Dell EMC Monitoring With Nagios

Capabilities

Nagios is the industry standard in enterprise-grade IT infrastructure monitoring. The popularity of Nagios as an IT infrastructure monitoring tool is based on two key traits: tremendous flexibility and virtually unlimited extensibility. There are millions of Nagios installations around the globe monitoring billions of things, including servers, networking equipment, applications, databases, websites, etc.

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Monitoring Dell EMC + Nagios

The Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios provides a proactive approach to data center management that delivers features for monitoring current generations of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers through an agent-free method using Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller (LC) technology, Modular infrastructure, Storage and Networking devices in the Nagios console. With this plug-in, users have comprehensive hardware-level visibility of PowerEdge servers, modular infrastructure, storage and networking devices including overall and component-level health monitoring for quicker fault detection and resolution.

 

Benefits

Implementing effective Dell EMC monitoring with Nagios offers the following benefits:

  • Protect existing investment in Nagios XI product to easily integrate and monitor Dell EMC servers, chassis and storages within customer’s infrastructure
  • This eases the administrator’s burden by having a single pane of glass to monitor the heterogeneous hardware platforms, which eventually improve the operational efficiency and flexibility in data center management
  • Increase productivity by reducing time to maintain, monitor and troubleshoot any issue in server infrastructure
  • Make informed and rapid decisions impacting the availability of data center resources

 

Features with Dell EMC + Nagios XI Monitoring

  • An automated and guided Dell EMC Configuration Wizard for discovery and monitoring configuration for following Dell devices:
    • Dell EMC PowerEdge current generation of servers
    • Dell EMC PowerEdge M1000e, VRTX, and FX2/FX2s modular infrastructure
    • EqualLogic PS-Series Storage Arrays
    • Compellent SC-Series Storage Arrays
    • PowerVault MD 34/38 Series Storage Arrays
  • Provide basic System information including Component-level details of the following Dell devices:
    • Dell EMC PowerEdge current generation of servers
    • Dell EMC PowerEdge M1000e, VRTX, and FX2/FX2s modular infrastructure
    • EqualLogic PS-Series Storage Arrays
    • Compellent SC-Series Storage Arrays
    • PowerVault MD 34/38 Storage Arrays
  • Monitor Overall Health including health of the following components of the supported Dell devices:
    • CPU, Memory, Physical Disk, Virtual Disk, Controller, Fan, Power Supply, Battery, Temperature Probe, Voltage Probe, Network Device, SD Card, Amperage Probe, Intrusion and FC NIC of the Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers
    • Power Supply, Fan, I/O, Slot, and KVM of the supported Dell chassis
    • Enclosure, Controller, Physical Disk, and Virtual Disk of Dell EMC PowerEdge VRTX Chassis
    • PCIe of Dell EMC PowerEdge VRTX and PowerEdge FX2/FX2s chassis
    • Member Physical Disk, Storage Pool, and Group Volume of Dell EqualLogic PS-Series Storage Arrays
    • Physical Disk and Volume of Dell Compellent Storage Arrays
  • Provide Warranty information of the supported Dell devices and alert based on days remaining for warranty expiration
  • SNMP alerts monitoring from all the supported Dell devices
  • View Alert Knowledge Base (KB) information of the following Dell devices corresponding to a SNMP alert for faster troubleshooting:
    • Current generations of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers
    • Dell EMC PowerEdge M1000e, VRTX, and FX2/FX2s modular infrastructure
    • EqualLogic PS-Series Storage Arrays
  • Launch the following 1:1 and 1:Many web consoles from Nagios XI to perform further troubleshooting, configuration, or management activities:
    • iDRAC web console for PowerEdge Servers and HCI (VxRail, XC-Series) compute nodes
    • Chassis Management Controller (CMC) Console for M1000e, VRTX and FX2/FX2s
    • EqualLogic Group Manager Console for PS-Series Storage Arrays
    • Compellent Enterprise Manager Console for SC-Series Storage Arrays

Licensing Details

Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI is available as a software download offered at no additional charge to customers.

 

 

Solutions

These Nagios solutions provide Dell EMC monitoring capabilities and benefits:

See Also

Recommended Software: Nagios XI

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