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Nagios Conference 2013 - Yancy Ribbens - Windows Monitoring


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Yancy Ribbens' presentation on Windows Monitoring.
The presentation was given during the Nagios World Conference North America held Sept 20-Oct 2nd, 2013 in Saint Paul, MN. For more information on the conference (including photos and videos), visit:

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Nagios Conference 2013 - Yancy Ribbens - Windows Monitoring

  1. 1. Windows Monitoring Yancy Ribbens
  2. 2. Windows Monitoring
  3. 3. 3 Active Directory 1.2 Active Directory 1.2 Authenticate users against Active Directory Select and import users allowed to authenticate! Active Directory Users NagiosXI 2014 Users
  4. 4. 4 Active Directory 1.2 Component Configuration Admin > Manage Components > Active Directory Integration
  5. 5. 5 Active Directory 1.2
  6. 6. 6 AD Import functionality Import functionality available under Active Directory Users
  7. 7. Npush Why is Npush useful? 1) Advanced monitoring requires agents (pre requisite software) 2) Installing agents manually is slow and tedious 3) Automates the configuration and deployment of agent software 4) Concurrently install applications 5) Requires no client side software
  8. 8. 11 Npush 1) Npush directs clients to run instructions for downloading agent installer
  9. 9. 12 Npush 2) Once the clients have the needed instructions, they proceed with the download. • Npush can be configured to use either itself as the file source or another!
  10. 10. 13 Npush 3) Hosts download need files and run necessary commands
  11. 11. 14 Npush Sample Options
  12. 12. 15 Npush More Options..
  13. 13. Nagios Reactor Nagios Reactor is a powerful, easy to use decision engine. If some action in your environment happens. Then perform some action.
  14. 14. Nagios Reactor Full Npush Integration Install NSClient Install NRDS_Win Install NCPA Nagios Reactor
  15. 15. Nagios Reactor Example Chain If: c:program filesnsclient++ does NOT exist Then: Install nsclient++
  16. 16. Nagios Reactor Powerful WMI interface • If file or path exists • How many CPU cores • Test workstation DNS name • Is workstation part of a Windows Domain • System startup options • Who is the logged in user • Size of file • Reference more using class names! WMI provider
  17. 17. Nagios ReactorNagios Reactor Host Host Host Nagios Reactor Remote Web Address
  18. 18. Windows Monitoring Question/Comments