Setting up Monitoring Sources

Introduction

To setting up sources, sign in as administrator and run the source settings page by selecting the menu Monitoring Settings.

The figure below presents a capture of the configuration page.

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Source Parameters

The different properties of sources are described in the section dedicated to Source Parameters

Single-source Configuration

Here are basic steps:

  1. From the menu pane, select the menu Monitoring Settings in the Account & Settings section.
  2. Then fill in the form with the parameters according to the target monitoring system.
  3. Make sure to select the appropriate source type via the related selection list.
  4. Click on Apply Settings to save the changes.
  5. And finally, click on Close to quit the configuration window.

At any time, you can rerun the configuration manager to update settings. A quick access is enabled via the menu Console->Monitoring Settings from the Operations Console.

Multiple-source Configuration

Here we assume that you are familar with a basic configuration as described in the last section. There are also some important notices about sources management:

  • RealOpInsight can manage up to ten sources per service view simultaneously.
  • Each source has an identifier in the form of "Source"+Index, where Index corresponds to the identifier of the source (E.g. Source0, Source2).
  • When editing description file, every status to low level services needs to be associated to a source. This is achieved by prefixing the status data point with the related source identifier as follow: SourceIndex:device/status_item, note the colon : separator. For example, Source0:mysql-server01/Root Partition indicates the item allowing to monitor the root partition on the server named mysql-server from the monitoring server related to Source0.
  • It’s not required to set all the sources, but if a source is not set, every low level service related to that source will be automatically marked as UNKNOWN.
  • By convention, Source0 is considered as the default source. This means that when no source is associated to a status item, the status data is considered to related to Source0. Hence Source0:localhost/ping and localhost/ping refer to the same status data.

Let’s see how to set the sources. Here are basic steps:

  1. Set the parameters according to the target monitoring system. See the section dedicated to Source Parameters for more details.

  2. Make sure to have select the Monitor Type as appropriate, and click on Add as Source;

  3. Select the source index from the selection list that will appear.

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    Warning

    If you set the index of a source that has been already set, that source will be overwritten without requiring confirmation.

  4. Repeat the above steps until all the sources you want to set have been completed.

[1]http://mathias-kettner.de/checkmk_livestatus.html
[2]http://www.shinken-monitoring.org/wiki/livestatus_shinken