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Centreon MAP 4.2: create object and view templates

It is with great enthusiasm that we presented to you the new version of Centreon MAP 4.2. This version brings many improvements and new features which will delight creators, administrators and users. In this article, we have selected one big new feature detailed right below. How to create object and view templates: copy/paste/change resources? Every Centreon MAP object associated to a resource...

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Connecting ServiceNow to your Centreon platform

This post is the first one in a series of two posts describing how Centreon can interface to ServiceNow. Today we’re discussing incident management. Integrating IT Monitoring with IT Service Management The IT Monitoring platform is one of the key elements inside your overall IT Operations environment, alongside the ITSM platform, in charge of Service Management, as well as a set of IT Automation...

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Immediate broad & deep monitoring thanks to Centreon EPP

Centreon Enterprise Plugin Packs (EPP) is THE answer. Addressing over 265 domains (and still counting), wide and deep monitoring coverage of major operating systems, equipment, servers, applications, software protocols and services become fast and painless – even for beginners. And that’s not all. Here are 5 clever reasons for Centreon EPP. To find out more, check out an extract of our Plugin...

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Centreon BAM has a completely automatic maintenance period inheritance feature

Available since Centreon 3.4, Centreon BAM 3.5.0 has a completely new automatic maintenance period inheritance feature. Scheduled downtimes, which are essential to the monitoring process, are now automatically taken into account in real time when calculating Business Activities’s KPIs. Up till now it needed double data entry. Using automatic downtime inheritance, users save time and have more...

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Failing the implementation of your monitoring solution (guaranteed): the 10 most common errors

Monitoring has been part of the IT landscape for a long time and we often forget that deploying a monitoring solution needs to follow precise rules.  Due to the fact that a large number of solutions are proposed in open source, or just because monitoring isn’t always considered to be a full-blown project, many monitoring solution users get bogged down in complex situations when the time comes...

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Did you know? Centreon 3.4 has native monitoring plugin

Since Centreon 3., users work with the Centreon Plugin Packs system. Contrary to the previous classic technical plugins, the Centreon Plugin Packs are ready-to-use. They combine monitoring plugins and pre-configurations (control + model + macro), thereby simplifying deployment while being easy to download with their accompanying documentation. See our tutorial: Using Plugin Packs for fast...

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Manage Centreon Broker link failures

Centreon Broker is the link between monitoring scheduler and MySQL to store collected data. But Centreon Broker is first of all a multi-input and multi-output manager. What are Centreon Broker’s components? To connect to Centreon central server, the Centreon Engine scheduler loads the Centreon Broker mode “cbmod”. This client is in charge to forward to the Centreon server the data collected by...

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Monitoring – The right way & right away thanks to Centreon ProServices

Deploying Centreon in an extensive multi-system monitoring operation? Migrating from Nagios/FAN, similar open source tools or early versions of Centreon? Require specific adaptation or development expertise? Simply need help with a PoC? Even with the simplest of monitoring solutions, any of these can be rather overwhelming and time-consuming in hybrid IT infrastructures. CPS (Centreon...

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Monitor your VMware infrastructure

The Plugin Packs are designed to quickly and easily automate the configuration of items to monitor and expand checks by delivering useful information to the IT operational team – even if you are a beginner. Since Centreon 3.4 (latest open source version), 6 Plugin Packs are available free of charge: Cisco Standard, Linux SNMP, MySQL DB, Printer Standard, UPS Standard et Windows SNMP....

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Case study: French departmental council of Haut-Rhin

By centralizing its monitoring with Centreon, the departmental council of Haut-Rhin (France) increases its productivity and proactiveness! In 2010, when the French departmental council of Haut-Rhin IT department decided to consolidate its IT and seriously upgrade its business applications, it chose to structure its monitoring using a single, central and ergonomic tool. The objective was to...

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