Centreon Features | Global IT Infrastructure Monitoring From Cloud to Edge

Centreon Features

Centreon’s AIOps-ready IT monitoring platform provides holistic visibility to complex IT workflows from Cloud-to-Edge.

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Holistic Visibility key Features

Centreon monitors the complete IT Infrastructure from Cloud-to-Edge for a clear and comprehensive view.

Cloud

Virtualization & Microservices

Databases & Middleware

Systems & Storage

Security

Network

Hardware & IoT

ITOM

Holistic Visibility

Unmatched monitoring scope

Holistic Visibility

From network to applications and from legacy to state-of-the-art, the breadth and width of Centreon monitoring scope has got you covered. Centreon monitors the 400+ type of components that make modern IT and covers all domains: Cloud, Virtualization, Microservices, Databases, Middleware, Systems, Storage, Security, Network, Hardware, IoT, ITOM services.

A diversity of data collection capabilities

Centreon agentless SNMP active monitoring makes implementation a breeze, but we know the world is diverse: you may use agents if required, we connect to cloud services or to any modern equipment through APIs, we catch SNMP Traps, execute scripts remotely and support a variety of other data collection methods when needed.

Fully compatible Nagios® alternative

We acknowledge some have invested time and effort in the past to develop Nagios® checks to monitor their bespoke infrastructure and applications. These are fully compatible, providing a seamless upgrade path to the much robust and feature-rich Centreon platform.

Holistic Visibility

Automatic Discovery Engine

Let the Centreon Auto-Discovery engine keep track of daily changes in your infrastructure while complementing your IT Automation tools.

The API-centric Centreon platform makes it easy for IT Automation tools to simultaneously deploy new IT assets while making sure they’re monitored. Automatic Discovery goes one step further, connecting to servers, Wi-Fi Controllers, Cloud Monitoring platforms, Software-Defined Network infrastructure to detect network interface and disk volumes, Wi-Fi Access Points, dynamic cloud and network assets… keeping your monitoring up to date with the most dynamic environment.

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Ready-to-monitor configuration templates

Don’t lose time figuring out which indicators are relevant or which threshold should be set amongst dozens of parameters that can be monitored on a given component.

Centreon comes with over 2,700 configuration templates that automatically select the right protocol or monitoring method for each infrastructure component, from hardware to applications, select which data should be collected, set the right monitoring thresholds, choose the proper graph display settings…

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Enterprise Plugin-Packs: get started in minutes

Monitoring should be that easy: we packaged everything you need for 1-click setup into a set of 400+ Enterprise Plugin Packs.

Each Plugin Pack includes a complete set of configuration templates and auto-discovery rules, along with some guidance for a smooth execution. Easy-to-download right from the Centreon user interface, we constantly update them, working closely with our user community to benefit from their expert knowledge of all IT technologies intricacies.

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Efficient Event Management

Event Management: Centreon comes with a complete event management solution designed to cope with the most demanding production environments, a productivity tool for whoever is involved in first-level support. It is designed to filter alerts and only show those that matter, to only display relevant information, to give quick access to detailed information when required and to act with a single mouse click.

Notifications: Alerts can also be sent to on-duty personnel via SMS or email notifications, or any other communication means. Dedicated connectors integrate with ITSM solutions to easily open an incident ticket directly from the event console.

Mobile Application: Always on the move? Centreon iOS and Android apps bring event management to your mobile device. Download the free application from your favorite app store. Get a unified user experience from desktop to mobile phone, complete with filters and action buttons.

Holistic Visibility

Machine-Learning algorithms can detect anomalies that would otherwise go unnoticed.

The Anomaly Detection feature leverages Artificial Intelligence to automatically learn patterns from monitored indicators, and to alert when indicators experience abnormal behaviors, outside their typical pattern. The Centreon platform implements a unique Cloud-Augmented architecture that offloads to the Cloud anomaly-detection machine learning algorithms, avoiding computing-intensive operations on the on-premise monitoring servers.

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Business-Aware Monitoring Key Features

Centreon drives business performance excellence, aligning IT operations with business objectives through intuitive monitoring.

Cockpit Views

Start with the high-level picture and inform all stakeholders about how IT is performing in relation to their business concerns.

Custom Dashboards

Choose among a library of over 20 widgets to create domain-specific dashboards that mix real-time and consolidated data.

Graphical Views

A picture is worth a thousand words: create easy-to-read graphical representations of your network or application architecture.

Analytics & Reports

Plan for a long-term IT Performance with analytics that help take informed budget and project planning decisions.

Business Aware

Measure the Performance of Services by Modeling IT Service Maps for each business-critical IT workflow.

Monitor IT services as a composite by grouping all the underlying infrastructure components, identifying their logical relationship and mapping dependencies to identify causality. Facilitate root-cause analysis, keep track of Service Level Agreements, report on IT Services MTTR or MTBF.

Include User Experience monitoring to get the full picture on IT Service performance.

Use Centreon Synthetic Transaction Monitoring (STM) features to check basic web site and application performance or access your fancier Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM) platform to include the exact customer experience KPIs that are relevant to your business context.

Collect Business Insights to add contextual information to your IT Service performance data.

Key business performance information resides in the databases or application middleware you’re already monitoring: daily revenues, connected users, web site analytics… Collect and display this information into your IT Service performance cockpits to take better informed decisions.

Business Aware

Extensive Top-Down Views

Share the complete view of IT Performance with both IT Operations teams and Business Owners.

