Setting up A Network Monitoring and Inventory System

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Setting up Nagios, OpenAudit and related services for Monitoring and Inventory

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.

Next step: Test OpenAudit device auto-discovery (workstations, servers, network devices).