Monitor Cluster Disk Space with Icinga2

The Problem If you’re trying to monitor a Microsoft Cluster, you’ll surely want to monitor the disk space of a single cluster service. In this case there’s a problem with Icinga2 Agent:  you can’t use it with more than one IP address.  So you can’t simultaneously monitor the resources of the “physical” host and a…

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10. 12. 2019 Luca Franzoi Downloads / Release Notes, ITOA, NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Grafana User Management Deprecation in NetEye 4.10

A manual user configuration migration is required before upgrading to 4.10. Starting in version 4.9, NetEye supports Grafana user management, which is completely integrated into NetEye via its existing roles mechanism. NetEye administrators can create new roles that map to Grafana roles (admin, editor or viewer) at the level of organizations and teams. NetEye users must then be…

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04. 12. 2019 Patrick Zambelli ITOA, NetEye

Downsampling Performance Data in InfluxDB

During the course of a NetEye installation, a wide range of performance data is collected. From latency metrics of ping checks, to the saturation data of disks and memory units, to the collection of utilization metrics of various kinds. For all of this data we’ve adopted the open source time series database InfluxDB. The time-aligned…

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17. 10. 2019 TobiasGoller ITOA, Log-SIEM, Machine Learning, NetEye

Experiences with Netflow and Machine Learning in Elastic

Some time ago I was able to use the machine learning functionality in Elastic for the first time. I was astonished at how easy it is to use, and how fast it calculates historical data. In my particular case, I loaded Netflow data into the Elastic database. I wanted to use this data to evaluate…

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02. 10. 2019 Juergen Vigna ITOA, NetEye

An Overview of Your VMware Environment

Do you have a NetEye server, and want to monitor your VMware ESXi Infrastructure? Nothing easier than that using the InfluxDB and Grafana Modules of NetEye, along with a Telegraf agent to deliver the data into Influx. Starting with version 1.6.x of Telegraf, there’s a plugin for querying for data from a vSphere server, but…

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30. 09. 2019 Stefano Bruno Anomaly Detection, ITOA, NetEye, Predictive Analysis

NetEye and Predictive Monitoring

We often hear about predictive monitoring, alongside the words machine learning and anomaly detection. Today, just as in the past, the “data” is invaluable and what we will try to do here is use simple data we can easily collect (data which individually might have no value) and apply Machine Learning techniques in order to identify anomalies, and then…

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22. 08. 2019 Luca Buonocunto ITOA

Understand Data If You Want to Visualize Data

Have you ever thought that the New York Times on an average Sunday contains more information than a Renaissance-era person had access to in his entire lifetime? (Richard Saul Wurman – Information Anxiety) This is what we mean by information overload, and it is especially true when dealing with IT. Performing sophisticated data analysis no…

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07. 08. 2019 Luca Buonocunto ITOA

A Roadmap to Continuous Improvement

To ensure quality in your environment you need to constantly improve. Continuous improvement is measuring key quality and other process indices in all areas, and taking actions to improve them. These indices could include process outputs, customer satisfaction scores, design errors, warranty returns, or any of a number of other measures used to characterize a…

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24. 07. 2019 Franco Federico Anomaly Detection, Log-SIEM, NetEye

Welcoming Elastic Stack X-Pack to NetEye 4

On June 13, we announced a new OEM Partnership with Elastic, and Elastic updated its relationship with OEM, MSP and CSP partners, with the result that in NetEye 4 we now have some new features. Starting with NetEye 4.6, you can now activate the X-Pack feature. After I activate X-Pack and open NetEye, I see:…

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08. 07. 2019 TobiasGoller ITOA, NetEye

Exporting Grafana Graphics as a PDF

Ever since they began using Grafana Dashboards in the NetEye monitoring system, my customers have asked again and again whether they can create PDF files of what they see on their Grafana Dashboards. This request must be understood clearly. The use of Grafana dashboards by IT staff is very popular, for reasons such as its…

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20. 06. 2019 Andrea Avancini Events, ITOA, NetEye, Unified Monitoring

InfluxDays London 2019

As did for the last year edition, our DevOps team participated at InfluxDays, a conference organized by InfluxData and focused on time series data. We were really looking at the event with excitement, for all the new features InfluxData is putting into the new InfluxDB 2.0. So, apart from grabbing a very nice t-shirt, we…

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13. 05. 2019 Luca Buonocunto ITOA, NetEye

Creating Effective Dashboards

While working with Alyvix and NetEye as a Project manager for several companies, I have found that very often simplicity can make the difference, and in my opinion this is especially true for Dashboards. It is definitely a good idea to rely on dashboards in order to make sense out of your company’s data, but…

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17. 04. 2019 TobiasGoller NetEye, Predictive Analysis, Unified Monitoring

MSSQL Performance Monitoring: The Sequel

Due to the very positive customer feedback on our extended MSSQL performance monitoring article, I would like to briefly highlight this functionality. We have been implementing systems for MSSQL performance monitoring for a long time, offered either as a managed IT service, or on-premise depending on the requirements. Previously, we recorded and evaluated counters such…

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