Centreon: installation, configuration and supervision of equipment

Monitoring equipment

In this part, we will see the setting up of equipment supervision (Switch and Windows Server) under Centreon.

Centreon uses the SNMP to interrogate the equipment, it must be ensured that the hardware to be supervised is configured correctly (snmp activated, authorized Centreon ip and configured community).

Supervision is done in two stages, first you have to create the host (Host) and then add the sensors (Services).

Each creation / modification / deletion of hosts or services, it is necessary to regenerate the configuration of the poller:

1. Go to Configuration 1 / Pollers 2 and click Export configuration 3.

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2. Select the poller 1, tick the boxes of actions 2 a method 3 to apply the configuration and click on Export 4.

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3. The result of command 1 is displayed under the Export button. The changes are made to the poller, wait for the result in case of equipment supervision.

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Switch (HP)

Adding the host

1. Click on Configuration 1 / Hosts 2, on the page click Add 3 to declare a device.

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2. Enter the necessary information (name, ip, community snmp, …) to the supervision of the switch and click Save 1.

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3. Generate the configuration of the Poller.

4. Go to Monitoring 1 / Status Details 2 / Hosts 3. If nothing is displayed select All 4 in Host Status. The switch is displayed 5 with its status.

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Adding services

In this part, we will add traffic sensors on the ports of the switch. It uses the SNMP protocol configured when adding the host.

Before adding the services, it is necessary to look at how the equipment names the interfaces 1.

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1. Click on Configuration 1 / Services 2 / Add 3.

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2. Fill out form 1 by selecting the OS-Linux-Traffic-Generic-Id-SNMP sensor and enter the port number to monitor A and click Save 2.

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Repeat the operation for all ports to monitor.

3. Generate the configuration of the Poller.

4. Go to Monitoring 1 / Services 2 to see the ports of the configured switches. If the display is blank, check the Service Status (A) filter

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5. Information available for a service :

Windows server

Before adding a Windows server in Centreon, you must install and configure the SNMP service.

Adding the host

1. Click on Configuration / Hosts, on the page click Add to declare a device.

2. Enter the necessary information (name, ip, snmp community, …) to the server 1 supervision and click Save 2.

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3. Generate the configuration of the Poller.

Adding services

The sensors available for Windows servers start with OS-Windows- *

1. Click on Configuration / Services / Add.

2. Fill out the form 1 and click Save 2.

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3. Generate the configuration of the Poller.

4. Overview of the CPU sensor: