Author: Vishwanath S Patil

 

The new Dell OpenManage Plug-in version 1.0 for Nagios Core version 3.5.0 and later provides a relatively easy way for current or prospective Dell customers who use Nagios Core software to monitor Dell PowerEdge servers. The plug-in provides easy integration to the Nagios Core and monitors the Dell servers through an agent-free, out-of-band technology via Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller.

 

The plug-in equips IT administrators with the information necessary to make rapid yet informed decisions regarding their data center resources and helps to increase staff productivity by reducing unplanned downtime. This brings increased ease of use and continued investment protection for Nagios Core customers.

 

This release supports discovery and monitoring of 12th and later generation of Dell PowerEdge servers only. This plug-in provides capability to monitor server overall health, server component-level health and SNMP alerts generated from the devices. It also supports one-on-one iDRAC web console launch to perform further troubleshooting, configuration or management activities.

 

Key Dell OpenManage Plug-in Features:

 

Feature

Function

Benefit

Discovery and Monitoring

Discovers and Monitors Dell servers including component health (e.g. Physical disk, Virtual disk, Fan, Battery, NIC, Intrusion etc.) in Nagios Core Console

 

Enables monitoring the health of Dell servers periodically from a single interface for quicker fault detection and resolution

 

Event Monitoring

Monitor SNMP traps from supported devices

Enables monitoring the health of Dell servers as and when problem occurs.

Server Information

Provide basic server information including component-level details

Gives holistic view of server infrastructure and enables further troubleshooting and escalating to the support team

1:1 iDRAC Web Console Launch

Link and launch of one-to-one iDRAC console from Nagios

Enables further troubleshooting and one-to-one configuration, update, or management of Dell servers.


For more information, download links, and product documentation please visit the Dell OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios Core wiki page. We encourage you to continue this conversation in the OpenManage Connections for 3rd Party Console Integration Forum if you have any comments or other feedback.