Nectar on Cacti 1.1.x?

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BenPDX
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Nectar on Cacti 1.1.x?

#1 Post by BenPDX » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:50 pm

We are running Cacti 1.1.x on a CentOS 7.3 server. As they come out, we apply the yum updates for Cacti. Somewhere along the way the Nectar plugin stopped working, and I am trying to fix it. I just installed the latest yum update, which brought my Cacti version to 1.1.24.

Nectar was showing up under plugins with a status of "Installed", but clicking on the "Enable Plugin" button had no effect. Thinking I would just reinstall it, I clicked the "Uninstall Plugin" button, which removed it from the Plugins page.

When I went to find instructions and downloads to reinstall Nectar, I found that all the all of the instructions/downloads are really old and seem to apply only to pre-1.0 versions of Cacti. While searching the forums, I have seen many references stating that Nectar is now an "embedded" plugin in Cacti 1.0+.

What does it mean that it's an "embedded" plugin? How do I configure the creation and emailing of reports? Is the fact that there is very little documentation available (that I can find) due to the fact that it is completely obvious in the Cacti interface, and I am either missing it (which would not be out of the question!), or something is misconfigured so that I don't see where to manage it?

Any guidance would be much appreciated!

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Re: Nectar on Cacti 1.1.x?

#2 Post by cigamit » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:33 pm

If you read the 1.0 Changelog, you will see
feature: Merge Reporting (Nectar) Plugin - Reporting
The plugin isn't necessary anymore.

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Re: Nectar on Cacti 1.1.x?

#3 Post by BenPDX » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:29 am

OK, now that we've clarified that the Nectar functionality is embedded in 1.0+, can someone please point me to information on how to configure reports that I can email on a daily basis?

Thanks!

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Re: Nectar on Cacti 1.1.x?

#4 Post by Pucho » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:19 pm

First go to Configuration>Users>your_username>Permissions and tick "Reports Creation" and "Reports Management"

Do and F5 and you'll see a new tab called "Reporting" afterwards.
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Re: Nectar on Cacti 1.1.x?

#5 Post by pato » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:13 am

THANKS!!!!

To bad your manual is nowhere actually documented in the official plug-in description.

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Re: Nectar on Cacti 1.1.x?

#6 Post by netniV » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:47 am

Technically, this is no longer a plugin but fully integrated as of 1.0.0

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Re: Nectar on Cacti 1.1.x?

#7 Post by pato » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:40 pm

That is correct, but it would still be nice if the "how to enable" would somewhere be documented on the "old" plugin page :)

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Re: Nectar on Cacti 1.1.x?

#8 Post by netniV » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:45 pm

To be honest, at some point this year, the old pages are going to fade away. They will be replaced with something a bit more up to date, although the documentation is no where near as complete as I would like.

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