New Additions to Centreon’s Plugin Pack Catalog

If you are a CES user, you may already know of Centreon’s vast catalog of Plugin Packs and plugins available on GitHub.  They help plug your monitoring system from Centreon into your enterprise IT operations almost instantly, covering and obtaining data about availability and performance of various IT assets and infrastructure.

We’ve just enhanced the Plugin Packs to extend and make your monitoring coverage easy using CES.  

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Centreon BI version 2.2 is out!


Users of Centreon Business Intelligence (BI) 2.2 will find 9 new report templates offering pertinent insights from your monitoring data, notably on:

  • IT energy consumption
  • Virtualization
  • Availability of IT service activity

Plus … ETL optimization and interface enhancements with handy tutorials.

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Why Centreon is Going with the Apache License

It’s official.  Centreon software will be developed and distributed based on the Apache License 2.0 from now on. Why the change, you may ask.

As our software solutions are increasingly used and tailored to all kinds of user environment and industries, our community of open source developers is also growing and maturing.

To keep our community of contributors thriving with diverse software expertise, we want every contributor’s work and source code development, including that of Centreon’s, to be truly respected and allowed to make money if desired.

So reducing ambiguity in source code contributions and being able to give proper attribution to them with respect to global standards and practices is important.  This way, users of the Centreon software can benefit from evolving solutions that are robust and mature; and authors and maintainers of the software know what they are supporting and contributing to.

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Bests Practices: How to use categories of objects in Centreon

You know how groups works in Centreon user interface and you want to optimize your configuration and/or exploit as well as possible the Centreon BI and Centreon Map modules, you should read this article!

The concepts of groups (hostgroups, servicegroups, contactgroups) was previously defined in the “Bests Practices: How to use groups of objects in Centreon” article. We will not get back on these concepts.

A category is look like a group of objects but having the distinction of being used to filter a subset of elements and not to select objects. There are two types of categories: for the hosts and for the services.

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Bests Practices: How to use groups of objects in Centreon

If you don’t know this type of object in the configuration of Centreon, if you want to upgrade your knowledge or if you want to get the best benefit of collected data of your monitoring platform, this article is for you!

This article uses basic definitions from previous one about use cases of hosts and services groups and tries to complete definitions.

A group of objects is a logical container to group objects of monitoring configuration in Centreon UI. Groups can be used with:

  • Hosts ;
  • Services ;
  • Contacts used for notification ;
  • Centreon web access users.

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