Next-Level Nagios Monitoring with vROps

by bluemedora_editor on January 10, 2017

When it comes to understanding how your hosts and systems are performing, Nagios serves as one of the best infrastructure monitoring tools in the industry. Now, with the launch of the Blue Medora Nagios Management Pack for vRealize Operations, you can extend your monitoring to a deeper level so you have essential insight into issues when they arise, pinpointing problems faster and driving optimal performance across your infrastructure.

Dive deeper into key metrics, like system memory and host CPU

Knowing when issues arise serves as an important component of monitoring, but to truly drive performance, it’s essential to know the why. With the 170+ metrics available in the Blue Medora Management Pack for Nagios, you gain that insight.

Nagios Health Investigation Dashboard

Figure 1: Nagios Health Investigation Dashboard

The Management Pack includes access to key performance metrics like system CPU, system disk, host memory and host disk. In addition, key capacity definitions for calculated CPU capacity, disk capacity and memory capacity extends monitoring to understand utilization breakdowns for Nagios resource types.

Capacity Badge in the Nagios Management Pack from Blue Medora

Figure 2: Leverage capacity badges for quick insight into capacity and utilization issues for your Nagios resources

Combined with the ability to view these in a series of out-of-the-box dashboards and reports, you’ll never be left wondering why a system reached critical status or what may have caused a host to go down.

See total usage across systems

Within the Blue Medora Management Pack for Nagios, dive deeper into system groups with the ability to to see total usage across systems with the out-of-the-box dashboard, Nagios Service Group.

Service Group Dashboard in the Nagios Management Pack from Blue Medora

Figure 3: The Nagios Service Group Dashboard

Understand which systems deserve a deeper look to prevent warnings from becoming critical issues. Extend the monitoring information available in Nagios and leverage it in a single console with vRealize Operations and Blue Medora to go beyond understanding a performance issue, but also to see what may be causing the problem — such as when your disks may be reaching capacity or if your host disks experience bottlenecks.

Map key relationships

Within the Blue Medora Management Pack for Nagios, leverage relationship mapping to see all the pieces of your infrastructure in one place. Relationship mapping includes both internal and external relationships, including the ability to see those between VMware and Nagios hosts, VMware VM and Nagios hosts and VMware VM and Nagios systems.

The resources are connected to the virtual layer, giving you the ability to monitor everything in one tool and transform the ability to navigate between resources and drill down to root-cause issues.

Combined with insight into 170+ metrics, six comprehensive monitoring dashboards, detailed alerts and notifications and key capacity definitions, Nagios users can take their monitoring to another level with the ability to gain more insight and information about systems and hosts, all within a single tool.

To learn more about the Management Pack for Nagios or to download a free trial, please visit the True Visibility Suite for VMware vRealize Operations page on Blue Medora’s website. 

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