Tutorial: Using Plugin Packs for fast monitoring deployment

Since the Centreon version 3.4 release, 6 Plugin Packs are available free:

  • Cisco standard: used for basic Cisco hardware monitoring;
  • Linux SNMP: used to monitor the main GNU/Linux server using the SNMP protocol;
  • MySQL DB: used to monitor DBMSs such as MySQL or MariaDB;
  • Printer standard: used to monitor printers using the SNMP protocol;
  • UPS standard: used to monitor UPS using the SNMP protocol;
  • Windows SNMP: used to monitor the main Microsoft Windows server using the SNMP protocol.

Thanks to the Plugin Packs, your Information System can be monitored in just a few minutes. Let’s look at all the steps.

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Tutorial: how to automate your Centreon monitoring with Salt

Today, IT infrastructures are more and more complex and dynamic. With cloud infrastructure and applications based on containers, infrastructure changes quickly and must be up to date into your monitoring system.

The best way to be up to date is to use automatization with a configuration management tool. In this article we will be use Salt like configuration manager but methodology are the same for other tools.

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The Power of Knowing to Ensure Business Continuity

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Business continuity is defined as “the capability of an organization to continue delivery of products or services at acceptable pre-defined levels following a disruptive incident” (source: ISO 22301:2012, Business Continuity Institute).
This requires IT leaders to make the connection between business and technology performance. The most basic of this connection is to know how IT systems and networks are functioning for business continuity.

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Centreon IMP in 10 key points

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Losses from IT service disruptions and unplanned downtime, although smaller in figures, can be more crippling for SMBs/SMEs than for large enterprise. Indeed, data recovery can take up to 9 hours and involve 40% productivity losses which represent $55K-$100K in lost revenues (CA Tech report).

But due to resource pressures, growing density and diversity of devices, applications and services in increasingly hybrid infrastructure (physical, virtual, cloud), deploying good monitoring becomes challenging for their IT staff, if it’s not totally overlooked.

Centreon IMP completely solve this problem: being able to empower ITOM professionals with round-the-clock monitored IT information and insight, regardless of sector, size or IT staff and resources.

Centreon IMP, ready-to-use monitoring solution, in 10 key points:

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New versions of Centreon products to guarantee Centreon 3.4 compatibility

The release of Centreon 3.4, the new version of our open source solution, is accompanied by a version upgrade of all Centreon products. The new versions of Centreon EPP, Centreon MAP, Centreon BAM and Centreon MBI, as well as the Centreon EMS solution are therefore compatible with Centreon 3.4.

Important: for any upgrade, please contact our Centreon TechSupport first to update your repo of Centreon and thereafter your products or Centreon EMS solution.

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