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Discovery Pack: Speed up your monitoring and make it more reliable using the new Nmap discovery tools

Using Centreon 21.10 you can now have automatic device and network service discovery using the Nmap utility. This network discovery is based on a new Centreon Plugin and its associated Plugin Pack that triggers the Nmap network scan to discover all the devices, their operating systems and network services on a remote station. The Plugin […]

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Connecting Centreon and PagerDuty: Configuration Tips

A while back, we discussed the benefits of connecting PagerDuty and Centreon. Many of you wanted to learn more on this configuration, to get optimal results. So here they are, our best tips for you to happily connect PagerDuty with your favorite monitoring solution.     Before we dive in, two important things to remember […]

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Centreon Troubleshooting Series | Episode 2: Help! Actions on monitored objects aren’t being applied

In the first article of this series, which aims to provide a bounty of hints to solve technical problems faster,  you discovered tools and methods to spot and troubleshoot connection issues between pollers and the central server.  In this article, we will be looking at those cases when actions on monitored objects are not being […]

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Centreon Troubleshooting Series | Episode 1: Help! My Poller is Down

This tutorial on troubleshooting poller issues is the first installment of a series devoted to the resolution of common issues reported by clients and managed by our teams.  Poller issues generally take two forms #1: The poller is stated as “not running” on the poller configuration page: #2: The last update time is older than […]

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Analyze the response time of your websites with precision with Curl and Centreon

Centreon is an ultraconnected monitoring solution and our teams regularly develop new features to help you gain even more interoperability within your environment.Our teams have now enhanced the website monitoring base to introduce the use of Curl and thus benefit from more possibilities to meet the needs of URL monitoring from the simplest to the […]

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Seamless collaboration: Send Centreon notifications in Microsoft Teams rooms

Over the last few months, Microsoft Teams has become one of the leading collaborative platforms, with a range of services from video conferencing to instant messaging and many other features that facilitate the daily work of ITOps (the focus for this blog), as it does for other users in many other industries.  In particular, Microsoft […]

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Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Centreon and Opsgenie but were afraid to ask

Centreon, the reference monitoring platform, provides quality data and unparalleled aggregation and correlation capabilities, giving a holistic view from cloud to edge. In an ever-growing IT environment, new tools are designed every day to guarantee the reliability of the digital business IT system. Centreon stands as a connected monitoring solution that can interface with tools […]

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Interfacing Centreon with Prometheus: How to get the most out of connected monitoring

Connecting Centreon to Prometheus through the Plugin Pack centreon-pack-cloud-prometheus-api allows you to use the metrics collected by Prometheus directly in Centreon.  You can centralize data collection results and send alerts from within Centreon. With its collection mechanisms and capabilities to integrate into numerous containerization and orchestration stacks, Prometheus brings great agility in the collection of […]

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Graylog and Centreon: Your IT monitoring system’s got talent!

With the increasing reliance on infrastructure in managing IT business which the current health and economic crisis are intensifying, visibility on the IT system is more crucial than ever. Attaining such a level of visibility calls for an evolutive  approach to monitoring. That approach involves the capability to track essential ITOps metrics and statuses in […]

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Interfacing Centreon with Splunk: how to get the best of both worlds in real time!

Splunk is a very powerful software solution for analyzing and restoring data from all types of machines and applications. By combining Splunk’s processing capacity with Centreon’s power and simplicity for collecting data, you can implement a highly advanced solution for analyzing data and monitoring IT in real time, without changing existing practices and tools within […]

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Monitoring Office 365 with Centreon: making the first step towards a digital workplace easy

The digital transformation of organizations mainly relies on a fundamental first step: teams endorsing process digitalization and firstly the workspace. In this digital workplace, providing Office 365 plays a full part in the adoption of these new practices. Monitoring the digital workplace (and therefore Office 365) has become essential for employees, even more so during […]

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Monitoring Azure VPN Gateway with Centreon

Monitoring Azure VPN Gateway with Centreon: from Cloud to Edge, towards holistic monitoring of your IT infrastructure. As we have seen in previous articles, Cloud monitoring is a reality which requires having a global vision of your IT environment from Cloud to Edge. IT monitoring platforms should now integrate monitoring data from the Cloud. In […]

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Monitoring AWS RDS with Centreon, for a full visibility on hybrid IT

It is expected that by 2025 about 40% of IT workload will reside in the Public Cloud, as opposed to 19% in 2019. The latest trends on the subject are about distributing workload among multiple public clouds, mixing private & public clouds into a hybrid infrastructure. A scalable infrastructure that needs to be monitored. Whether […]

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Monitoring Microsoft Office 365 with Centreon

