Nagios Integration with Scrutinizer

Posted in General, Network Traffic Analysis, Network Traffic Monitor on May 4th, 2010 by Paul
Nagios Integration with Scrutinizer

Nagios IT Infrastructure MonitoringToday, I’m going to talk about how to integrate Nagios with Scrutinizer. Nagios is an IT infrastructure monitoring tool that helps organizations ensure systems, applications, services and business processes are functioning properly. By integrating Scrutinizer into Nagios network administrators will have the ability to run NetFlow reports on their devices, have Scrutinizer dashlets, and view network usage maps all from one place. You can learn more about Nagios by taking a trip to their website.

Let’s take a look at the different ways we can setup the Scrutinizer and Nagios integration.

NetFlow Host Reports

In Nagios, when you’re viewing your host’s status you’ll be able to launch NetFlow reports for each of the devices you’re interested in.

NetFlow and sFlow Analysis

NetFlow Dashlets

By creating dashlets in Nagios it will allow you to view your favorite Scrutinizer gadgets such as Top Countries, Top Applications, and your network usage maps.

Nagios Scrutinizer Dashlets

NetFlow Network Usage Maps

Here is an example of our office map on the Nagios home dashboard.

NetFlow Scrutinizer Maps

If you’re interested in getting started, you will need to download our Nagios integration with Scrutinizer instructions and follow the steps provided. Scrutinizer’s easy third party integration is another reason why it is a best at NetFlow solution for network traffic analysis. Enjoy.

Paul

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12 Responses to “Nagios Integration with Scrutinizer”

  1. henry Says:

    Hi there

    It appears Scrutinizer only runs on Windows and your demo is on Nagios XI. I’m running RH EL5. Will it work ?

  2. Paul Says:

    Hi henry,

    We haven’t tested on RH EL5, but if the file structure is the same for your version then it’ll work.

    Thanks,
    Paul

  3. Aman Says:

    Hi,

    This integration will work in Nagios Core Setup as well ?

  4. James Says:

    I am trying to integrate this as a Proof Of Concept and I am getting a 404 error when selecting Scrutinizer for a host in NagiosXI. It seems that it is trying to use a search.html that doesn’t exist.

  5. Paul Says:

    Hi James,

    Did you update the ajaxhelpers-hoststatus.inc.php, scrutcountries.inc.php, scrutmap.inc.php, scruttopapplications.inc.php files with your Scrutinizer server’s information? What’s the entire URL that’s leading you to the 404 error? What version of Scrutinizer are you running? Please email the answers to pauld@plixer.com.

    Thanks,
    Paul

  6. Nicholas Ritter Says:

    I followed the steps, getting two behaviors:

    1) With the nagios dashlet, I have a message that says (inside the dashlet): “You have been logged out. To continue, close this popup and log back into your Scrutinizer server.”

    2) With the host reports, the scrutinizer icon shows up next to each host, but when I click the icon, it takes me to the scrutinizer server interface, prompting me to login, and once logged in, I am not getting a host-centric report of that host from nagios.

    I am using Scrutinizer 8.5.0 on a windows server, and Nagios XI 2009R1.4B on a separate CentOS 5.5 server.

    I am using a dedicate nagios account in scrutinizer, with guest level access (dunno if that could be the problem.)

    Any ideas on how to fix this issue?

    Thanks,

    Nick

  7. Nicholas Ritter Says:

    I stand corrected, only the first item I mentioned is occurring. The per-device scrutiziner integration is working great.

  8. Dotcom Says:

    I’m Using vista here,

    can it run with this kind of OS

    Thanks,
    Dotcom

  9. Lotso Says:

    With NagiosXI how do I integrate the scrutinizer plugin? Should I load it as a component or plugin? Or should I unzip the tar into the destination directory manually?

  10. tomp@plixer.com Says:

    They are not components or plugins, but dashlets. After making your changes to the scrutcountries.inc.php, scrutmap.inc.php, and scruttopapplications.inc.php files, you can zip each directory and upload the dashlets one at a time.

  11. James Says:

    Is there a version of this for Nagios Core, not Nagios XI like the one provided ??

  12. Dario Leon Says:

    Hi, I am interested on your product, but I have two questons:
    First: How much this plugin?
    Second: Is It possible use this on Nagios core?

    Best regards,

    P.D: You can write to my mail.

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