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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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Opinion piece: what monitoring owes to DevOps (and vice versa)

Once upon a time was IT monitoring. A nice Swiss army knife which had the solution to everyone’s monitoring problems. But that was before… Before the Cloud, SaaS, serverless, agility, automation, machine learning, AI… In just a few years, monitoring has undergone a huge transformation. Firstly, to cater for the new IT practices borne by agility and the digital transformation that...

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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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Save the date! – Paris Open Source Summit – December 06 & 07, 2017

Meet Centreon during the Paris Open Source Summit (POSS) on December 06 & 07, 2017! Booth C10 and A15: exchanges with the Centreon team, workshop Centreon. Program coming soon! The Paris Open Source Summit is the top line european event empowering open innovation. The Paris Open Source Summit is the leading event to showcase the latest and greatest in Free and Open Source technologies....

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

Centreon EMS is Centreon’s full enterprise solution, designed to take IT infrastructure, systems and network performance monitoring to a whole new level of relevance for business operations. Here are 8 obvious reasons for Centreon EMS.  1- Powerful, reliable & fully integrated system for demanding multi-site I&O Capable of combining and treating hundreds of thousands of service...

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