Guides and tutorials on my personal blog
For those of you who don't already know it I have a personal blog where I occasionally post guides and tutorials for how to use NSClient++ (and other things). The main reason to keep them apart is that trac is a horrible blogging platform :)
Thus far I have posted the following (relevant) entries:
Take your monitoring to the next level by creating self-resetting event log checks. Sometimes it is not only faults which can be harvested from the windows event log many applications will also report a message when the state returns to normal. This tutorial show you how to configure NSClient++ 0.4.1 to setup auto resetting event log checks. In addition to using passive checks via NSCA I will also demonstrate how to use the Cache module to benefit from real time event log checks via NRPE.
Monitoring the event log can quickly become straining for both the computer as well as the administrator as the event log grows and grows. To make this simpler for both the administrator and the computer NSClient++ 0.4.0 introduced real-time event log monitoring. This means we no longer scan the event log instead we simply scan events as they come in. The benefit, in addition to lowering the resources required, is that we can also get notified instantly when an error occurs instead of every 5 minutes or however often we check the log. Another addition is a simple client o generate event log message to help administrators debug event log filters. This is a quick introduction to event log monitoring and real-time event log monitoring showing how to set up real-time event log monitoring both for active and passive use via NSCA and NRPE.
This is a series detailing how you can leverage WMI to monitor you Computers from a monitoring tool such as Nagios or Icinga. Since I decided to clean up the command line syntax of the WMI plugin for NSClient++ for the up-coming 0.4.0 version a few days ago I will start by showing how you can use what has become an almost full featured WMI client.
I will try to keep this side updated as I have added a new section to the guides: doc/usage/checks Where I (and other so feel free to share your own blog postings there) post the links.
To see all my monitoring related entries on my blog you can go to: http://blog.medin.name/category/monitoring/ or you can read all entries (even non monitoring related ones) here http://blog.medin.name