Blog Entries

20. 12. 2018 Patrick Zambelli Nagios, Nagios-Plugins, NetEye

Microsoft Failover Cluster Monitoring

In today’s critical IT environments, setting up a cluster represents a common approach to increasing the availability of services and applications.  The concept of clustering is a set of independent computers that work together, where if one node fails another node automatically begins to provide services through a process known as failover. To make sure…

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13. 09. 2018 Patrick Zambelli Business Process, Nagios-Plugins, NetEye

IT Service Status Aggregation for Distributed Monitoring Scenarios

With this article I will talk about a recent customer project on End User Experience within a distributed environment. When we use the word “distributed”, we usually think about sites distributed across multiple cities or continents. This project focused on monitoring the quality that IT users experience between the ground floor and the 2nd floor…

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20. 08. 2018 Patrick Zambelli Microsoft Management, Nagios-Plugins, NetEye

Microsoft WMI Monitoring – Some troubleshooting advice

In my previous blog I introduced the concepts of agentless monitoring via WMI for Microsoft environments:  from the preparation of suitable authentication credentials to providing some simple monitoring examples.  In this blog I would like to add more details about specific checks, and the possibilities for troubleshooting if you have difficulty fetching the desired data….

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24. 07. 2018 Juergen Vigna Microsoft Management, 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…

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19. 03. 2018 Patrick Zambelli Microsoft Management, 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…

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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…

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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….

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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

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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…

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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…

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

Updated neteye-plugins-1.4.1 package

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

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