Monitoring

To Use Nagios Plugins In Verax NMS

This lesson shows how to use Nagios plugins to monitor devices in Verax NMS Express. Verax NMS is a cross-platform network and application monitoring software.

Tools used

Nagios plugin for CPU check in a Shell Script format (.sh file) http://exchange.nagios.org/directory/Plugins/System-Metrics/CPU-Usage-and-Load/Check-CPU-LOAD-using-SNMP/details

Verax NMS Express ver. 1.9.5: http://www.veraxsystems.com/en/products/nms

Adding Nagios Plugin To The Device

download a plugin use plugin for checking CPU usage over the SNMP. Insert  plugin in a folder on the same server where Verax NMS Express is installed.

/root/nagios/check_snmp_cpu.sh

let’s add shell script sensor to the device

  1. Log into the Verax NMS, select Home from the main menu and select the right device from the aspects tree.
  2. In Monitors tab select Add option and click Go. The system will display a pop-up dialog with sensors available for your device.
  3. Select Shell Script Sensor from the sensors tree and click Next.
  4. Now you have to specify your sensor parameter

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