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monitor remote OES11 + Groupwise

We have taken over a company with 2 sites - (well essentially 2 businesses)
both fairly small sites with 10 user and 15 user

I've move one site from Windows 2003 + Mdemon to OES11 and Groupwise already

the site is 240 miles away from where I'm based!!
(With our original site - haven't done any monitoring as I'm around most of
the time)

Over the next month will be migrating the other site too but I've got about
3-4 weeks to play

I need to implement some sort of Remote Monitoring - budget is limited so
I'm thinking of scripts of some sort!

Power failure - currently I'm using an existing UPS at the site but I need a
UPS which works with OES 11 and send alerts - any suggestions
Any way to monitor eDir or other OES essential services
I've opted for software mirror in Linux for the 10 user site - any tools to
monitor that?

Same with GroupWise

I've setup VNC for remote access but I'd rather know if anything wrong
before users start calling!!!

Appreciate any help you can provide as I'm in uncharted territory here.






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Brian;2221239 wrote:
We have taken over a company with 2 sites - (well essentially 2 businesses)
both fairly small sites with 10 user and 15 user

I've move one site from Windows 2003 + Mdemon to OES11 and Groupwise already

the site is 240 miles away from where I'm based!!
(With our original site - haven't done any monitoring as I'm around most of
the time)

Over the next month will be migrating the other site too but I've got about
3-4 weeks to play

I need to implement some sort of Remote Monitoring - budget is limited so
I'm thinking of scripts of some sort!

Power failure - currently I'm using an existing UPS at the site but I need a
UPS which works with OES 11 and send alerts - any suggestions
Any way to monitor eDir or other OES essential services
I've opted for software mirror in Linux for the 10 user site - any tools to
monitor that?

Same with GroupWise

I've setup VNC for remote access but I'd rather know if anything wrong
before users start calling!!!

Appreciate any help you can provide as I'm in uncharted territory here.


If you're on certain hardware (not vmware), you can use the vendor agents (ie: HP SIM agents for OES/SLES). But that won't get you things like eDir, etc. Although usually you'll get a phone call before the monitoring will alert you anyway (if ndsd is down, nothing really works).

Otherwise, NAGIOS can be tweaked/tuned for that
Groupwise has "monitor". Assuming you can get it working properly, it defaults to every 5 minutes polling I believe.

Generally speaking, things just work fine (well except for ndsd crashes and GW coring--haha).

APC units work fine with OES (we have them all over the place) with the monitoring agents.
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kjhurni;2221285 wrote:
Otherwise, NAGIOS can be tweaked/tuned for that


+1 for Nagios. Open Source and very versatile.

There are also extra plugins that can be used along with OES11, the more recent ones found here : OES Nagios Plugins ( Monitor Open Enterprise Server )

Using openSUSE as Nagios base is what I find most convenient as nagios packages and extra ones that enhance functionality (like pnp4nagios, nagvis, cakti and all that good stuff) can be easily installed from the openSUSE repositories. This makes setting up the base monitor server a snap.

Cheers,
Willem
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