User Guide

Monitoring Core

Package nep-monitoring-core adds self-monitoring capabilities to a NetEye. It enables NetEye to:

  • Find the main components of the current Infrastructure

  • Monitor them using a predefined set of checks

This Package is the first of a series: it covers only NetEye Core module functionalities. To monitor other NetEye modules, other NEPs are required. This Package will also act as a common base for other NetEye Monitoring-related Packages, therefore it is required to successfully monitor other NetEye modules.

Minimum supported environment

This package can be installed on systems running the software described below. Systems with equivalent components are also suitable for installation.

Required software

Requirements

NetEye

Version 4.23+

NetEye modules

Core

Package requirements

Service and Host Template shipped with package nep-monitoring-core require the following nep:

  • nep-common

If the NetEye deployments that will receive Package nep-common is a clustered environment, additional preparations must be done.

Setup instructions

If all requirements are met, you can now install this package. To manually set up the nep-monitoring-core package, just use nep-setup utility to install it.

nep-setup install nep-monitoring-core

Post-Setup steps

Package nep-monitoring-core has self-populating capabilities. To create the required monitoring objects, just run the automations provided by this Package.

  1. Run the following Import Sources
    • NetEye infrastructure endpoints Source

    • NetEye infrastructure child zones Source

  2. Run the following Sync Rules in the reported order:
    • NetEye infrastructure endpoints Rule

    • NetEye infrastructure child zones Rule

This will create the required objects for NetEye Monitoring. Then, the generated Host Objects’ properties must be updated to reflect the current configuration of the NetEye infrastructure:

  1. Open Director

  2. Locate Host Object NetEye Master zone Endpoint

  3. Edit Custom Property Installed modules, selecting all the installed NetEye modules

  4. If it is a Clustered NetEye deployment
    1. Search NetEye Cluster node inside the Host Objects: all cluster nodes will be found

    2. Edit Custom Property Local Services and select all the eventually installed NetEye Local services

After this, all the required services will be automatically assigned to the right Host Objects.

Then, the new configuration can be safely deployed.

Automatic Object’s update

Automations provided by this Package can be freely used to generate and refresh all the required monitoring objects. NetEye deployments are not updated often, but the automations can be eventually scheduled by the End User in the Jobs section of Director Automations.

Available Objects

Automations provided with this Package can take care of everything themselves. Therefore, is not suggested to the End User to manually use Objects from this Package that are not Import Sources or Sync Rules.

This section contains a description of all the Objects from this package that can be used to build your own monitoring environment.

Director Objects

This package contains the following Director Objects:

Host Templates

The following Host Templates can be used to freely create Host Objects. Remember to not edit these Host Templates because they will be restored/updated at the next NEP package update.

Host Template name

Description

nx-ht-neteye-mainsystem-master

Defines the NetEye Master Endpoint (icinga2-master instance) in a Main deployment both single or cluster.

nx-ht-neteye-mainsystem-cluster-node

On a Clustered NetEye Main deployment, represents a Cluster Node

nx-ht-neteye-satellite

Represents a NetEye Satellite in both single deployment or HA deployment

nx-ht-neteye-voting-node

On a Clustered NetEye deployment, represents a Voting Node

nx-ht-neteye-subsystem-master

Defines the NetEye Master Endpoint (icinga2-master instance) in a Subsystem deployment both single or cluster.

nx-ht-neteye-subsystem-cluster-node

On a Clustered NetEye Subsystem deployment, represents a Cluster Node

Service Templates

The following Service Templates can be used to freely create Service Objects, Service Apply Rules or Service Sets. Remember to not edit these Service Templates because they will be restored/updated at the next NEP Package update.

Template name

Run on Agent

Description

nx-st-agent-icinga-cluster-performance

Yes

Check returns performance data for the current Icinga instance and connected endpoints

nx-st-agent-icinga-cluster-zone-performance

Yes

Measures the performance of an Icinga Cluster

nx-st-agent-icinga-ido-performance

Yes

Measures the performances of an Icinga IDO Connection

nx-st-agent-icinga-instance-performance

Yes

Measures the performances of an Icinga Instance

nx-st-agent-icinga-modem-sms

Yes

Measures the performances of an SmsD Instance

nx-st-agent-icinga-sms-queue

Yes

Measures the queue of an SmsD Instance

nx-st-agent-linux-cluster-crm-state

Yes

Checks the status of a Pacemaker based cluster using crm_mon

nx-st-agent-linux-drbd9-replica-health-state

Yes

Checks the replication status of a DRBD Cluster node

nx-st-agent-linux-byssh-disk-free-space

Yes (By SSH)

Checks Disk space usage on a Linux computer through a SSH channel

nx-st-agent-linux-byssh-unit-state

Yes (By SSH)

Checks SystemD-based unit status on a Linux computer through a SSH channel

nx-st-agent-linux-byssh-unit-state-no-enable

Yes (By SSH)

Checks SystemD-based unit status on a Linux computer through a SSH channel

nx-st-agent-linux-database-mysql-health

Yes

Checks various performances of a local MySQL/MariaDB DBMS or Database

nx-st-agentless-database-mysql-health

No

Checks various performances of a remote MySQL/MariaDB DBMS or Database

nx-st-agentless-byssh-disk-free-space

No (By SSH)

Checks Disk space usage on a Linux computer through a SSH channel

nx-st-agentless-byssh-unit-state

No (By SSH)

Checks SystemD-based unit status on a Linux computer through a SSH channel

nx-st-agentless-byssh-unit-state-no-enable

No (By SSH)

Checks SystemD-based unit status on a Linux computer through a SSH channel

Service Sets

The following Service Sets can be used to freely monitor Host Objects. Remember to not edit these Service Sets because they will be restored/updated at the next NEP Package update.

