AutoDiscovery Nagios3


#1

Hello, compliment of the website and the documentation provided, I’d like to ask the following questions that I could not find an answer;
Assuming that I manage a lab of 20 computers with 2 switches, Ichose to to use an NMS to help me in this .

But I doubt arose:

  • Through a Nms able to have control of every PC? That is to enable, disable services and verify any of these problems?

For now I’m trying the solution in labaratorio Nagios although I must say no risultato.L 'installation, I made quite easily from reposotory, eh I have not had big problems.

As for the operation are not well advanced. I do not have scanned the network, the machines present.
In addition to my other posts do not appear to me … why? I should not do autodiscovery automatically makes me like OpenNMS?

What’s wrong?


#2

Nagios has no autodiscovery capability.
And should you choose to use nagios anyway, drop the repository install and get it from source: www.nagios.org

Luca


#3

So should I go to delete my installation and replace it with reposotory from source right?

Nagios gives me an opportunity, however, to manage the services of any pc? I mean I could to stop such services on a machine running?


#4

using the install from source helps a lot to have a common filstructure for trouble shooting.

No, nagios is amonitoring and aletrting system, it hasn’t been created to manage services, even if it can partially be done, but i think there are better suited tools.


#5

Not very likely I expressed myself well … I wondered if I had an overload of the network such as I could to remove the connection to a particular PC?

There are better solutions for what I do?


#6

i don’t think so… nagios can help you identify a problem, if you install nagiosgraph or something similar like cacti you can even idenitfiy the source of the problem but i wouldn’t go as far as saying nagios can shut the pc off the network… that would require a bit of scripting capabilities to identify th eport to which the PC is conencted and fire another script to shutdown the network port on the switch…


#7

There are software that can do all this? you know…?


#8

no idea, sorry.


#9

We have a cheap appliance that does this, if you are interested.