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31. 12. 2021 Damiano Chini Development, Log Management, Log-SIEM, NetEye

Real Time Log Signing on Fleet-managed Elastic Agents – A Preliminary Investigation

The R&D Team is currently working on the integration of the new Elastic Fleet management tool in NetEye 4. Once Elastic Fleet is fully integrated in NetEye 4, all of the Log Management features currently supported will also need to work with the Elastic Fleet. In particular, the integration of Elastic Fleet with the Log…

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31. 12. 2021 Damiano Chini Development, NetEye

Tornado Monitoring and Statistics

When I’m running a service which processes a lot of data, sooner or later I start to wonder: what is the service doing? What data is it processing? This also applies to our event processor Tornado. For the Tornado Engine, the administrator may wonder for example how many events Tornado is receiving, how many actions…

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29. 12. 2021 Giuseppe Di Garbo ITOA, NetEye

Business Processes and Dashboards

The Business Process module is one of the most useful modules in NetEye, but it’s often underestimated. A Business Process offers a way to model relations between monitored objects by NetEye (host and services), allowing you to model applications or infrastructures. They also allow you to drill down into the details, from high-level services to…

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20. 12. 2021 Rocco Pezzani NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Introducing NetEye Extension Packs

One of the strongest points of NetEye is the extremely high level of customization that you can reach. It allows any customer to set up their environment for an almost perfect fit to their own needs or desires. This is typically achieved with the work of our Consultant Team in understanding each customer’s needs, and…

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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. 10. 2021 Giuseppe Di Garbo ITOA, NetEye

NetEye Problems Dashboard

Do you need a customizable dashboard to better track problems detected by NetEye? Here’s one: WARNING This dashboard does not take into account the user’s role and related permissions and it is intended for use by an administrator on an on-premise non multi-tenant installation of NetEye. USE CASE The standard Problems display (divided into two…

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18. 10. 2021 Damiano Chini Bug Fixes, NetEye, SLM

Bug Fixes for NetEye 4.19

We fixed a bug in the SLM Reports, wherein case the icinga2 downtime depth at the beginning of the report was greater than 1, the report would consider the downtime depth equal to 1. This bug was also raising an error when PGSQL was enabled. For NetEye 4.19 we updated the following packages: icingaweb2-module-slm to…

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19. 09. 2021 Rocco Pezzani ITOA, NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Understanding Instability in a Monitored Environment

Whenever a new monitoring project gets underway, a consultant discusses with the customer about almost any related topic: what needs to be monitored, how to monitor it, when to implement it, how to represent performance data, etc. Based on customer needs and desires, any sort of implementation strategy can be planned, but almost all of…

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08. 07. 2021 Franco Federico Unified Monitoring

How to Monitor a Complex Veeam-based Backup System

Veeam is a widely used and well-known backup system. A customer recently asked me if he could check on the operation of his Veeam-based backup system by verifying the Windows event log, since the standard checks used within the community did not provide him with the current status of his Veeam infrastructure. This use case…

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24. 06. 2021 Giuseppe Di Garbo NetEye

How to monitor applications using JSON pages

As you all known, JSON is a standard format used for exchanging data between applications. This standard is adopted by practically every vendor and by many applications to make information available via REST API. It is therefore very useful to exploit this information in standard format also in the monitoring field. A concrete example that…

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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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