syphilis countries buy cytotec online alcohol leukocyte buy dapoxetine online mother mastitis buy deltasone online surveillance buy desyrel online representatives buy diflucan online deoxyribonucleic buy doxycycline online endocrinology variable buy finpecia online teen sustainable
syphilis countries buy cytotec online alcohol leukocyte buy dapoxetine online mother mastitis buy deltasone online surveillance buy desyrel online representatives buy diflucan online deoxyribonucleic buy doxycycline online endocrinology variable buy finpecia online teen sustainable

Monitorización Infraestructuras, Servicios y Negocios – Osmius

Business-Oriented Enterprise Monitoring
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Vimeo YouTube Blog
Home Product FAQs
  1. Product
    1. Can I monitor business processes or services with Osmius?
    2. What is Osmius Enterprise? How can I get it?
    3. What is an instance?
    4. What are the Osmius plugins?
    5. What is a Master Agent?
    6. What is Osmius severity?
    7. What is distributed monitoring? Can I do this with Osmius?
    8. Does Osmius provide some CLI or Web Service?
    9. Does Osmius have SNMP monitoring capabilities?
    10. Can I use Osmius in my smartphone?
    11. Can Osmius send notifications?
    12. Is it possible to monitor multiple customer networks?
    13. Is it possible to monitor hardware devices? If so which devices?
    14. Is it possible to monitor software applications like Antivirus and Backup software? And generate reports of it?
    15. Is it possible to generate reports per customer networks?
    16. What is Osmius's architecture?
  2. Support & Documentation
    1. Can I purchase professional support for my Osmius Installation?
    2. Where can I find Osmius forums?
    3. Where can I find some help about Osmius installation?
    4. Osmius has reported an error and I can’t find documentation about it. What can I do?
    5. Is Osmius in the Wikipedia?
    6. Where is the Osmius documentation? What can I find inside it?
    7. Can I develop my own Osmius plugins?
  3. Help & Howtos
    1. Installation
      1. How can I install Osmius in Windows?
      2. How can I install Osmius in Linux?
      3. How can I access to Osmius web console?
    2. IP addresses and ports
      1. What is the Osmius Central Server address?
      2. When installing a Master Agent I don't understand the term "Master IP". What does it mean?
      3. Which are the Osmius default ports?
    3. Security
      1. What are the default username and password for Osmius?
      2. Which are the user roles in Osmius and what are their differences?
    4. Management
      1. How can I add new instances to Osmius?
      2. How can I add new agents to Osmius?
      3. Where can I find the Osmius MySQL data files?
      4. Where can I find the current status of the agents deployed in my Osmius installation?
      5. What are the prerequisites for Osmius autodicovery feature? How can I run it in Windows and Linux?
      6. What is the “Community Name” asked while setting up an Osmius instance?
      7. How can I activate more events in Osmius instances?
      8. How can I start and stop Osmius in Windows and Linux?
      9. I have just installed a Master Agent but I can only see the Linux agent. How can I add more?
    5. Custom monitoring
      1. I want to monitor using my own script. Where can I find an example to do this in Osmius?
      2. I want to monitor using SNMP. Where can I find an example to do this in Osmius?
      3. I want to monitor using WMI. How can I configure Windows to monitor with Osmius?
      4. How can I monitor a SNMP device with Osmius?

 

1.1 - Can I monitor business processes or services with Osmius?


Of course, this is one of the Osmius main features. For example, with Osmius you could monitor a service called “Internet Sales” composed by a balancer, two servers, two databases and the warehouse system and kept informed about its availability and performance. Moreover, with Osmius you can monitor your business activity with KPIs and get answers to questions like: Are we selling trought Internet?  How many sells were made yesterday? How much money have we lost with the last server fall down? How many payments are pending?

 

 

1.2 - What is Osmius Enterprise? How can I get it?


Osmius Enterprise Edition is a professional version of Osmius that includes extra features. It has been optimized for high-performance. To find more information please visit: http://www.osmius.com/en/product/enterprise-edition.html

 

 

1.3 - What is an instance?


An instance is an element (application, device, data source...) that we want to monitor.

