Monitoring

Hi All,

Wondering whether there are any monitoring options for OES Linux either via SNMP or other method?

We want to integrate it with our installation of PRTG.

We have been able to get some basic SSH info via in built tests, but are thinking that SNMP may be a more suitable thing for it.

Only other method that appears to be viable is monitoring the ports the services are running on.

Thanks

Dave
  • dwiseman2 wrote:

    > Wondering whether there are any monitoring options for OES Linux
    > either via SNMP or other method?
    >
    > We want to integrate it with our installation of PRTG.


    Not sure if you've ever considered Nagios but there are Nagios plugins
    for monitoring OES.

    http://www.novell.com/communities/node/13724/oes-nagios-plugins-monitor-open-enterprise-server

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  • On Mon, 25 Mar 2013 02:16:02 0000, dwiseman2 wrote:

    > Wondering whether there are any monitoring options for OES Linux either
    > via SNMP or other method?


    I started playing around with some of the OES Nagios monitor scripts, but
    haven't gotten very far with actually using them for anything.

    There was, I believe, a BrainShare session this year on monitoring. Did
    you see that?


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  • No, haven't looked at the PRTG add ons, and nagios seemed a bit too involved for us, we just wanted something to monitor the bulk of things out of the box which PRTG did. I'm not a scripting guy but I realise it has to be done here and there with a few things.

    Is there any SNMP functionality we can monitor even the base OS with? I can't seem to find anything to describe what can and can't be monitored on even the OS in the doco.
  • On Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:56:01 0000, dwiseman2 wrote:

    > Is there any SNMP functionality we can monitor even the base OS with?


    The "base OS" is Linux. Yes, you can use SNMP there.

    For OES, some components (eDirectory) definitely support SNMP. Other
    components may as well.


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  • Thanks Dave

    I have had a bit of a look around on the net, but can't seem to find anything definitive about setting up and configuring SNMP on SLES 10 / 11. Other then you need to have net-snmp installed and the location of the config files. Is there a coolsolution or TID on setting it up?
  • You do not have to configure much for SNMP on Linux as the most
    interesting data for monitoring the server are provided out of the box
    without special configuration - you just need to define the
    communitynames, the allowed hosts to access and write data, the trap
    receivers and that's it - the rest can be handled by a decent
    monitoring software.

    There is the included snmpconf script, which takes care of those
    necessary settings you just need to run that, enter the appropriate
    answers and are done.

    As an additional info, the OES and GW specific SNMP agents I would not
    run - in OES 11 they can be either resource consuming or especially the
    GW agents are prone to crashing SNMP totally and the information
    provided by them is not really necessary for monitoring the server
    status.

    I am not using PRTG but the free build of Zenoss, which has the nice
    feature, that it runs on almost any Linux host and provides out of the
    box good monitoring of Linux and Windows machines (which can even be
    done via WMI access directly from the Linux box) and has nice plugins
    for Netware, VMware ESXi, several routers etc..
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    dwiseman2 wrote:

    >
    >Thanks Dave
    >
    >I have had a bit of a look around on the net, but can't seem to find
    >anything definitive about setting up and configuring SNMP on SLES 10 /
    >11. Other then you need to have net-snmp installed and the location of
    >the config files. Is there a coolsolution or TID on setting it up?

  • On Thu, 28 Mar 2013 02:26:01 0000, dwiseman2 wrote:

    > I have had a bit of a look around on the net, but can't seem to find
    > anything definitive about setting up and configuring SNMP on SLES 10 /
    > 11.


    This isn't SLES specific, it's generic to the Linux OS. What is it that
    you want to monitor? A quick Google for "snmp linux" turns up dozens of
    hits. Further refining the search with some hints on what you want to
    monitor would probably be a good idea.


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  • Thanks for the info mate. I'll muck around with that script and see what I can get happening then. Thats sort of what I was looking for. I found a couple of things through googling that mentioned that file but wasn't sure if there was anything further after that script that was required.

    I'll try it out and see

    Thanks

    Dave

    W_Prindl;2255337 wrote:
    You do not have to configure much for SNMP on Linux as the most
    interesting data for monitoring the server are provided out of the box
    without special configuration - you just need to define the
    communitynames, the allowed hosts to access and write data, the trap
    receivers and that's it - the rest can be handled by a decent
    monitoring software.

    There is the included snmpconf script, which takes care of those
    necessary settings you just need to run that, enter the appropriate
    answers and are done.

    As an additional info, the OES and GW specific SNMP agents I would not
    run - in OES 11 they can be either resource consuming or especially the
    GW agents are prone to crashing SNMP totally and the information
    provided by them is not really necessary for monitoring the server
    status.

    I am not using PRTG but the free build of Zenoss, which has the nice
    feature, that it runs on almost any Linux host and provides out of the
    box good monitoring of Linux and Windows machines (which can even be
    done via WMI access directly from the Linux box) and has nice plugins
    for Netware, VMware ESXi, several routers etc..
    --
    W. Prindl


    dwiseman2 wrote:

    >
    >Thanks Dave
    >
    >I have had a bit of a look around on the net, but can't seem to find
    >anything definitive about setting up and configuring SNMP on SLES 10 /
    >11. Other then you need to have net-snmp installed and the location of
    >the config files. Is there a coolsolution or TID on setting it up?