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The Osmius documentation is divided in:


This is a quick reference to main Osmius features organized in sections.
The main idea is to make it easier for someone interested in Monitoring one or more of these areas:

  • Systems (servers, routers, devices, networks, racks )
  • Application (Web apps, social , corporative CRM, ERPs, databases)
  • Key Performance Indicators [KPI] (Business processes, HR efficiency, energy consumption)
  • SLAs (availability, response time, planned and unplanned downtimes)
  • Internet of the Things: Stock shares, Climate values, pollution values in the neighbourhood,…

to get a fair idea of what Osmius does and why its capabilities are unique in the monitoring software arena. …

Read more about Features...


This section explains the different installation and activation procedures available for the Osmius software: from making use of an automatic installer program to set up all the Osmius underlying software, to a completely customized setup, picking up only the selected elements.

Read more about Installation...

Technical Requirements and Performance

In this chapter we can see which are the technical specifications to get an Osmius system up and running and the main technologies it uses.

Read more about Technical Requirements and Performance...

Comparing Osmius to other Monitoring products

Monitoring tools comparison summary-table

Tool Installation Configuration,
No command-line work needed
No Monitoring knowledge needed Webapp Full Control Security Layer Business & Technical View Maps & GIS Reports SLA ITIL SNMP Get & Traps Autodiscovery Triggers or
Alerts with
Groups, tags or
Central & distributed 1) monitoring Timetable, schedules
& duties
Plugins, store
and templates
Total Points Ranking position
Osmius 10 9 9 10 10 10 9 9 10 9 10 5 9 10 10 10 10 159/170 1
Pandora FMS 8 3 2 4 8 73 5 5 07 5 7 5 6 2 6 83/170 2
Zabbix 3 1 2 4 8 6 0 2 8 0 7 6 6 7 5 4 5 74/170 3

You can fin more explained comparison data at Compare Osmius

This section is permanently in update mode as our support team is always doing tests installing, using and stressing other Monitoring Tools.


This section explains all the Osmius monitoring system functionalities and concepts from a user’s point of view: monitoring the current events, management of the entire infrastructure in charge of the monitoring activities, security, etc, with special emphasis in giving accurate examples of every possible situation.

Read more about User...


In this section you will discover widely each Osmius monitoring agent, learning every event and possible configurations. Compiling and running is also explained.

Read more about Agents...

Osmius Information Portal (OSIP)

Osmius Information Portal (OSIP) is a Business Intelligence web portal for monitoring providers that can be deployed as an external tool to Osmius Enterprise Edition. OSIP gives you a simple way to access the data stored in any number of Osmius's databases with customizable dashboards that can be integrated with external data sources as well in very easy way.

Read more about OSIP...


In the development section you can find useful information for developers.

  • How to develop your own Agents.
  • How to retrieve events from the Web, MySql, a temperature sensor…
  • Information about Osmius Roadmap

In Osmius we use the agile development methodology Scrum.

Read more about Development...
Read more about Osmius Versions and Sprints...

Release Notes

Description of changes and improvements we've made to the different Osmius releases and editions.

Read more about Release Notes...


 Howto section
Documents that explain shortly and focused the way to do any task with Osmius.

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Table of contents

1) also known as Remote - Agentless and Local - Intrusive
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