Support for Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI

Support for Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI


Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI

Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI

  • Comprehensive hardware-level visibility
  • Agent-free PowerEdge server management
  • Component-level health monitoring

The Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI provides a proactive approach to data center management that delivers features for monitoring Dell EMC PowerEdge servers through an agent-free method using Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller technology, Modular infrastructure, Storage and Networking devices in the Nagios console. With this plug-in, users have comprehensive hardware-level visibility of PowerEdge servers, modular infrastructure, storage and networking devices including overall and component-level health monitoring for quicker fault detection and resolution. Learn more about Dell EMC + Nagios >


Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI

Features & Benefits of OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI

Benefits

  • Protect existing investment in Nagios XI product to easily integrate and monitor Dell EMC servers, modular infrastructure and storage within data center infrastructure
  • Improve operational efficiency and flexibility in managing large heterogeneous data center environment
  • Increase productivity by reducing time to maintain, monitor and troubleshoot any issue in server infrastructure
  • Make informed and rapid decisions impacting the availability of data center resources

Features

  • Detailed System information including deep Component-level inventory details
  • Monitor Overall Health including Component-level health of all supported Dell EMC platforms and devices
  • Provide Warranty Information and Monitoring of the supported Dell EMC platforms and devices
  • SNMP alerts monitoring for all the supported Dell EMC platforms and devices
  • View Alert Knowledge Base (KB) information corresponding to a SNMP alert for faster troubleshooting
  • Launch the following 1:1 and 1:Many web consoles from Nagios XI to perform further troubleshooting, configuration, or management activities:
    • iDRAC web console - for PowerEdge and HCI platforms
    • OpenManage Enterprise Modular and Chassis Management Controller (CMC) Console for modular enclosures
    • PS Series (EqualLogic) Group Manager Console
    • SC, SCv and FS Series (Compellent) Enterprise Manager Console

Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI

Enhancements to Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI

Dell EMC is constantly improving Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI.

New Features in Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI 3.0

  • Agent-free monitoring support current Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with iDRAC9.
  • iDRAC Redfish REST API support for discovery, inventory and monitoring of PowerEdge Server platforms
  • Agent-free discovery, inventory and monitoring of Dell EMC Hyper-Converged Infrastructure platforms including VxRail and Nutanix XC-Series
  • Support for discovery, inventory and monitoring of Dell EMC Networking switches: C-Series, S-Series, N-Series, Z-Series and Blade IO (MIOA/MXL for M1000e, FN-IOM/FN-IOA for FX2/FX2s)

Improvements

  • Simplified Plug-in installation and deployment by removing multiple dependencies on open source components and Perl modules
  • Improved and faster discovery, inventory and service checks with the new Plug-In architecture completely re-written in Python
  • Enhanced Host and Service checks
  • Enhanced H/W warranty monitoring for all supported devices

Refer to the Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in Version 3.0 for Nagios XI Release Notes for the complete list of enhancements as well as limitations, fixed issues and known issues.

