Part 3: Installing CES 3.2 in a jiffy

In the previous article of this series, we outlined some key monitoring enhancements that are now part of CES 3.2, including updates of the ISO file to make installation and configuration even easier.

In this short and final article, you’ll find out how simple and quick installing CES (Centreon Enterprise Server) can be.  In fact, the installation procedure can take as little as an hour at no cost, especially if your storage infrastructure does not create bottlenecks for disk access.  That means you can try and test it out for as long as you want.

Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself.

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Part 2: New Benefits Offered by CES 3.2

With the release of CES version 3.2 recently, we explained the difference between Centreon software and CES.  To recap, CES is our industry-grade enterprise solution that groups a large set of key monitoring benefits made possible by the Centreon software suite.

In this 2nd part, we summarize some key benefits that are now part of CES 3.2, the third version of CES 3.x based on Cent0S 6.x.  It obviously integrates all system updates provided by CentOS.

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Best practices: “How to develop or extend the Centreon Plugins”

In 2012, we presented the best practices for developing a monitoring plugin for your Centreon platform. Meanwhile, our team has developed a new ecosystem calledCentreon Plugins” to management monitoring plugins.

Although the previous article is no longer relevant, the basic concepts of development are still those in force:

  • return code of host’s plugin (UP, DOWN, UNREACHABLE, UNKNOWN) ;
  • return code of service’s plugin (OK, WARNING, CRITICAL, UNKNOWN) ;
  • output’s management (output également appelé short output, et long output) ;
  • perfdata’s management ;
 Today, we created an ecosystem based on:
  • main script (« centreon_plugin.pl ») ;
  • libraries for hardware, os, network equipment, storage, databases or applications ;
  • each libraries has a list of indicators to monitor.

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