 

 

1.4 - What are the Osmius plugins?


Plugins allow you to add new capabilities to Osmius. For example, new monitoring agents, new data retrieval templates...

 

 

1.5 - What is a Master Agent?


A Master Agent is a software module that can be installed in a remote host and work as a satellite for the Osmius Central Server. Thus, a Master Agent allows us to monitor instances from a different host than the Osmius Central Server.

It allows us to perform intrusive monitoring of that host as well. For example, monitoring log files in the filesystem.

Additionally, we can setup Master Agents to act like proxies in order to monitor subnetworks.

 

 

1.6 - What is Osmius severity?


When we talk about severity we mean the performance degradation of one service or instance.

 

 

1.7 - What is distributed monitoring? Can I do this with Osmius?


Distributed monitoring involves monitoring from several points to avoid errors derived from the lack of redundancy and get monitoring data from different scenarios. To find more information you may visit: http://www.osmius.com/osmwiki/doku.php?id=en:howto:002monitorizacion_distribuida

 

 

1.8 - Does Osmius provide some CLI or Web Service?


Yes, Osmius provides several Web Services. You can use them to add new instances, users, retrieve active events... you can find their documentation and API here: http://demo.osmius.com/osmius/webservices/index.html

 

 

1.9 - Does Osmius have SNMP monitoring capabilities?


Of course, with Osmius you can monitor SNMP devices in a simple way using our visual MIB browser. Osmius will ask the device for the given OID with the configured time interval. Moreover, Osmius can collect devices’s traps for asynchronous monitoring.

 

 

1.10 - Can I use Osmius in my smartphone?


Osmius Mobile web console adapts itself to your smartphone, just browse to the address /osmius/mobile/index.html of your Osmius installation. For example, http://demo.osmius.com/osmius/mobile/index.html

 

 

1.11 - Can Osmius send notifications?


Yes, you can receive email, sms, tweets... notifications in response to changes in: instances, services, SLAs and Global Note. You can integrate Osmius notifications with third-party software (Remedy, JIRA...) as well.

 

 

1.12 Is it possible to monitor multiple customer networks?


Yes, Osmius is able to monitor different subnets using the "proxy" feature of the Osmius Master Agents, so you can monitor multiple customer networks. You can view an example here: http://osmius.com/osmwiki/doku.php?id=en:usuario:infraestructura:funcionalidad#configuring_a_proxy_master_agent

 

 

1.13 Is it possible to monitor hardware devices? If so which devices?


Yes, Osmius is able to monitor hardware devices. You can monitor everything that supports IPMI, WMI, SSH or SNMP. Actually Osmius have a few preconfgured agents for: HP JetDirect, NetApp, Generic CISCO, Amazing PDU, Power Hawk, Sequoia EM01B sensor and we are working on Dell OMSA agent, but if it is not enough I can promise you can make a new hardware monitoring easily wit Osmius ... or you can order us a new one. To see the Osmius agents visit this link: http://osmius.com/osmwiki/doku.php?id=en:agentes:indice

 

 

1.14 Is it possible to monitor software applications like Antivirus and Backup software?And generate reports of it?


Yes, Osmius is able to monitor "everything" connected in a network. In the same way you can monitor hardware devices you can monitor applications; and of course, you can generate reports, notifications, alerts of it.

 

 

1.15 Is it possible to generate reports per customer networks?


You can create services that bring together the elements you want, so if you make a service for each customer you can create reports by filtering on the service that interests you

 

 

1.16 What is Osmius's architecture?


Osmius has a very flexible architecture that can be:

  • Centralized: everything is monitored from a single server and remotely
  • Distributed: using agents, monitor from different points and intrusively
Here you can see an image of our architecture: http://osmius.com/osmwiki/doku.php?id=en:usuario:indice#architecture

 

 

 

2.1 - Can I purchase professional support for my Osmius Installation?


Yes, with Osmius Enterprise Edition you will receive an optimized version of Osmius with the Support Plan of your choice. You can find more information in:
http://www.osmius.com/en/services/support.html

 

 

2.2 - Where can I find Osmius forums?


