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19. 02. 2020 Thomas Forrer Events, NetEye, Service Management, Unified Monitoring

FOSDEM 2020

Yes, we did it again! As every year FOSDEM is really inspiring for us, bringing important ideas and new solutions.

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14. 02. 2020 Andreas Foerster NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Monitoring SAP Systems Using NetEye 4

The Challenge: The automatic setup of around 80-90 SAP-Servers running several releases and flavors of SAP software in NetEye 4 by: Automatically importing SAP hosts, databases and instance definitions Automatically applying a set of basic services to each level of monitoring (OS, database, and SAP Basis) depending on the host, database and instance definitions imported…

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06. 02. 2020 Valentina Da Rold NetEye, Unified Monitoring

How to Configure Slack Notification on NetEye

Notifications for service and host problems are an integral part of your monitoring setup, representing the responsive components of your monitoring system. You can configure actions based on changes in the status of monitored objects. While monitoring systems are incredibly useful for active interpretation and investigation, one of the primary benefits of a complete monitoring…

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14. 01. 2020 Luca Franzoi NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Using Nmap as an Import Source for NetEye 4

Depending on your network configuration it might be useful to import reachable devices in NetEye 4. This operation can be accomplished using the Nmap tool (already installed on your machine) and an Icingaweb module. Follow these steps to install the module: Download the archive from here Put the contents of the archive in the NetEye…

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10. 01. 2020 Damiano Chini Unified Monitoring

PHP Unit Test Execution Redesign in NetEye 4

The R&D team makes extensive use of PHP unit tests in order to ensure functional correctness in all the icingaweb2 modules integrated into NetEye 4. In fact, for each icingaweb2 module we developed a PHPUnit component that allows us to perform unit tests on all PHP classes and functions present in the module. These PHP…

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23. 12. 2019 Michele Santuari Unified Monitoring

Research & Development – Sprint (Part 4)

In a series of blog posts (1, 2, 3), I described how the R&D Team development process has changed to meet new requirements, to improve delivery time and quality, and to increase adaptation. As mentioned, the R&D Team development activities are planned and prioritized for each NetEye release. The main problem of such an approach…

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20. 12. 2019 Patrick Zambelli Icinga News, NetEye

One Year of Community for NetEye 4 Projects

Almost 2 years ago, we first announced the start of our new NetEye 4 product. With NetEye 4 we started to build our monitoring solution on top of the popular Icinga2 and Icingaweb2 framework. Having been in the position of implementing some of the first projects based on NetEye 4, I recognized the need for…

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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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13. 12. 2019 Juergen Vigna Log-SIEM, NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Securing scp/sftp Access to Your Centos7/Redhat7 Server

Sometimes you just need to temporarily grant access to a user to copy some files to your server. But no user should have access to the shell. For sftp this is quite simple (see below), but for scp it’s not that trivial. Also, you probably want to set the user up in a directory with…

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12. 12. 2019 Valentina Da Rold NetEye, Unified Monitoring

How to Deliver a Service with a Custom Command During IcingaWeb2 Director Deployment: The Case of Shutdown Manager

The NetEye 4.9 release introduced a brand new module called Shutdown Manager. My aim in this blog is not to explain how the Shutdown Manager works, but instead to introduce the logic behind it in order to better explain when you should use it, and how you can deliver a configuration file during Icingaweb2 Director…

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10. 12. 2019 Juergen Vigna Business Service Monitoring, NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Monitoring Automation, or Orchestrating Your Monitoring over Your CMDB

In every Enterprise, that extra step you need to master for monitoring is always a bit problematic. Normally, the people doing monitoring or who are responsible for the monitoring infrastructure are different from those doing daily administrative work on the server infrastructure. Most of the time, new servers are up and running much sooner than…

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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 Alessandro Romboli Unified Monitoring

Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Web Client

The Remote Desktop Services Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Services are widely used by companies to let users use applications inside a server farm. Typically the reasons to use Remote Desktop are: Standardized environment and configuration Easy maintenance during application version upgrades Lower resource usage on the clients Better bandwidth usage in case of a slow connection…

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10. 10. 2019 Gianluca Piccolo Business Service Monitoring, NetEye, SLM

How To: Creating an SLM Report for Business Processes

In this post we’re going to learn how to create an SLM report for a Business Process. Let’s get started. The concept here is to create a host that contains the checks for the Business Process we want to generate the report for, and then create the report for that host. Prerequisites: NetEye 4.7 or…

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07. 10. 2019 Valentina Da Rold NetEye, Unified Monitoring

NetEye Performance Analysis

During NetEye development, the R&D team relies on a Continuous Integration system (based on automated tools), that helps us identify errors, gaps and missing requirements, or in other words, that checks whether the actual results match the expected results. Developing high quality software means not only staying on the safe side by finding and correcting…

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