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07. 05. 2021 Franco Federico Log Management, Log-SIEM, NetEye

Collecting Network and DNS Logs on Your Infrastructure

Several customers have asked us how they can collect DNS logs. In our solution, we proposed a Packetbeat Agent that allows you to collect data and send them to our centralized NetEye SIEM directly, or via a NetEye satellite. The Domain Name System (DNS) provides a hierarchy of names for computers and services on the…

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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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30. 12. 2020 Damiano Chini NetEye

VMD – Tornado Integration

We introduced an interesting new feature into NetEye starting in version 4.13 that permits integrating vSphereDB with Tornado. By being able to process vSphereDB Events and Alarms with Tornado rules and actions, you can for example use vSphereDB to dynamically monitor Virtual Machines and Hosts. Architecture Finding a way to send Alarms and Events stored…

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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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24. 11. 2020 Damiano Chini Bug Fixes, NetEye

Bug Fixes for NetEye 4.14

We fixed a bug for which the Reporting scheduling service icinga-reporting.service was unable to send report after facing errors in the connection with MariaDB. For NetEye 4.14 we updated: icingaweb2-module-reporting and icingaweb2-module-reporting-autosetup package to version 0.9.1_neteye0.5.3-2

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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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28. 10. 2020 Nicola Degara Business Service Monitoring, Cloud, Icinga Web 2, NetEye, Service Management, SLM, Unified Monitoring

NetEye Incident Response with Atlassian Opsgenie Integration

As an Atlassian partner we are working in this period on the preparation of an online demo system in parallel with the delivery of our new NetEye demo online service. For the occasion I decided to expand our already existing NetEye integration with the Atlassian ecosystem that you will find described in other previous blogs….

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27. 10. 2020 Arianna Cunaccia Webinar

Cyber Security with ntopng and nScrub

Identify and Mitigate Attacks  Protecting against cyber-attacks is becoming a top-priority for corporates around the world. An effective strategy for the protection against such events should focus at least on two dimensions, namely threat intelligence and perimeter defense. Using ntopng and nscrub we demonstrate how to effectively identify and mitigate threats in corporate networks with practical recommendations, guidelines and future directions to effectively…

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02. 10. 2020 Damiano Chini Development, NetEye

NetEye Communication over NATS

In a previous post we talked about how in NetEye we migrated all the Tornado communications from direct TCP to NATS. Since then, we’ve extensively and successfully adopted NATS as a communication channel for many of the components present in NetEye. As often happens when approaching new technologies, the initial straightforward approach did not turn…

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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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20. 08. 2020 Rocco Pezzani NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Understand Which Agents you Need to Upgrade

As you may already know, starting with version 4.12 NetEye 4 upgraded its Icinga 2 engine from version 2.10.5 to version 2.11.3. At every training session, I always emphasize this rule: Icinga 2 Master Instance version >= Icinga 2 Satellite Instance version >= Icinga 2 Agent Instance version And thus everyone expects that his or…

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19. 08. 2020 Giuseppe Di Garbo Icinga Web 2, NetEye

NetEye 4 Template Library (NTL) and Icinga Template Library

NetEye4 provides the Icinga Template Library and includes several plugins ready for use. The Icinga Template Library (ITL) implements standard templates and object definitions which allows for the very quick and effective use of plugins. These definitions are read-only and available through the Icinga Director > Commands > External Commands menu. Most of the plugins…

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