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01. 02. 2021 Rocco Pezzani NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Monitoring Certificate Expiration with the x509 Module

Now, if you’ve followed my previous blogs about the x509 Module, you should have in place your x509 Certificates Asset with (or without) a minimum of cleanup routines. Now it’s time to look at what Icinga was made for: monitoring. Making an asset out of all of your SSL Certificates is only half the job….

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28. 12. 2020 Rocco Pezzani Asset Management, NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Cleaning up Your Certificate Inventory

Some of my customers make use of short-expiration SSL Certificates signed by Let’s Encrypt or similar services. Our company also makes extensive use of this kind of certificate, and in the near future most (if not all) of your SSL Certificates will in any event become like them as their expiration date approaches. Maybe some…

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23. 12. 2020 Stefano Bruno NetEye, Unified Monitoring

The NagVis module: Adding a Grafana Panel on Mouse-over

Hi everyone, in this article I want to tell you about the NagVis module and how we’re going to customize a template so that it can allow us to modify the information displayed during mouse-over (hover). Basically, what we’ll try to achieve will be to preview the performance graphs written on Influx via an additional…

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23. 11. 2020 Rocco Pezzani Asset Management, NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Certificate Inventory and Monitoring with NetEye

In the last 10-or-so years, the complexity of enterprise IT applications has greatly increased: each of them can span vertically with multiple (and complex) layers, and each layer can serve applications other than the one that it’s part of. And, obviously, each layer spans across several servers to increase performance and availability. This inevitably leads…

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22. 10. 2020 Alessandro Valentini NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Kentix MultiSensor-LAN: Integration with NetEye4

Kentix MultiSensor is a device which includes many sensors for use in monitoring server and IT rooms. The sensor only needs to be connected to your network (PoE is required) and to have SNMP configured through its web interface. The LAN version we used in this test monitors: Temperature Humidity Dewpoint Fire (carbon monoxide) Motion…

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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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28. 09. 2020 Mattia Codato Contribution, Development, Icinga News, NetEye, Unified Monitoring

NetEye – Icinga2 Execute Command API

In the last few weeks, we collaborated with the Icinga2 developers to create a new powerful API, called “Execute Command“. The main purpose of this new API is to execute specific commands on a node by sending the request to the parent node. This is useful when the user cannot reach the desired node (an…

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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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23. 03. 2020 Juergen Vigna NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Monitoring iSeries Hosts with NetEye

Last week I had to implement monitoring checks for a customer’s host running an IBM iSeries server. As the monitoring for that is a bit particular, I’d like to share what I did, and also share with you an Icinga2 Basket containing the monitoring structure. Where to Find the Necessary Files You may download the…

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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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11. 03. 2019 Stefano Bruno Log-SIEM, NetEye

Segregated Multitenancy Monitoring: The Satellite and the Essential Role of the CA-Proxy

In many circumstances, monitoring systems need to be extended to locations where we have no direct control. We can think for instance of a company that provides monitoring services to various customers: each with its own firewalls and each with its own security rules. The deployment of firewall rules from the central monitoring node to…

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21. 12. 2018 Franco Federico Icinga News, NetEye

How to Monitor Icinga 2 Itself with Icingabeat

NetEye 4 is based on Icinga 2. How can we monitor it? There are several options available; here I choose Icingabeat and test it. Icingabeat is an Elastic Beat that fetches data from the Icinga 2 API and sends it directly to either Elasticsearch or Logstash. In my case, I wanted to send the information…

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21. 11. 2018 Juergen Vigna ITOA, NetEye, Predictive Analysis, Unified Monitoring

Manage the Performance of your MSSQL Databases

So you have MSSQL databases and you’d like to keep an eye on the performance of your DB.  Using NetEye this is quite easy.  The  tools you need are already available on your NetEye server:  InfluxDB, the Telegraf agent, and Grafana for visualizing your Dashboards. The SQL Server Input Plugin provides metrics for your SQL…

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20. 02. 2018 TobiasGoller Unified Monitoring

F5 Monitoring with NetEye

After deploying and configuring F5 network gear in your company, your next step will be to monitor these new devices. Depending on your monitoring solution, integrating your F5 network equipment can range from simple to complex. Maybe you need to search around for the various MIB files to get the optimal monitoring parameters, or perhaps…

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07. 02. 2018 Juergen Vigna Log Management, Log-SIEM, NetEye

Harmonize Your Monitoring with Your Elasticsearch Database Entries

If you have an Elasticsearch Database like the one in the NetEye Elastic Stack Module then you are surely interested in integrating this information into your Monitoring environment.  To do this, use this new plugin: check_elasticsearch_query # /data/neteye/usr/lib/nagios/plugins/local/check_elasticsearch_query –help Check a count of number of events fount in elasticsearch over a query and timeframe Usage:…

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