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27. 03. 2020 Andrea Avancini Business Service Monitoring, NetEye

NetEye Automatic Provisioning in vSphere — Part 3

In the previous blog post in our #devops series, we discussed how to automatically provision a NetEye cluster with virtually zero hassle. Thanks to Ansible, in fact, we dramatically reduced the amount of manual effort needed to generate a fully working cluster. This, in turn, opened up an opportunity to boost our cluster testing infrastructure…

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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. 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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26. 09. 2019 Andrea Avancini Business Service Monitoring, NetEye

NetEye Automatic Provisioning in vSphere – Part 2

Deploying a NetEye Cluster If you regularly follow this blog, you know that we automatically generate and test a NetEye ISO every night. Starting from the ISO, we can also automatically provision a NetEye virtual machine in a VMware vSphere infrastructure. One might wonder, “What if, since I already have these two ingredients available, I…

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26. 09. 2019 Andrea Detassis Business Service Monitoring, NetEye

NetEye Automatic Provisioning in vSphere – Part 1

Deploying a Single Instance As you probably already know, here at Würth Phoenix we love Ansible. Our journey started by using Terraform for simple automation tasks like generating a virtual machine in vSphere starting from an existing template, only to switch to Ansible later. Ansible is now our everyday companion for automation. As mentioned earlier,…

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08. 07. 2019 Andrea Avancini Business Service Monitoring, NetEye

ISO Generation with Ansible – Part 2

As mentioned in the previous post of this series, at Würth Phoenix we build our NetEye ISOs from scratch every night to be sure that every morning everything will be fresh.To perform this activity with no manual intervention in a robust, repeatable, and reliable way, the R&D team uses Jenkins, a well known open source…

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04. 07. 2019 Andrea Detassis Business Service Monitoring, NetEye

ISO Generation with Ansible – Part 1

Here at Würth Phoenix, we ship software in many different ways, but one of the main methods to support on-premise installations is with an ISO file. With the ISO we allow our customers to install NetEye, the underlying OS, and all dependencies in a flexible yet simple way. Since this is so important, how can…

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27. 06. 2019 Giuseppe Di Garbo Business Service Monitoring, NetEye

Network Performance Monitoring Automation with NetEye 4

Automating the monitoring process in Enterprise environments is a challenge that led Icinga to create features such as their REST API and the Icinga Director module. In both new NetEye4 projects and those being migrated from NetEye3 to NetEye4, this challenge is one of the aspects that I highlight the most and is certainly one…

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17. 06. 2019 Valentina Da Rold Business Service Monitoring, Downloads / Release Notes, NetEye

NetEye is Moving to a Completely Automated Upgrade Procedure

Process automation refers to the ability of a technological system to execute a series of tasks that were originally performed by humans. Such automation also controls, corrects and increases the visibility of the status of workflows and tasks, and generates reports throughout the process. The primary benefits of procedure automation are most surely productivity and…

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13. 09. 2018 Patrick Zambelli Business Service Monitoring, NetEye, Unified Monitoring

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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17. 04. 2018 TobiasGoller Business Service Monitoring, NetEye

Automatic NetEye Business Process Creation with the New BP API

In recent weeks I had the opportunity to test the release candidate of the new NetEye BP API. This new API allows you to create and update NetEye Business Processes over the Perl API. Especially when used in large NetEye environments, it was often difficult to create a large number of business processes by hand…

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09. 04. 2018 Michele Santuari Business Service Monitoring, NetEye

Introducing New Automated Tests

The development of a software solution requires automated quality control to deliver a better customer experience.  Our Unified Monitoring solution is based on a best-of-breed approach using tried-and-trusted open source tools.  In our vision, the development processes should deliver integrated solutions through automated systems which manage not only the building and verification of the software…

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09. 04. 2018 Davide Bizzarri Business Service Monitoring, NetEye

How to Deploy NRPE on CentOS 7 with Ansible

Introduction When you need to monitor multiple machines, it’s a lot of work to install each machine manually.  Instead, you want to run just a single command, or click a few buttons, to configure all those machines at once, and then keep them updated over time.  This can be achieved with a bash script, so…

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28. 02. 2018 TobiasGoller Business Service Monitoring, NetEye

SOS JobScheduler NEWS

JobScheduler is an Open Source solution for enterprise-level workload automation. It is used to launch executable files and shell scripts, and to run database procedures automatically. JobScheduler stores all information in a back-end database management system. As you may know, Würth Phoenix is an official partner of the German company SOS Berlin, the creator of…

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26. 04. 2013 NetEye Blog Admin Asset Management, Business Service Monitoring, Events, NetEye, Service Management

The Open Source System Management Conference – Videos available

For all those who could not attend the conference or are interested in reviewing the sessions – all presentations are available in video format at the Conferences pages. Enjoy!

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