Best Practices

Centreon Blog – Here are all the blog posts related to the “Best Practices” category. Enjoy your reading!

Integrating Centreon with ServiceNow Event Management

This is the second of a serie of two blog posts discussing how to integrate the Centreon solution with ServiceNow. In the first post, we showed how to create incident tickets directly from the Centreon monitoring console. Today we’ll see how to integrate Centreon alerts with ServiceNow Event Management, one of their most advanced product. […]

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Centreon Plugin Packs catalog: what does it contain? – Part 2

This article is the second part of the article Centreon Plugin Packs catalog: what does it contain? – Part 1 The Centreon Plugin Packs allows to quickly deploy the monitoring of your information system. With more than 240 Plugin Packs – in the Enterprise Plugin Pack edition – the catalog can meet the requirements of almost […]

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AIOps, ITSM and IT Automation integration with Centreon IT Monitoring

Centreon is the european leader for commercial open-source IT Infrastructure Monitoring solutions. Many key assets contribute to this success, one of which we want to discuss in this blog post: the solution seamlessly integrates in a much wider IT Operations Management (ITOM) environment that includes many other platforms such as AIOps, ITSM and IT Automation […]

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Centreon Plugin Packs catalog: what does it contain? – Part 1

The Centreon Plugin Packs allows to quickly deploy the monitoring of your information system. With more than 240 Plugin Packs – in the Enterprise Plugin Pack edition – the catalog can meet the requirements of almost any end user. But what exactly does the catalog contain? Protocols and technologies The Centreon Plugin Packs are based […]

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4 simple rules to implement Good Monitoring

What’s critical for small ITOM teams is the need to be operational with the shortest time-to-monitoring (TTM) possible. The solution their business-savvy IT managers will want to choose has to be easily accessible and ready to deploy without heaping on more work or use up IT staff resources they don’t have. Centreon advocates 4 simple […]

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How to keep an eye on your VMWare infrastructure’s health?

This is our second post about monitoring VMWare infrastructures. In how to monitor your VMWare infrastructure, published last Nov. 13th, we focused on how to use the Plugin Packs to easily collect data from your ESX servers and associated Datastores: at this stage, the Centreon monitoring console will list the real-time state of all hosts […]

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Industry-grade IT monitoring in a robust open source platform

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Connecting ServiceNow to your Centreon platform

Centreon, IT monitoring, ServiceNow

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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

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8 key advantages for I&O teams & their business stakeholders

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8 criteria for choosing your IT monitoring tool, or how to switch from love at first sight to a long-term relationship!

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5 excellent reasons to adopt Centreon TechSupport

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Monitoring projects: defining the scope, a key success factor that shouldn’t be overlooked

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Improve your Time-To-Monitoring with Centreon Plugin Packs

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Monitoring peace of mind with developer-backed technical support

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6 good reasons to monitor

Here are 6 good reasons to monitor.

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5 topics to consider before launching a monitoring project

Through experience, we know that many monitoring projects start when an intern arrives in the company (it’s even how Centreon was born) and is put under the orders of an overworked “adminsys” who follows the project as best they can. With Enterprise and business digitization, IT monitoring has become as crucial as critical for enterprise […]

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Contribution management and feedback to contributors

contribution management

As you know, Centreon is an open source solution. The software sources therefore remain open and accessible on development platforms such as GitHub. Under the license applied to Centreon sources, you can all read them, analyze them, and why not modify them. You can correct a problem, improve the solution, or even add new features […]

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The preconceived ideas about monitoring we would like to see the back of (because they’re 10 years out of date …)

monitoring

Between the fans, those who find the subject complex, and those who only have a limited use for it, monitoring is still too often the victim of preconceived ideas from the turn of the century. Viewed as a technical subject instead of a business subject, monitoring is often reserved to a small group of users […]

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How can you use your IT monitoring indicators to provide a business view? 4 questions to Etienne Gautier

supervision IT ; IT monitoring

The digital revolution has resulted in Business management having massively computerized tools to work with, leading to a large number of questions on a daily basis. How can these users get the answers to questions on subjects as essential as CRM availability or the availability of their emails? How can your monitoring indicators be used […]

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What if your IT monitoring tools let you give your users more autonomy?

Monitoring tools

Monitoring tools are above all intended for IT professionals so that they can secure and automate their information system monitoring. But not only…

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Best Practices: 5 good reasons to opt for an IT monitoring software program which interfaces with your information system

IT monitoring software

Openness and interoperability have become undeniable key criteria for many IT decision-makers. Monitoring has not escaped this trend. Choosing an IT monitoring tool capable of easily communicating in almost real-time with an information system is all the more important since new generations of IT monitoring tools provide increasingly rich data and analyses. Here are five […]

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You like Nagios? You will love Centreon!

When presenting our open-source IT Monitoring solution we’re often asked about how we position ourselves against Nagios®. After all, we started as a company in 2005 by developing an open-source web interface to the then-leading solution that did so much to democratize IT Monitoring. And although we forked Nagios® seven years ago to improve on […]

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Best practices: 10 good reasons to use IT monitoring data with dedicated BI tool

IT monitoring

IT monitoring tools allow ISD to collect a large amount of data, on a continuous-flow basis. These data are mainly used to make equipment and infrastructure monitoring easier. They also represent a valuable source of knowledge being analyzed and translated into indicators and reports thanks to a dedicated business intelligence tool such as MBI Centreon. […]

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BEST PRACTICES: how your IT monitoring system can help you to reduce the number of calls to the helpdesk?

IT monitoring

With an IT monitoring system implementation, the IT department easily collects data on the status and availability of its various IT equipment. The graphic visualisation of collected data, combined with modeling applications status for each business division, becomes an excellent tool to significantly reduce level-one helpdesk calls to your technical support. Let us introduce you […]

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