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17. 04. 2019 TobiasGoller Capacity Management, Microsoft Management, NetEye

MSSQL Performance Monitoring: The Sequel

Due to the very positive customer feedback on our extended MSSQL performance monitoring article, I would like to briefly highlight this functionality. We have been implementing systems for MSSQL performance monitoring for a long time, offered either as a managed IT service, or on-premise depending on the requirements. Previously, we recorded and evaluated counters such… Read More

08. 04. 2019 Alessandro Romboli NetEye, NetEye ITOA

Anonymous Access for Wall Dashboards

Scenario A lot of people who have a NetEye monitoring system will set up a Wall Dashboard to display the status of their most important services and vital performance data. If these Dashboards are built using Grafana (in the ITOA menu in NetEye 4), you will encounter the problem that you will need to bypass… Read More

01. 04. 2019 Thomas Forrer NetEye, Release Notes

NetEye 4.5 and NetEye 3.17 Release Notes

NetEye 4.5 Release Notes Welcome to version 4.5 of our NetEye v4 Unified Monitoring Solution. Following version 4.4, the new and updated features in this version focus on bug fixes, updates to CentOS and core components, and improvements to Log Manager, Lampo, Tornado and Safed. Product: NetEye Release Number: 4.5 Release Date: March 31, 2019… Read More

29. 03. 2019 Angelo Rosace Log Auditing, NetEye

Host Creation via Icingacli Commands for Monitoring and Deploying a Safed Agent Configuration

Creating hosts in NetEye’s Director module can sometimes be time-consuming and a repetitious, tiring and boring job. Especially if you have to populate Director with a large number of hosts for setting up a test environment, for example. One solution is to create a script consisting of nothing but icingacli commands. Each command line instruction… Read More

21. 03. 2019 Franco Federico NetEye

Field Anonymization with NetEye 4 for GDPR

The regulations of the GDPR in many cases require that some user data is not always present, and / and or that they are anonymized.  So I would like to show you now how NetEye 4 responds to this new requirement. NetEye 4 is composed of various modules. In the NetEye 4 Log Manager, we have Elastic… Read More

27. 02. 2019 TobiasGoller Cloud, NetEye

NetEye 4 and Managed IT Services

As you all know, NetEye 4 is offered as an appliance or virtual machine. But today I want to talk about cloud and managed IT services using NetEye 4. As a foreword I would just like to briefly explain what managed IT services are: A managed IT service is a solution that is delivered by… Read More

31. 01. 2019 Arianna Cunaccia EriZone & OTRS, NetEye, ntop

Upskill Your Expertise!  Our 2019 Training Program Is Out Now!

Explore advanced monitoring techniques and approaches, gain a thorough grounding in Service Management strategies and achieve advanced skills in Performance Management. Our commitment is to provide the best expertise and training practices for you as NetEye, EriZone or ntop user. Join the program that individually fits to your personal needs and get in-depth knowledge on… Read More

27. 12. 2018 Charles Callaway Development, NetEye

Research & Development – A New User Guide Process (Part 4)

Software grows.  So do software teams.  To avoid getting slow and rusty over time, teams need to constantly assess their progress, improve where they can, and make necessary changes when warranted. The NetEye R&D team is no exception. Back when NetEye was smaller, we wrote documentation when time allowed, typically after new features had already… Read More

21. 12. 2018 Franco Federico 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… Read More

21. 12. 2018 Giuseppe Di Garbo NetEye

How to Back Up All of Your Grafana Dashboards

Grafana has become one of the most used modules of NetEye.  As many of you know, it’s very easy to export and import individual Grafana dashboards using the existing export functionality via JSON. [1] Unfortunately, there is no quick and easy way to export all dashboards and data sources at once and then implement a… Read More

17. 12. 2018 Valentina Da Rold Development, NetEye

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… Read More

05. 12. 2018 Valentina Da Rold Development, NetEye

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… Read More

05. 12. 2018 Michele Santuari Development, NetEye

Research & Development – Backlog (Part 2)

We described in a prior blog post how the Research & Development team has adopted a full Agile approach.  Although the basic principles remain unchanged and all team members have embraced a mindset of self-organization and team collaboration, in recent years new challenges have arisen that require continuous improvements in our methodologies. In particular, in this blog post we… Read More

26. 11. 2018 Arianna Cunaccia NetEye, Network Traffic Monitoring, ntop

ntop Training

Who is using your network and how? What kind of traffic does your company generate? Where does slow network performance come from? ntop has the answers. ntop is a network traffic probe that monitors network usage. This solution provides an intuitive, encrypted web user interface for the exploration of both real-time and historical traffic information. In our… Read More

26. 11. 2018 Susanne Greiner NetEye, NetEye ITOA

How to Drop a Tag in InfluxDB

If  you’ve ever had cardinality problems with InfluxDB, you might have discovered that a tag is the likely culprit.  Well done!  But now your next step is getting rid of that tag, and that’s when you’ll realize that in a time series database, tags play an important role in indexing.  Because dropping tags is rather complicated,… Read More

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