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 Post subject: Nagios Plugin for Cacti (NPC) 2.x - Preview
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:15 am 
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I have finally decided to rewrite NPC this time including all the features I want to see. It is not ready for an initial release yet but I wanted to show a few screenshots and list out some of the features to give an idea of the direction. One big change was to use ndo2db to handle inserting nagios events/objects into the database. This gets us away from the inserter module which is where most people had trouble.

I am very interested in suggestions so if you have an idea of what a Nagios and Cacti integration should be please share it in this thread and I will use this thread to give updates on the development status.

Features/goals:

* Nagios data is handled via ndo2db (written/maintained by Nagios team)
* A customizable dashboard view with various portlets to choose from
* Tabbed interface (EXT) with asynchronous data loads
* Must be a complete Nagios UI replacement (reports, maps, etc.)
* Must import (graph) Nagios performance data (semi-auto)
* Ability to link existing Cact service/host graphs to Nagios service/host
* Host and service level permissions configured similar to Cacti

A few screenshots are attached.


Cheers,
Billy


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:27 am 
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This looks great, I am excited to see the screenshots and look forward to testing the software.


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 Post subject: beautifull!
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WOW!
any idea when release is finished?


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Yeah, how soon?!

I'm leaving my current employer at the end of this month - I'd love to leave them with a glimpse of this on their test server!! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Nagios Plugin for Cacti (NPC) 2.x - Preview
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:20 pm 
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divagater wrote:
I have finally decided to rewrite NPC this time including all the features I want to see. It is not ready for an initial release yet but I wanted to show a few screenshots and list out some of the features to give an idea of the direction. One big change was to use ndo2db to handle inserting nagios events/objects into the database. This gets us away from the inserter module which is where most people had trouble.

I am very interested in suggestions so if you have an idea of what a Nagios and Cacti integration should be please share it in this thread and I will use this thread to give updates on the development status.

Features/goals:

* Nagios data is handled via ndo2db (written/maintained by Nagios team)
* A customizable dashboard view with various portlets to choose from
* Tabbed interface (EXT) with asynchronous data loads
* Must be a complete Nagios UI replacement (reports, maps, etc.)
* Must import (graph) Nagios performance data (semi-auto)
* Ability to link existing Cact service/host graphs to Nagios service/host
* Host and service level permissions configured similar to Cacti

A few screenshots are attached.


Cheers,
Billy
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Any idea when release is finished?


Depending on the day job I think I can have a release candidate ready in 2 weeks. The 1st rc should have all screens and most integration features available.

I am setting up a public trac site with subversion access as well and will shoot the link out for that shortly.

~Billy


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Hi divagater,
looks very promissing!!
Will there be the ability to configure nagios from the web ui?

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Dagonet


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I love what I'm seeing, sent you an email as well.

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 Post subject: NPC importer (N2C - Nagios to Cacti)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:13 pm 
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Still jamming away at this plugin. I just finished the host import component and thought I would let you see how it works.

In most cases we will want hosts being monitored by Nagios to exist within Cacti. The N2C import component will handle importing Nagios hosts into Cacti and then establishing a permanent mapping between the two. The importer automatically determines by hostname/IP if a Nagios host already exists in Cacti and if so it will simply setup the mapping (no duplicates).

To make importing large number of hosts manageable and to be able to control what Cacti template is applied during the import, the import is done by assigning a Cacti template to a Nagios host group. I attached a few screen shots to give an example.

Importing performance data is the next phase starting now...

Cheers,
Billy


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File comment: This screen allows us to choose which Cacti host template gets applied to the hosts in a Nagios hostgroup.
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File comment: This screen shows the results of the import process.
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Does anybody know a Great front end for Nagios?


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2 divagater:
What requirements at a plugin?
Can be while there is its completion - we shall establish all necessary?


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chrisgapske wrote:
Does anybody know a Great front end for Nagios?

Hi,
try centreon www.centreon.com. It is released under the GPL.

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chrisgapske wrote:
Does anybody know a Great front end for Nagios?


I use this:
http://www.groundworkopensource.com/


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 Post subject: yessss
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i can't wait to try this out


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