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Monitoring with Opsview

Alan Wijntje

Once you’ve learnt Opsview monitoring, you can keep watch over your whole IT environment, whether physical, virtual, or private cloud. This book is the perfect introduction, featuring lots of screenshots and examples for fast learning.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783284733
Paperback158 pages

About This Book

  • Add plugins to Windows and Linux agents
  • Set up vSphere monitoring successfully
  • Easy to follow, step-by-step guide on how to get your Opsview system up and running

Who This Book Is For

This book is for anyone interested in using Opsview as a potential monitoring solution or for those who are already running Opsview Core and who would like to improve on their setup by exploring the features of Pro and Enterprise.

Some working knowledge of monitoring and Linux is assumed, and it is recommended to have an Opsview system at hand while reading, allowing you to immediately try out the features discussed.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Opsview Core Basics
Important concepts
Installing and configuring Opsview Core
Using the Opsview help system and contextual menus
Creating user accounts
Chapter 2: Basic Configuration
Configuring hosts, host groups, and host group hierarchy
Configuring service checks and service groups
Creating and installing Opspacks
Chapter 3: Advanced Configuration
Using exceptions
Creating and using keywords
Creating and using host attributes
Configuring notifications
Testing from the WebUI
Using the advanced host configuration
Automation with the REST API
Chapter 4: Agents, Clouds, and Modules
Using agents
Agentless monitoring
Virtualization and Cloud monitoring
Using core modules
Chapter 5: Opsview Mobile
Configuring Opsview for Opsview Mobile
Chapter 6: The Three Ts
Using the tools from the utils directory
Testing plugins from the command line
Checking the various log files and debugging
Common agent issues
Chapter 7: Designing a Monitoring Environment
Chapter 8: Upgrading to Opsview Pro or Opsview Enterprise
Why upgrade?
Upgrading or fresh install
Activating Opsview Pro or Enterprise
Adding additional entitlements
Chapter 9: Opsview Pro Features
SNMP traps
Chapter 10: Opsview Enterprise Features
Service desk connectors
Chapter 11: Additional Modules
The multi-master module
The Network Analyzer module
Opsview Pro versus Opsview Enterprise
Chapter 12: Opsview Dashboards
Getting started with dashboards
Business dashboards
Technical dashboards
The NetFlow dashboard
Dashboard options
Users and dashboards

What You Will Learn

  • Configure contacts and roles for access
  • Create and using host templates and host attributes
  • Use advanced features like keywords and keyword views
  • View and interact with Opsview using mobile devices
  • Use Autodiscovery to scan for new hosts (including VM's).
  • Perform network analyses with NetFlow
  • Scale your system with slaves
  • Develop and deploy dashboards for powerful visualization.

In Detail

Monitoring increasingly complex IT environments can pose quite a challenge. Virtualization and cloud-based applications are finding their way into many IT estates over the world. Keeping a watchful eye out for your infrastructure is now more important than ever, and Opsview allows you to do just that.

Monitoring with Opsview is a practical guide to the entire Opsview product range, consisting of various examples and screenshots to help you get up and running with Opsview. This book will show you the powerful features and modules available in Opsview, and will help you create an Opsview-based monitoring system suited for your needs.

Starting with the installation of your own Opsview Core system, we will then go through the basic configuration followed by the various special features of the system, using practical examples to show how we can make use of these features. After covering the Core system, we will later look at the Pro and Enterprise offerings and how their additional features can benefit you.

You will learn about the unique features of Opsview like viewing (and interacting with) your IT estate from mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, creating special views with keywords, and using templates for fast configurations. From there, we will move on to the Pro and Enterprise systems, looking at the powerful modules available like distributed monitoring and reporting, and finishing it all off with a discussion of the eye-catching dashboards.

Monitoring with Opsview will show you the power of the Opsview system, keywords, attributes, dashboards, and all the tools you need to get that single view into your entire IT estate.


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