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Recomendations to monitor remote netsight server


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Hi

I was looking for recomended ways of monitoring a remote Netsight server. I did think about nagios/cacti etc, but it seems overkill just to monitor a remote netsight linux server. I also don't want to use the native linux tools incase it breaks Netsight.

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Hi,
Could you elaborate on the problem you're trying to solve? Are you just trying to see if the Netsight Server is up and running or has email connectivity?
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I just want to ensure the server is up and available, so we can get the alarm emails.
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Justsomebodi wrote:

I just want to ensure the server is up and available, so we can get the alarm emails.

The scheduler is a good way to get email sent on a regular basis. You can schedule reports at a given interval. If you don't get a report, you know something is potentially up.

Alternatively you can run a bash script to down an interface via snmp or port and run it at a regular interval via cron if using Linux server. Then use alarm manager to alert you when said action took place.

Something like
In Crontab
0 10,12,15,18,21 * * * /root/scripts/NMCCronCheckin

Then the script would just
/usr/bin/snmpset -v 3 -a SHA -A "SNMPPassword" -l authNoPriv -u "Account" "Switch IP" .1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.7.22016 i 2 [22016 is an interface I would want to down]

/bin/sleep 240 [240 is seconds of a poll cycle, change to whatever you poll at]

/usr/bin/snmpset -v 3 -a SHA -A "SNMPPassword" -l authNoPriv -u "Account" "Switch IP" .1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.7.22016 i 1
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Does anyone know how would i enable SNMP on the Netsight VM server so it can be monitored via SNMP
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Justsomebodi wrote:

Does anyone know how would i enable SNMP on the Netsight VM server so it can be monitored via SNMP

Would be based on your OS.
Ubuntu
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-an-snmp-daemon-and-cli...

Windows
http://blog.skufel.net/2012/09/how-to-adding-snmp-to-windows-server-2008-r2/

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