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24. 07. 2018 Juergen Vigna Nagios, Nagios-Plugins, NetEye

Total Control Over Your Citrix User Connections

Do you have Citrix or Windows RDP servers, and your users keep calling you because of problems?  The first problem is to see which server the user was connected to.  I solved this problem by monitoring the user connections on Windows Terminal Servers (including Citrix Servers), so that you know how many users are connected… Read More

19. 03. 2018 Patrick Zambelli Nagios, Nagios-Plugins, NetEye

WMI-based Microsoft Server Monitoring

Configuring Microsoft Servers: Authentication and Permissions Settings In this blog I will provide you a how-to for configuring agentless monitoring for Microsoft Servers or Workstations via WMI. What is WMI?  Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is Microsoft’s implementation of an industry-standard approach to accessing management information in an enterprise environment.  WMI uses the industry-standard Common Information… Read More

26. 09. 2017 Patrick Zambelli Capacity Management, Nagios, Nagios-Plugins, NetEye

Hyper-V monitoring: Here’s some tips!

Network traffic monitoring is traditionally based on SNMP queries. This protocol generates statistics on the transmission of data across one or more network interfaces. While network device queries still run through SNMP, using Microsoft Hyper-V monitoring requires the adoption of other approaches. One of the reasons is the network connection configuration itself: for example, many… 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

30. 03. 2017 Patrick Zambelli Nagios-Plugins, NetEye

SAP Monitoring: Experiences with SAPControl and check_SAP_health

On SAP systems there are mapped business processes, which are critical for the organization. Therefore, special monitoring requirements arise. Not just the infrastructure has to be monitored, but also application layers, job executions and failures. It is crucial to understand where problems accumulate, which over time could lead to serious incidents.

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

22. 07. 2015 Juergen Vigna Nagios, Nagios-Plugins, NetEye

Bring UPS Monitoring To a New Level

As described on one of my previous post about UPS Monitoring we developed a NetEye check plugin to monitor the UPS devices and report data on them. In the past months we have been working on this features by adding a lot of more devices to the plugin. These devices are UPSs and energy stations…. Read More

10. 10. 2014 Juergen Vigna Nagios-Plugins, NetEye

Update of nagios-plugins package to version 1.4.16-7

– Fix check_snmp Multiplier conversion which did not see negative values or was not used when not having warning/critical values

02. 09. 2014 Patrick Zambelli Microsoft Management, Nagios, Uncategorized

Windows Drive Size Monitoring unit changes in Performance Graph

This tecnical documentation should highlight an issue you may find when monitoring a Drive on a Windows machine. The value of occupied space is reported as perfdata and interpreted by the perfgraph. The result is a graph showing the occupational situation of the partition. The issue I am describing, may occur when the partition grows… Read More

18. 09. 2013 Patrick Zambelli NetEye, Plugins-AS400

Job Execution control with new ActionLaunchpad features

The project of integrating the control of Job execution on remote As400 systems was introduced by my colleague in this article. A job process check verifies the number of executing jobs and more important: the failed Jobs. A next step of this project consisted in the implementation of a control panel, that can be used… Read More

13. 05. 2013 Juergen Vigna Nagios-Plugins, NetEye Updates

Updated neteye-plugins-1.4.1 package

The neteye-plugins package has updated this plugins: – check_modem_smst.pl: Fixed calculating of to be checked timerange as it had an error on midnight and month change

15. 03. 2013 Arianna Cunaccia Nagios, NetEye, Open Source System Management Conference

Save the date – 18th April 2013 – OSSM Conference

The Open Source System Management Conference 2013  will be held on April 18th in Bolzano. After the success obtained over the years, the conference aims also in 2013 to present news, updates and trends on the Open Source software by addressing IT Managers, System Administrators and developers. Particularly significant will be the presence of Al… Read More

30. 01. 2013 Juergen Vigna Nagios, NetEye

Check the freshness of passive checks

In case of passive checks as  for example SNMP traps or notifications via email from external checking systems, it is not always possible to know if these controls are correctly performed. This is the reason that made us decide to look for a solution able to ensure that the passive checks are being regularly provided by… Read More

21. 12. 2012 Michael Medin Nagios, NetEye

NSClient++ 0.4.1 released!

NSClient++ has for many years been the de facto way to monitor Windows machines from Nagios derived monitoring solutions such as Neteye, which over the past years has integrated various additional functionalities in its offer. With the new version (0.4.1) we are now moving steadily from “just a windows agent” to become versatile tool to… Read More

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