You can find Osmius forums for professional support in: http://support.osmius.com and sign in with the username and password provided to you after purchasing it.

To access Osmius community forums please visit: http://sourceforge.net/projects/osmius/forums

 

 

2.3 - Where can I find some help about Osmius installation?


There are two ways to install Osmius:

  • Automatic: it will execute the Osmius automatic installers after asking some questions.
  • Manual: from the source code available in SourceForge. You can compile and generate your own binaries.

To find the Osmius installation documentation please visit: http://www.osmius.com/osmwiki/doku.php?id=en:instalacion:indice

 

 

2.4 - Osmius has reported an error and I can’t find documentation about it. What can I do?


You can do two things: purchase Osmius professional support or search/post in the Community forums.

 

 

2.5 - Is Osmius in the Wikipedia?


Of course, you can find us here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osmius

 

 

2.6 - Where is the Osmius documentation? What can I find inside it?


Osmius documentation is available publicly and with no restrictions in http://www.osmius.com/osmwiki. There you can find relevant information about installation, user manual, procedures, how to, product roadmaps and current developments, technical information, tests and benchmarkings results...

 

 

2.7 - Can I develop my own Osmius plugins?


Yes, you can with some developing skills and this article from Osmius wiki: http://osmius.com/osmwiki/doku.php?id=en:desarrollo:plugins

 

 

3.1.1 - How can I install Osmius in Windows?


It is very simple, we provide an Osmius automatic installer for Windows. Just download and execute it, then answer some configuration questions and you will have Osmius Central Server installed and ready to monitor.

Additionally, if you want distributed monitoring you can download our Master Agents installer, execute the Windows installer and answer some configuration questions.

 

3.1.2  - How can I install Osmius in Linux?


It is very simple, we provide an Osmius automatic installer for Linux. Just download and execute it, then answer some configuration questions and you will have Osmius Central Server installed and ready to monitor.

If you want to use the autodiscovery feature you must install nmap and net-snmp in your Linux distribution.

Additionally, if you want distributed monitoring you can download our Master Agents installer, execute the Linux installer and answer some configuration questions.

 

 

3.1.3 - How can I access to Osmius web console?


It is normally located in the 8080 port of the Osmius Central Server. You may access with your browser using http://ip_osmius:8080/osmius. Sign in with username root and password osmius.

 

 

3.2.1 - What is the Osmius Central Server address?


  • When we want to deploy Osmius in our infrastructure the first step is installing the Osmius Central Server. During installation we will be asked about the main address of the Central Server. There are three posible answers:
    • If we have a server with just one IP address, we must use that one.
    • If we have a server with several IP address we could select: 
      • One: then Osmius will only process data arriving to that address.
      • All: then Osmius will use all of them for its communications (we must introduce 0.0.0.0 as Osmius Central Server address to activate this option).
  • If we are installing a Master Agent then it is the Osmius Central Server IP address that is accessible to this Master Agent.

 

 

3.2.2 - When installing a Master Agent I don’t understand the term “Master IP”. What does it mean?


When you install a Master Agent in a host with more than one IP address you must choose one of them to communicate with the Osmius Central Server. That address is the “Master IP”.

 

 

3.2.3 - Which are the Osmius default ports?


  • Central Server: 2001 (in) and 2002 (out)
  • Master Agents: 1971, 1972 (in) and 1950, 1951 (loopback)

 

 

3.3.1 - What are the default username and password for Osmius?


To access Osmius web console after installing use these default credentials:

  • username - root
  • password - osmius
It is recommendable to change the password after installation.

 

 

3.3.2 - Which are the user roles in Osmius and what are their differences?


  • ROOT: is the superuser owner of Osmius. The superuser can do anything and is the only one that can see the Osmius infrastructure.
  • ADMIN: he/she can manage his/her services, create instances for those services and add dependent users.
  • OPERATOR: the operator can only see, acknowledge and disacknowledge events from his/her instances and services.
  • VIEWER: he/she can only see granted instances or services and can’t perform any actions.
  • DEMO: this is a special case, a demo user can see everything but can’t perform any actions.

