Difference between revisions of "Setting up A Network Monitoring and Inventory System"

From Alpine Linux
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Progress Log)
(Added mental ramblings to try to figure out how to implement)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
{{Draft}}
 
{{Draft}}
= Setting up Nagios, OpenAudit and related services for Monitoring and Inventory =
 
  
 
This guide will set up (list subject to change):
 
This guide will set up (list subject to change):
Line 7: Line 6:
 
**Nagconfig?
 
**Nagconfig?
 
**NagiosQL - need to test (http://www.nagiosql.org/about-nagiosql.html, http://www.nagiosql.org/faq/31-general-documentation/71-nagiosql3-documentation.html)
 
**NagiosQL - need to test (http://www.nagiosql.org/about-nagiosql.html, http://www.nagiosql.org/faq/31-general-documentation/71-nagiosql3-documentation.html)
* Cacti - test out apk
+
* Cacti - basic functionality working in apk
 
* [[Setting up Smokeping|Smokeping]] - need to tie in with OpenAudit - auto add routers, switches, public DNS server
 
* [[Setting up Smokeping|Smokeping]] - need to tie in with OpenAudit - auto add routers, switches, public DNS server
 
* OpenAudit - need apk
 
* OpenAudit - need apk
Line 23: Line 22:
 
Installed Nagiosql, need to investigate potential usage + OpenAudit integration.<br />
 
Installed Nagiosql, need to investigate potential usage + OpenAudit integration.<br />
  
Next step: Test OpenAudit device auto-discovery (workstations, servers, network devices).
+
== Operational Concept ==
 +
 
 +
Nmap -> OpenAudit
 +
 
 +
1) Scheduled nmap ping sweep of subnets (one at a time)
 +
2) Check if hosts have been audited recently
 +
3) If not, trigger an nmap OS detection
 +
4) If Windows, trigger a remote audit
 +
5) If other device type, do ___ to audit
 +
 
 +
OpenAudit -> Nagios (or Cacti, or Smokeping)
 +
 
 +
1) Schedule a query of Windows Servers from OpenAudit + installed software
 +
2) Check that nagiosql has each server in it
 +
3) If it doesn't, add host monitoring + base services
 +
4) For each MS software (such as Exchange, SQL, DPM), add services
 +
 
 +
For bonus points:
 +
 
 +
1) Query LLDP to find out where device is and set up dependencies automatically
 +
2) SNMPTT integration to Nagios (setup based on device info in OpenAudit)

Revision as of 22:44, 6 September 2010

Underconstruction clock icon gray.svg
This material is work-in-progress ...

Do not follow instructions here until this notice is removed.
(Last edited by Jbilyk on 6 Sep 2010.)

This guide will set up (list subject to change):

Goal

Basic concept is to combine the above apps/utilities to create an easy to set up and low upkeep monitoring system that also tracks inventory thanks to OpenAudit. Redundant entries in configs will be kept to a minimum (hopefully). New devices should be auto-added to monitoring systems, along with associated services (for example, a Windows server running MS Exchange might have basic services such as CPU load, HD free space, running services and Exchange queues monitored, whereas a router running on Alpine Linux would might need the routing table, throughput, and opennhrp monitored). Also, software licensing should be monitored so that Windows boxes do not exceed purchased licenses.

Progress Log

Set up Alpine server with Lighttpd 1.4.28-r0, PHP 5.3.3-r2 and MySQL 5.1.50-r0 with OpenAudit 09.12.23. Windows box can be audited with results returned to Alpine.
Set up test cacti system and made sure the basics work with the new aport.
SNMPTT receives snmp traps properly and sends them on to Nagios but they aren't parsed in any way yet.
Installed Nagiosql, need to investigate potential usage + OpenAudit integration.

Operational Concept

Nmap -> OpenAudit

1) Scheduled nmap ping sweep of subnets (one at a time) 2) Check if hosts have been audited recently 3) If not, trigger an nmap OS detection 4) If Windows, trigger a remote audit 5) If other device type, do ___ to audit

OpenAudit -> Nagios (or Cacti, or Smokeping)

1) Schedule a query of Windows Servers from OpenAudit + installed software 2) Check that nagiosql has each server in it 3) If it doesn't, add host monitoring + base services 4) For each MS software (such as Exchange, SQL, DPM), add services

For bonus points:

1) Query LLDP to find out where device is and set up dependencies automatically 2) SNMPTT integration to Nagios (setup based on device info in OpenAudit)