Blog Entries

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

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

25. 10. 2012 Patrick Zambelli Nagios-Plugins, NetEye

CheckPoint Firewall Hardware Monitoring

In addition to the where you can keep control of active connections, the Secure Virtual Network or the HA status I wanted to keep track of the basic hardware conditions of CP devices. For this I’ve extended the ( ) adding in addition to other platforms also the SNMP support for CheckPoint firewalls…. Read More

07. 08. 2012 Juergen Vigna Nagios, Nagios-Plugins, NetEye, Uncategorized

How to monitor IBM storage

A customer has recently required to monitor their IBM Storewize V7000. The  control of the SAN IBM was crucial for the company as these systems were in  failover with critical data replication. It was frequently happening that the  replication process was interrupted and till now no solutions were implemented  to send prompt notifications in case… Read More

13. 02. 2012 Patrick Zambelli Nagios-Plugins

UPS Monitoring: Include of the APC MIBs

An update of the previous script for monitoring the UPS health status includes now also the APC MIB base. ( Blog article ) The monitoring features for APC include now the monitoring of the Battery capacity %, Temperature and voltage. A comparison against the settable limits in terms of input lines ( availability ) and… Read More

13. 02. 2012 Patrick Zambelli Nagios-Plugins, NetEye

Integration of SAP solution manager – CCMS

The monitoring of SAP environments requires the application of a specific strategy to access and verify key monitoring variables. SAP provides for this purpose a dedicated data interface – the CCMS interface. This is an open data-exchange interface allowing to communicate through an external source with the SAP-environment. For NetEye we have adapted the opensource… Read More

05. 12. 2011 Juergen Vigna Nagios, Nagios-Plugins, NetEye

Integration of SAP Solution Manager

SAP Solution Manager monitors the behavior of SAP Instances and sends notification email in case of misbehaviors. Integrating this solution with NetEye the benefit is the possibility to have the mails sent to a user on NetEye Server and thanks to a procmail script  rows are inserted into the MessageConsole Application. The script could be like this: #! /bin/sh # export… Read More