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Automation to the rescue: Monitoring all IT domains instantly

Blog Automation to the rescue: Monitoring all IT domains instantly

We were recently discussing the advantage of instant IT monitoring through ready to use integration packages, or connectors. Here’s a list of the range of connector types you can use to monitor your full IT estate instantly. Centreon currently offers you 400+ connectors and prepackaged templates that cover the most popular IT domains. Even better, you can  use these connectors for free with the Centreon IT Edition trial version when you monitor 100 hosts or less.

So let’s take a look at that connector library. As a bonus, we’ll also be providing tips for more automation and ease of use in your IT monitoring. 


  • Applications

Enable instant monitoring for web servers, application servers, emails servers, job schedulers to your CRM, ERP or popular applications such as Slack and Skype, up to user performance monitoring solutions like Accedian or Maltem. 


  •  Cloud

IT Central Station users rated Centreon #1 for cloud monitoring for a reason. Enterprise cloud service managers use our extensive ready-to-use  integration  library to get visibility of all cloud assets in one place using the prepackaged templates.

  •  Networks

With the transformational digital journey in full swing, network monitoring is more than ever a critical IT process. There’s a constant ebb and flow of networking components like routers, switches, firewalls, servers, and VMs that are added or removed from action. Connectors allow you to be truly proactive in getting the exact picture of your estate. No less than 112 connectors are currently available including brand names like Alcatel, Cisco, Citrix, Digi, Fortinet, HP, Huawei, Juniper, Oracle, for example, covering a full range of equipment such as routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, etc.

  •  Databases

Database problems can disrupt user experiences even before you notice something’s amiss. Monitor all your DB assets using Centreon connectors for MySQL/MariaDB, ElasticSearch, MS SQL Server, Oracle, Firebird, Informix, PostgreSQL, Sybase, and more.

  •  Hardware and servers

Several vendors and a range of servers are featured in our catalog, including Dell, HP, IBM, Sun, etc. Monitoring plugin packages combine different templates to monitor a range of servers from a given vendor. For example, the “Sun MgmtCard” connector pack lets you monitor Alom, Ilom, V4xx, V8xx servers.

  •  Operating systems

The most commonly used operating systems are included in our catalog, from Linux, MS Windows, Aix, FreeBSD, HP UX, IBM AS/400 and even Solaris.

  • Standard protocols

There are so many of those to monitor, this list is just a place to start: DHCP, DNS, FTP, http(s), JMX, LDAP, OSPF / BGP, POP3 / IMAP / SMTP, Telnet / TCP / UDP, Modbus.

  • Storage

Data wins the race in the 2020s, so you can’t leave those storage arrays in the dark: Dell, EMC, Exagrid, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Lenovo, NetApp, Nimble, Oracle, Panzura, Qnap, Synology… and more are ready to be monitored.

  •  ToIP-VoIP

Many of us realized last spring how important unified communication monitoring was. The free Centreon Edition trial version, which lets you monitor 100 hosts or less without any time limit might be helpful to manage the extra demand for remote work and collaboration.

  •  PDU-UPS

Anyone dealing with a power outage knows how disaster-saving PDU-UPS monitoring can be to maintain service in all circumstances. You’re covered for monitoring UPS, APC, ATS, and more. If you can’t find a specific equipment supplier you can try the generic UPS to collect standardized, generic data.

  •  Monitoring the monitoring 

Because literally everything needs to be monitored, There’s a Centreon connector package to monitor your Centreon platform itself, from the Centreon central server to the Centreon DB up to the Centreon remote pollers.

 Start monitoring with Plugin Packs today, free for 100 hosts or less.



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