 

 

3.4.1 - How can I add new instances to Osmius?


To add a new instance using the Osmius web console go to menu Manage -> Instances and click  the “+” icon (Add) at the top of the screen. Now we will be asked for some information to connect to the instance and start monitoring it:

  • Type: nature of the instance. It could be: Asterisk, Apache, Windows, Web …
  • Identifier: mnemonic alphanumeric string (8 characters maximun) that unequivocally identifies this instance.
  • Description: descriptive text.
  • Connection info: required data to connect to this instance in order to retrieve information.
  • Nodename: name of the node where we want to associate the instance. For example, myhost.mynet.com
  • SNMP Community and Port: this data is only needed if we want to monitor this instance using SNMP.
  • Groups: used for Osmius security purposes.
  • Agents: from where we want to monitor our instance.
  • Services: a service is a logic aggregation of instances, here we indicate to which services we want to add our instance.
  • Events: the questions that will be made to the instance to monitor it. We can configure monitoring intervals, thresholds, options...

Finally, we must click the save button at the top of the screen to save our configuration and start monitoring this instance.

 

 

3.4.2 - How can I add new agents to Osmius?


There are two ways:
  • Plugins: the easiest way, from the Osmius web console select the agent plugin and load it.
  • Your own agents: documentation to build your own agents is available. If you feel like doing it and you have some programming experience you can develop your own agents.

3.4.3 - Where can I find the Osmius MySQL data files?


You can find them in the installation directory (usually /opt/osmius) inside /mysql/data.

 

 

3.4.4 - Where can I find the current status of the agents deployed in my Osmius installation?


Go to menu Infrastructure -> Agents of your Osmius web console. There you will find all agents and Master Agents in organizational hierarchy.

 

3.4.5 - What are the prerequisites for Osmius autodicovery feature? How can I run it in Windows and Linux?


In order to use Osmius autodiscovery you must have nmap and net-snmp installed. In Linux this dependes on your distribution:

  • Debian based: apt-get install nmap net-snmp
  • RedHat based: yum install nmap net-snmp

Actually, there is no autodiscovery available in Windows.

 

 

3.4.6 - What is the “Community Name” asked while setting up an Osmius instance?


Community Name is an optional parameter and you only need to introduce it for SNMP monitoring. It is the SNMP community name where the monitored device is configured. According to Wikipedia, it is the name or key used for authentication. Generally, there is a reading community (public) and a writing community (private).

 

 

3.4.7 - How can I activate more events in Osmius instances?


You must uncheck the “Only Active” checkbox in the Event section of the instances management.

 

 

3.4.8 - How can I start and stop Osmius in Windows and Linux?


In Windows, there is a shortcut for Osmius in the Start menu, there you can stop and start Osmius.

In Linux you can stop it with “/etc/init.d/osmius stop” and start it with “/etc/init.d/osmius start” (you must be superuser).

 

 

3.4.9 -  I have just installed a Master Agent but I can only see the Linux agent. How can I add more?


In the Infrastructure screen right-click in the Master Agent, then select “Deploy Agents” to choose the ones you want to deploy and click the apply button.

 

 

3.5.1 - I want to monitor using my own script. Where can I find an example to do this in Osmius?


You can find a simple guide here: http://www.osmius.com/osmwiki/doku.php?id=en:usuario:gestion:funcionalidad#user_defined_events_via_script

 

3.5.2 - I want to monitor using SNMP. Where can I find an example to do this in Osmius?


This may help: http://www.osmius.com/osmwiki/doku.php?id=en:usuario:gestion:funcionalidad#user_defined_events_via_snmp

 

 

3.5.3 - I want to monitor using WMI. How can I configure Windows to monitor with Osmius?


You must configure user permissions and the firewall. Please visit: http://www.osmius.com/osmwiki/doku.php?id=en:agentes:windows2#appendix

 

 

3.5.4 - How can I monitor a SNMP device with Osmius?


In Osmius every element is treated in the same way and at the end everything is an instance. Isn’t it smart?
To activate the monitoring of a SNMP device go to menu Manage -> Instances, select SNMP and fill the required data.