Since its beginning, Centreon allows to display charts from collected performance data. These charts use RRDtool as data support storage and those are available in Centreon Web interface.
Henceforth Centreon allows to export collected performance data to Time Series Databases (TSDB).
Discover our new tutorial in which we explain how to use the Graphite TSDB and view the data with the Grafana dashboard.
In our recent tutorial “Create your own custom view with Centreon”, Laurent teached you how to use the widgets correctly.
I would like to supplement that tutorial today by showing you how to use the Centreon MAP, Centreon BAM and Centreon MBI widgets to create dashboards which facilitate monitoring of business-oriented IT performance.
Whether you have one product or the complete Centreon EMS solution, the widgets make it possible to create personalized dashboards (custom views) to keep an eye on the health of your IT services.
Is my service ok? What has been happening recently? What are the potential risks? What trend can I expect? When can I schedule my maintenance slots? Is now the time to think about investing in new IT resources and, if so, internally or externally?
The answers to all these questions can be found in unified views by leveraging Centreon EMS widgets.
Follow our example of a mail service monitoring and discover how to be on top of your IT game!
Example: With this monitoring dashboard of the company mail service, the IT teams are more reactive in case of service degradation and more proactive as regards planning maintenance to be carried out
Since several versions, Centreon allows to create your own custom views. Many widgets are available and can be configured with several settings to display needed information. This article explains how to create your first custom view based on widgets available from Centreon installation.
Centreon-Poller-Display is an open source and free module, available now in 1.6.0 version, designed to provide a light version of Centreon Web locally on your pollers. This interface allows users to view the monitored resources of the poller from the poller itself. This is interesting for users who are near to the poller server and away from the Central server or in case of a Central/network outage.
According to an IDC survey of 2014, 40% of SMB IT managers simultaneously manage physical, virtual and cloud-based operations. Small or not, they have to deal with a diversity of IT assets, and integrating good monitoring for each of them takes some knowledge and precious time.
Business-conscious IT managers in thriving SMBs may like the greater flexibility and unchallenged affordability of open source. But there’s a non-negligible trade-off to figuring out the integration of open source monitoring in terms of time, staff and budget resources, especially if they have to resort to DIY tactics. Thought, being operational is more critical to their business than for large companies.