In this tutorial, we’ll show how Centreon can monitor Office 365 online services. Office 365 is a line of online subscription services offered by Microsoft in their Microsoft Office product suite. Office 365 covers document creation and management, emailing, video conferencing and many more collaboration offerings. Already one of the most widely spread office productivity […]

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Using Centreon Host Discovery to monitor a VMware infrastructure

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Laurent Pinsivy, Centreon Product Manager, and Amanda Bankes, MarCom Manager, worked on a step by step tutorial: Using Centreon Host Discovery to monitor a VMware infrastructure.   Cannot read the video? Here is the transcript: Welcome to this tutorial about the Centreon Host Discovery functionality!   In this video, you will learn how to quickly and easily […]

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Monitoring Kubernetes and Docker with Centreon

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In this tutorial we will show how Centreon can monitor a Kubernetes cluster orchestrating Docker containers. Kubernetes is the most popular orchestration solution when it comes to deploying containerized applications and microservices. And Prometheus comes handy as a single point of metrics collection and aggregation for all three levels of your container stack: the individual […]

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Monitoring Microsoft Azure with Centreon

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In this tutorial we’ll describe how Centreon can monitor the resources you’re deploying into the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. To make things easier we’ll take an example: how to monitor an Azure Virtual Machine with Centreon? This will walk you through the basics about monitoring Azure services using the Centreon Plugin Packs. From there you’ll […]

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Monitoring AWS with Centreon

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In this tutorial, we’ll describe how Centreon can monitor the resources you’re deploying into the Amazon Web Services cloud platform. The Centreon solution includes multiple plugins to monitor AWS: one plugin per AWS service. At the time of writing, the following AWS services are included in the Centreon Plugin Library: Billing Cloudfront Cloudwatch EBS Elasticache […]

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How to: use Centreon’s API Web interface

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  Laurent Pinsivy, Centreon Product Manager, worked on a step by step tutorial: how to use Centreon API Web interface? If the video does not display, here are the steps: Let’s say you have two Centreon platforms. The first one is your production platform while the second one is used to test new plugins or […]

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How to install a Centreon platform from a Virtual Machine?

While most of the applications are now virtualized, it is probably time to virtualize your monitoring tool as well. Laurent Pinsivy, Centreon Product Manager, worked on a step by step tutorial to help you install a Centreon platform from the virtual machine downloaded on the Centreon download website.   If the video does not display, […]

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Export data to Graphite

Since its beginning, Centreon allows to display charts from collected performance data. These charts use RRDtool as data support storage and those are available in Centreon Web interface. Henceforth Centreon allows to export collected performance data to Time Series Databases (TSDB). Discover our new tutorial in which we explain how to use the Graphite TSDB […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Monitor your VMware infrastructure

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Monitor your Synology NAS instantly!

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How Centreon EMS can help your ITOM teams to monitor infrastructure & IT services?

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In our recent tutorial “Create your own custom view with Centreon”, Laurent teached you how to use the widgets correctly. I would like to supplement that tutorial today by showing you how to use the Centreon MAP, Centreon BAM and Centreon MBI widgets to create dashboards which facilitate monitoring of business-oriented IT performance.

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Create your own custom view with Centreon

Since several versions, Centreon allows to create your own custom views. Many widgets are available and can be configured with several settings to display needed information. This article explains how to create your first custom view based on widgets available from Centreon installation.

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Tutorial: how to translate Centreon

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With our last best practices article about contribution management and feedback to contributors, you have learnt the different ways to contribute to Centreon and now you know that Centreon’s translation is one of them. Do you speak another language? Spanish? Italian? Another different one? If you want to contribute to translate Centreon, this new tutorial is […]

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Provide real time IT infrastructure status overviews with Centreon MAP to your ITOM teams and operational users

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With Centreon MAP, you can simply create and share synthetic real time monitoring views to monitor the performance of your IT infrastructure, network, applications and services.

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Tutorial: Using Plugin Packs for fast monitoring deployment

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Since the Centreon version 3.4 release, 6 Plugin Packs are available free: Cisco standard: used for basic Cisco hardware monitoring; Linux SNMP: used to monitor the main GNU/Linux server using the SNMP protocol; MySQL DB: used to monitor DBMSs such as MySQL or MariaDB; Printer standard: used to monitor printers using the SNMP protocol; UPS standard: used to […]

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Tutorial: how to automate your Centreon monitoring with Salt

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Today, IT infrastructures are more and more complex and dynamic. With cloud infrastructure and applications based on containers, infrastructure changes quickly and must be up to date into your monitoring system. The best way to be up to date is to use automatization with a configuration management tool. In this article we will be use […]

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Centreon MBI tutorial: how to get your first insightful report from Centreon?

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You start using Centreon MBI and you want to generate your first insightful report ? This tutorial has been made for you. Thanks to it, learn how to use the product and generate your first report.

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