Service Set name

Description

nx-ss-mysql-database-basic-performance

Perform basic mopnitoring of a MySQL/MariaDB Database

nx-ss-mysql-dbms-basic-performance

Perform basic mopnitoring of a MySQL/MariaDB DBMS

nx-ss-neteye-cluster-node-state

Monitor a PCS Cluster based node

nx-ss-neteye-core-cluster-state

Monitor NetEye Core Module on a Clustered NetEye Deployment

nx-ss-neteye-core-units-state

Monitor NetEye Core Units on a Single and Clustered NetEye Deployment

nx-ss-neteye-endpoint-basic-performance

Monitor basic performances of a NetEye Endpoint

nx-ss-neteye-endpoint-satellite-state

Monitor basic performance and serives on a NetEye Satellite

nx-ss-neteye-icinga-instance-state

Monitor Icinga2 performances on a NetEye

nx-ss-neteye-mysql-dbms-basic-performance

Perform basic mopnitoring of a MySQL/MariaDB DBMS on NetEye

nx-ss-neteye-lampo-state

Monitor NetEye Lampo service on a Single-node NetEye Deployment

nx-ss-neteye-sms-state

Automations

The following Automations can be used to populate and maintain the monitored Host Objects.

Type

Automation Name

Description

Import source

nx-is-neteye-infrastructure-zones

Get all the available Icinga Cluster Zones

Import source

nx-is-neteye-infrastructure-endpoints

Get all the available Icinga Endpoints

Sync rule

nx-sr-neteye-infrastructure-zones

Enables monitoring of Cluster Zones through the right Service Templates

Sync rule

nx-sr-neteye-infrastructure-endpoints

Creates all the Host Objects represeting the NetEye Deployment

ITOA Dashboards

The Package does not provide any ITOA Dashboard

Package’s objects list

Object Type

Object Name

Do not edit

Containing File

Director Command

nx-c-check-crm

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-02-command.json

Director Command

nx-c-check-drbd9

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-02-command.json

Director Command

nx-c-check-mysql-health

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-02-command.json

Director Command

nx-c-check-systemd-unit

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-02-command.json

Director Data List

[NX] Icinga IDO Types List

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-01-datalist.json

Director Data List

[NX] MySQL Health Modes List

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-01-datalist.json

Director Data List

[NX] NetEye Local Services List

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-01-datalist.json

Director Data List

[NX] NetEye Modules List

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-01-datalist.json

Director Host Template

nx-ht-neteye-endpoint-master-cluster

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-03-host.json

Director Host Template

nx-ht-neteye-endpoint-master

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-03-host.json

Director Host Template

nx-ht-neteye-endpoint-master-simple

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-03-host.json

Director Host Template

nx-ht-neteye-endpoint

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-03-host.json

Director Host Template

nx-ht-neteye-endpoint-satellite-cluster

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-03-host.json

Director Host Template

nx-ht-neteye-endpoint-satellite

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-03-host.json

Director Host Template

nx-ht-neteye-endpoint-satellite-simple

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-03-host.json

Director Host Template

nx-ht-neteye

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-03-host.json

Director Host Template

nx-ht-neteye-voting-node

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-03-host.json

Director Service Set

nx-ss-mysql-database-basic-performance

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-05-serviceset.json

Director Service Set

nx-ss-mysql-dbms-basic-performance

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-05-serviceset.json

Director Service Set

nx-ss-neteye-cluster-node-state

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-05-serviceset.json

Director Service Set

nx-ss-neteye-core-cluster-state

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-05-serviceset.json

Director Service Set

nx-ss-neteye-core-state

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-05-serviceset.json

Director Service Set

nx-ss-neteye-endpoint-basic-performance

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-05-serviceset.json

Director Service Set

nx-ss-neteye-icinga2-satellite-state

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-05-serviceset.json

Director Service Set

nx-ss-neteye-lampo-state

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-05-serviceset.json

Director Service Set

nx-ss-neteye-linux-pcs-state

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-05-serviceset.json

Director Service Set

nx-ss-neteye-mysql-dbms-basic-performance

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-05-serviceset.json

Director Service Template

nx-st-agent-icinga-cluster-performance

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-04-service.json

Director Service Template

nx-st-agent-icinga-cluster-zone-performance

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-04-service.json

Director Service Template

nx-st-agent-icinga-ido-performance

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-04-service.json

Director Service Template

nx-st-agent-icinga-instance-performance

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-04-service.json

Director Service Template

nx-st-agent-icinga

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-04-service.json

Director Service Template

nx-st-agentless-byssh-disk-free-space

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-04-service.json

Director Service Template

nx-st-agentless-byssh

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-04-service.json

Director Service Template

nx-st-agentless-byssh-unit-state

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-04-service.json

Director Service Template

nx-st-agentless-byssh-unit-state-no-enable

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-04-service.json

Director Service Template

nx-st-agentless-database-mysql-health-neteye

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-04-service.json

Director Service Template

nx-st-agentless-database-mysql-health

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-04-service.json

Director Service Template

nx-st-agent-linux-cluster-crm-state

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-04-service.json

Director Service Template

nx-st-agent-linux-drbd9-replica-health-state

No

baskets/import/nep-monitoring-core-04-service.json