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OP5 Monitor

Overview

The OP5 Monitor plugin for Geneos gives an overview of the monitored hosts and services of the OP5 Monitor product. This plugin provides dataviews in Geneos showing overall status of the monitored hosts and services. Users can click from these dataviews to open the OP5 Monitor UI to see more details.

The plugin supports OP5 Monitor beginning version 8.2.0.

Views

Host Groups

Shows the host groups monitored by the OP5 Monitor server. For each host group, the number of hosts and services under specific states are displayed.

Note: A host or a service can belong to more than one host group, therefore the total count may exceed the total number of hosts being monitored.

Headline legend

Name Description
Server URL Source URL accessible to the Netprobe from which the OP5 Monitor plugin calls the OP5 Monitor Filter API to get data from the OP5 Server.
   

Table legend

Name Description
Host Group Name of the host group.
Hosts Total Total number of hosts in the host group.
Hosts Up Number of hosts that are up in the host group.
Hosts Down Number of hosts that are down in the host group.

Hosts Pending

Number of hosts that are not yet checked in the host group.
Hosts Unreachable Number of hosts that are unreachable in the host group.
Services Total Total number of services that are associated with all the hosts in the host group.

Services Ok

Number of services that are associated with all the hosts in the host group and are in OK state.
Services Warning Number of services that are associated with all the hosts in the host group and are in WARN state.
Services Critical Number of services that are associated with all the hosts in the host group and are in CRIT state.
Services Unknown Number of services that are associated with all the hosts in the host group and are in UNKNOWN state.
Services Pending Number of services that are associated with all the hosts in the host group and are not yet checked.
   

Service Groups

Shows the service groups monitored by the OP5 Monitorserver. For each service group, the number of services under specific states are displayed.

Note: A host or a service can belong to more than one host group, therefore the total count may exceed the total number of hosts being monitored.

Headline legend

Name Description
Server URL Source URL accessible to the Netprobe from which the OP5 Monitor plugin calls the OP5 Monitor Filter API to get data from the OP5 Server.
   

Table legend

Name Description
Service Group Name of the service group.
Services Total Total number of services in the service group.

Services Ok

Number of services that are in OK state in the service group.
Services Warning Number of services that are in WARN state in the service group.
Services Critical Number of services that are in CRIT state in the service group.
Services Unknown Number of services that are in UNKNOWN state in the service group.
Services Pending Number of services that are not yet checked in the service group.
   

Summary

Headline legend

Name Description
Server URL Source URL accessible to the Netprobe from which the OP5 Monitor plugin calls the OP5 Monitor Filter API to get data from the OP5 Server.
   

 

Table legend

Name Description
Status Lists all possible status of the hosts and services.
Count Number of hosts or services under the specified state.
   

Unhandled Host Problems

Shows a list of hosts with problems that are not acknowledged. This is similar to the Unhandled Host Problems List View of OP5 MonitorUI.

For more information on OP5 Monitor list views, see List views in Introduction to monitoring hosts, services, and groups.

Headline legend

Name Description
Server URL Source URL accessible to the Netprobe from which the OP5 Monitor plugin calls the OP5 Monitor Filter API to get data from the OP5 Server.
   

Table legend

Name Description
Host Name Name of the host with an unhandled problem.
Alias Alias of the host name that is defined in the OP5 Monitor server.

State

Status of the host.

The possible values are:

  • down

  • unreachable

   

Unhandled Service Problems

Shows a list of services with problems that are not acknowledged. This is similar to the Unhandled Host Problems List View of OP5 Monitor UI.

For more information on OP5 Monitor list views, see List views in Introduction to monitoring hosts, services, and groups.

Headline legend

Name Description
Server URL Source URL accessible to the Netprobe from which the OP5 Monitor plugin calls the OP5 Monitor Filter API to get data from the OP5 Server.
   

Table legend

Name Description
Host Name | Service Name Name of the service with an unhandled problem. The column value includes the name of the host where the service is running in. Host name and service name are separated by |.

State

Status of the service.

The possible values are:

  • critical

  • unknown

  • warning

   

Run a command

The View Details in OP5 command can be accessed when you right-click a cell in the Metrics dataview. This command will open either one of the following pages in your default browser containing the details of the cell where the command was clicked on:

  • OP5 Monitor List view — this page will be opened if you execute the command from the Host Groups, Service Groups, and Summary dataviews.

    For example, if you right-click the cell for the Hosts Up and ESXi hosts v2 (ESXi hosts v2) host group in the dataview, then the OP5 Monitor List View page, which lists all the hosts that are up in the ESXi hosts v2 host group, will be opened in your browser.

    Active Console dataview:

    OP5 Monitor List View page:

  • Extinfo details page — this page will be opened if you execute the command from the Unhandled Host Problems, and Unhandled Service Problems dataviews.

    For example, if you right-click the state for the BONIFACIO | Host Configuration Issue in the dataview, then the Extinfo details page of the Host Configuration Issues service in the BONIFACIO host will be opened in your browser.

    Active Console dataview: 

    OP5 MonitorExtinfo details page:

Plugin configuration

Basic configuration

Field Description
Server url

Source URL accessible to the Netprobe from which the OP5 Monitor plugin calls the OP5 Monitor Filter API to get data from the OP5 Server.

Note: The OP5 Monitor plugin only supports HTTPS. Other protocols, such as HTTP and FTP, are not supported and result in an error if invoked.

Mandatory: Yes

Authentication

Authentication method to use. The OP5 Monitor plugin supports the following authentication types:

  • None — requires no authentication. This is the default setting.

  • Basic — requires basic authentication. If you choose this type, then you must provide a username and password.

Mandatory: No

Default: None

Show only service groups with problems

By default, only the service groups with problems will be displayed and counted in the Service Groups view.

If this setting is disabled, then all services monitored in the specified Server URL will be displayed and counted in the Service Groups view.

You can toggle between a checkbox (data) or a variable (var).

Mandatory: No

Default: Enabled

Show only host groups with problems

By default, only the host groups with problems will be displayed and counted in the Host Groups view.

If this setting is disabled, then all hosts monitored in the specified Server URL will be displayed and counted in the Host Groups view.

You can toggle between a checkbox (data) or a variable (var).

Mandatory: No

Default: Enabled

   

Advanced configuration

Field Description
Enable unhandled host problems view

Enables or disables the Unhandled Host Problems dataview on the Managed Entity.

You can toggle between a checkbox (data) or a variable (var).

Default: Enabled

Enable unhandled service problems view

Enables or disables the Unhandled Service Problems dataview on the Managed Entity.

You can toggle between a checkbox (data) or a variable (var).

Default: Enabled

OP5 Filter API Limit

Sets the limit of the number of objects returned by the OP5 Monitor Filter API in one call. This does not affect the number of objects displayed in the dataviews, but the performance of the OP5 Monitor plugin.

For example, if there are 3000 objects in a dataview and you configure this setting to 1000, then the OP5 Monitor plugin will call the OP5 Monitor API three times to display all the 3000 objects in the dataview.

Mandatory: No

Default: 1000

Timeout

Number of seconds the OP5 Monitor plugin waits for a response from the server URL.

If the server URL takes longer than the timeout value, then the OP5 Monitor plugin reports a timeout, and displays no data in the affected dataview.

You can toggle between entering a numerical value (data) or a variable (var).

Mandatory: No

Default value: 10