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21. 10. 2022 Giuseppe Di Garbo Icinga Web 2, ITOA, NetEye

A Custom Dashboard for Windows and Linux Servers

The performance graphs present in NetEye are very useful for getting an immediate idea of the trend related to a service check, but they’re still limited to the metric being viewed. Also, the “Show all graphs” option available from the Actions menu of each monitored Host can have different usage limits due to the presence…

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22. 03. 2022 Juergen Vigna ITOA, NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Monitoring Fortigate Firewall SLA Trackers

Recently a customer told me he would like to monitor and graph the values that his Fortigate Firewall was generating for his configured SLA Trackers. What are these SLA Trackers? I informed myself and found the following in a Fortigate Cookbook. Fortigate Performance SLA ─ Link Monitoring Performance SLA link monitoring measures the health of…

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06. 12. 2021 Rocco Pezzani ITOA, NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Metrics on NetEye Monitoring

(Or, Who’s Monitoring the Monitor?) Everyone uses a monitoring system to understand what’s going on in their own environment and how it performs, but what about the monitoring system itself? The monitoring system also has its own tasks to perform, and obviously its own needs. Therefore even NetEye itself, while performing its duties, can be…

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22. 11. 2021 Juergen Vigna Contribution, NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Monitoring SOAP Webservices

SOAP is a messaging protocol for exchanging information based on XML over the network. SOAP messages are written in XML, which is why they are platform- and language-independent. A lot of enterprises have such webservices that return useful data for use in (web) applications. Now, if you want your application to work, then these webservices…

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19. 10. 2021 Alessandro Valentini NetEye

TLS Certificate Authorities on Satellites

Since the introduction of Satellites in NetEye 4.19 one of the most frequently asked questions has been how CAs and Certificates work on Satellites. In this short blog post I’ll try to answer this question. First of all a bit of introduction about Satellites. A Satellite is a NetEye machine connected to a Master, which…

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30. 09. 2020 Stefano Bruno NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Monitoring with Your Own Icinga DSL Script

In this article I’ll talk about Icinga DSL and how it can be extremely useful if you want to compute thresholds. Our goal today is to be able to change certain monitoring thresholds when some parameters change. Example The example I propose is the following: I’m a system administrator, and I would like the warning…

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01. 09. 2020 Alessandro Valentini Icinga Web 2, NetEye

NetPye: how to use a RaspberryPi as NetEye Satellite

This article explains how to set up a NetEye4 satellite using a Raspberry Pi. This is not an official guide and this solution is not officially supported. As test-bed I used a Raspberry Pi 4B with 4GB of ram, 32GB microSD card and NetEye 4.12 single-node installation as master. Master Configuration Add a new zone…

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21. 08. 2020 Nicola Degara NetEye, Service Management, SLM, Unified Monitoring

The NetEye and Jira Cloud Ecosystem Is Even More Integrated

Between one trial run and another, in these summer days I’ve also taken my time to deepen the theme on the interaction between NetEye 4 and ticketing systems. For my tests I chose the Jira Service Desk Cloud, and I must honestly say that the result achieved was satisfactory 🙂 As a method of integration…

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23. 06. 2020 Giuseppe Di Garbo NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Identify and Monitor Active Directory Domain Controllers with NetEye 4

NetEye 4, thanks to the Director module, offers very powerful mechanisms when it comes to fetching data from external data sources. Among the external resources that can be configured in NetEye 4 there is clearly LDAP / Active Directory. This type of resource can be used for multiple purposes: Authentication of users Import of LDAP…

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31. 03. 2020 Giuseppe Di Garbo NetEye, Unified Monitoring

How to Configure Telegram Notifications on NetEye

In a previous post, Valentina showed us how to configure Slack Notifications… and here I will similarly show you how to configure Telegram notifications on NetEye. Create a Telegram Bot A very easy way to create a bot on Telegram is through … another bot 😉 BotFather is a Telegram bot dedicated to the creation…

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30. 09. 2019 Giuseppe Di Garbo Icinga News, NetEye

Downtime with NetEye 4 Using Icinga 2 API

Scheduling downtime is extremely useful, if not essential, for the correct management of a monitoring system. What exactly is downtime and what is the reason for having it? “Downtime can be scheduled for planned server maintenance or any other targeted service outage you are aware of in advance. Downtime suppresses notifications and can trigger other…

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27. 06. 2019 Stefano Bruno NetEye, Unified Monitoring

A Simple Way to Deploy Linux Agents Using the Icinga 2 API

The Agent’s distribution is probably one of those more time-consuming tasks. This can be for various reasons: different operating systems, network segregation, administrative credentials that are difficult to obtain, or even more simply, a large number of Agents to install. We know that the Agent installation on Windows servers is made easier by this PowerShell…

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17. 12. 2018 Valentina Da Rold NetEye, Unified Monitoring

IPL Turns NetEye 4 Development Upside Down

We are witnessing a deep transformation within the NetEye 4 core: Icinga Web 2 will move from the Zend Framework to a totally new library called IPL (Icinga PHP Library).  This change is already underway in the NetEye 4.3 release with the new version of the Director module.  The Icinga team has already partially introduced…

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05. 12. 2018 Valentina Da Rold NetEye, Unified Monitoring

How to create a new ZendForm element for Icinga Web 2

In one of the latest releases of the EventHandler module for NetEye 4 we introduce, for the first time, a completely customized form element.  In order to satisfy certain EventHandler usage constraints, we needed to create a drop-down element that allows the user to enter a custom value in addition to choosing one of the…

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25. 09. 2018 Valentina Da Rold NetEye, Unified Monitoring

How to Integrate an External jQuery Plugin in Icinga Web 2

As already mentioned in my other blog posts, NetEye 4 is based on Icinga Web 2, a powerful PHP framework. During the development of some of our custom NetEye modules for Icinga Web 2, we needed to include some new, custom jQuery plugins to create a neat new effect in the GUI.  For example, with…

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