Let them easily navigate between multiple types of dedicated customizable views designed to give each one the tools and level of details they need, fostering collaboration around a single source of truth.

Business Aware

Cockpit Views

Start with the high-level picture and inform all stakeholders about how IT is performing in relation to their business concerns.

Design your own clear and concise real-time cockpit views, complete with contextual business insights and customer experience performance data, and share them from C-level management to end-users on wall-mounted flat screens or intranet pages.

Business Aware

Custom Dashboards

Choose among a library of over 20 widgets to create domain-specific dashboards that mix real-time and consolidated data.

Group relevant availability and performance information for each critical IT workflow, along with contextual information and architecture diagrams, into convenient dashboards that help organizing daily operations.

Business Aware

Graphical Views

A picture is worth a thousand words: create easy-to-read graphical representations of your network or application architecture.

Drill-down from a high-level architecture view to more detailed infrastructure diagrams, all the way down to the individual equipment that is experiencing a problem.

Business Aware

Geographical Views

See what happens where it happens with interactive geographical maps of your business operations.

Focus on where the value creation actually takes place to ensure smooth customer experiences and high productivity everywhere your business operates.

Business Aware

Analytics & Reports

Plan for a long-term IT Performance with analytics that help take informed budget and project planning decisions.

Program the automatic delivery of weekly and monthly reports about everything that matters when it is time to plan for new IT investments, better organize scarce human resources, prioritize complex IT projects that all will impact IT Performance.

Report on Service Level Agreements by automatically measuring the availability of IT Services modelled using the Service Mapping feature.

Get both 24/7 and Business Hours views, compare actual availability with agreed upon SLAs, list each incident that impacted the IT Service, report on Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) and Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) KPIs.

Prepare budget meetings with Capacity Planning reports that highlights past consumption patterns and predict future trends.

Get multiple capacity planning reports dedicated to network bandwidth consumption, Storage Area Network disks usage, or VmWare clusters compute capacity load balancing.

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Future-Ready key features

Centreon is AIOps and future-ready, promoting agility, scalability and flexibility in the never-ending journey to modern IT.

Cloud-Augmented

Combine the unsurpassed reach of on-premise monitoring with the unlimited power of the Cloud, when necessary, if necessary.

AIOPs-Ready

Use embedded Machine-Learning algorithms or stream qualified data to your cross-domain AIOps platform of choice.

Scalable & Distributed

Adapt to the scale of your Business Operations with no fear of outgrowing your monitoring platform nor losing sight of a vast and complex network architecture.

Open & Flexible

Get the best of both worlds: the peace of mind of a commercial product and the flexibility of an Open Source framework.

Future Ready

All-in-One Virtual Appliance

Get ready in minutes with our easy-to install, all-included software appliance.

We provide a fully packaged ISO that comes complete with its Linux Operating System, Databases or Web Server. This is your choice to install it into your Cloud Computing environment, your virtualization cluster or on a bare metal physical server.

Future Ready

Role-Based Access Control

Precisely fine-tune the access rights to Centreon based on your current Active Directory or equivalent role-based directory.

Give the whole IT Operations team, and beyond, access to Centreon. Keep it under control and create Access Control Groups that exactly define the boundaries of information sharing and the scope of operations enablement.

Future Ready

Scalable & HA

Adapt to the scale of your Business Operations with no fear of ever outgrowing your monitoring platform.

Start small if needed and add monitoring capacity every time the scope of your monitoring operations grows. And when monitoring becomes a critical asset to your organization, implement a highly-available architecture to make sure you’re never in the dark.

Future Ready

Distributed Monitoring & Operations

Add remote monitoring capacity where it makes sense to adapt to vast and complex network architecture.

Monitoring worldwide operations from a central location has never been easier with Centreon, whatever network delays or firewall barriers you may come across. Add Remote Servers to the mix to share the load with local operations teams, increasing agility and autonomy.

Future Ready

Seamless Integrations

Think beyond monitoring and plan for a seamless integration with your overall IT Operations environment.

Connect Centreon to your IT Service Management platform to speed up incident resolution. Insert monitoring into your IT Automation framework using an API-centric approach. Explore newer ChatOps collaborative initiatives to extend the agility of your teams.

Future Ready

AIOps-Ready

The Future starts Now, get ready for an AI-powered world with a choice of Domain-Agnostic or Domain-Centric AIOps.

Creating a large-scale AIOps platform on top of your APM, NMP and ITIM domains? Use Stream Connectors to send qualified metrics and events directly from Centreon to your Domain-Agnostic platform. Focusing on Infrastructure-centric Monitoring? Seat back and enjoy Cloud-Augmented Artificial Intelligence algorithms right into your on-premise Centreon platform.

Future Ready

Cloud-Augmented

Add the power of Cloud to your on-premise monitoring platform and access Cloud-enabled additional capabilities.

Combine the unsurpassed reach of on-premise monitoring with the unlimited power of the Cloud. Centreon monitoring servers seamlessly integrate with the Centreon Cloud environment to access extra Cloud Computing capabilities when needed, if needed.

Future Ready

Open Source flexibility

Get the best of both worlds: the peace of mind of a commercial product and the flexibility of an Open Source framework.

The Centreon platform builds upon our flagship Open Source IT Monitoring project used by 200 000+ IT Professionals all over the world. The flexibility of this framework is the foundation of your Centreon platform. Add the ingenuity of its user community and you get unlimited futureproofness all packaged into a fully supported and maintained commercial product.

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