View the list of prior enhancements

Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI 1.0

  • An automated and guided Dell EMC Configuration Wizard for discovery and monitoring configuration for following Dell devices:
    • Dell EMC PowerEdge 12th and later generation of servers
    • Dell EMC PowerEdge M1000e, VRTX, and FX2/FX2s modular infrastructure
    • EqualLogic PS-Series Storage Arrays
    • Compellent SC-Series Storage Arrays
    • PowerVault MD 34/38 Series Storage Arrays
  • Provide basic System information including Component-level details of the following Dell devices:
    • Dell EMC PowerEdge 12th and later generation of servers
    • Dell EMC PowerEdge M1000e, VRTX, and FX2/FX2s modular infrastructure
    • EqualLogic PS-Series Storage Arrays
    • Compellent SC-Series Storage Arrays
    • PowerVault MD 34/38 Storage Arrays
  • Monitor Overall Health including health of the following components of the supported Dell devices:
    • CPU, Memory, Physical Disk, Virtual Disk, Controller, Fan, Power Supply, Battery, Temperature Probe, Voltage Probe, Network Device, SD Card, Amperage Probe, Intrusion and FC NIC of the Dell PowerEdge Servers
    • Power Supply, Fan, I/O, Slot, and KVM of the supported Dell chassis
    • Enclosure, Controller, Physical Disk, and Virtual Disk of Dell PowerEdge VRTX Chassis
    • PCIe of Dell PowerEdge VRTX and PowerEdge FX2/FX2s chassis
    • Member Physical Disk, Storage Pool, and Group Volume of Dell EqualLogic PS-Series Storage Arrays
    • Physical Disk and Volume of Dell Compellent Storage Arrays
  • Provide Warranty information of the supported Dell devices and alert based on days remaining for warranty expiration
  • SNMP alerts monitoring from all the supported Dell devices
  • View Alert Knowledge Base (KB) information of the following Dell devices corresponding to a SNMP alert for faster troubleshooting:
    • 12th and later generations of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers
    • Dell EMC PowerEdge M1000e, VRTX, and FX2/FX2s modular inrastructure
    • EqualLogic PS-Series Storage Arrays
  • Launch the following 1:1 and 1:Many web consoles from Nagios XI to perform further troubleshooting, configuration, or management activities:
    • iDRAC web console for PowerEdge Servers and HCI (VxRail, XC-Series) compute nodes
    • Chassis Management Controller (CMC) Console for M1000e, VRTX and FX2/FX2s
    • EqualLogic Group Manager Console for PS-Series Storage Arrays
    • Compellent Enterprise Manager Console for SC-Series Storage Arrays

Refer to the Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in Version 1.0 for Nagios XI Release Notes for the complete list of enhancements as well as limitations, fixed issues and known issues.


Licensing for Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI

Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI is free.


Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise

Download and install of Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI

Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI is an extension to Nagios XI version 5.4.11 or later. Additionally, prerequisite requirements include:

  • OpenManage Python Software Development Kit (OMSDK) version 1.1.268 or later.
  • Python version 2.7.5 and above or 3.6.3 and above are installed.
  • Python Argparse module is installed.
  • Python Netaddr module is instslled.
  • (Optional) Java version 1.6 or later is installed to view Dell EMC warranty information.
  • (Optional) SNMP Trap Translator (SNMPTT) version 1.3 or later is installed to receive SNMP alerts. It is recommended to use the latest version.
Refer to the Dell OpenManage Plug-in Version 3.0 for Nagios XI Installation Guide for additional information about the software requirements, system requirements, and the steps to install, upgrade, and uninstall the Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in Version 3.0 for Nagios XI.

OMSDK is available as a standard python package in pypi.org. You can install OMSDK using pip. Download OMSDK >
  • To install OMSDK package version 1.1.268 or later. It is recommended to use the latest version. Run the following commands:
    1. pip install omsdk==1.2.370
    2. pip install omdrivers==1.2.370
  • To upgrade the OMSDK package, run the following commands:
    1. pip install omsdk --upgrade
    2. pip install omdrivers --upgrade
  • To uninstall the OMSDK package, run the following commands:
    1. pip uninstall omsdk
    2. pip uninstall omdrivers
  1. Download OpenManage Plug-In Version 3.0 for Nagios XI gnu zip file. Download Dell_EMC_OpenManage_Plugin_v3.0_Nagios_XI_A00.tar.gz >
  2. Extract the downloaded file by running the command: tar -zxvf Dell_EMC_OpenManage_Plugin_v3.0_Nagios_XI_A00.tar.gz. The following folder and files are extracted:
    • Dell_EMC_OM_NagiosXI_monitoring_wizard.zip file
    • Dell_EMC_OM_Plugin_3_0_For_NagiosXI_IG.pdf file
    • Dell_EMC_OM_Plugin_3_0_For_NagiosXI_ReadMe.txt file
    • license_en.txt file
    • Upgrade folder
  3. Login to Nagios XI console with your credentials. The Nagios XI home page is displayed.
  4. Click the Admin tab.
  5. In the left pane, under System Extensions, click Manage Config Wizards. The Manage Configuration Wizards page is displayed.
  6. In the Upload a Wizard menu, click Browse. The File Upload window is displayed.
  7. Navigate to the location of the extracted contents of the Dell_EMC_OpenManage_Plugin_v3.0_Nagios_XI_A00.tar.gz file, select the Dell_EMC_OM_NagiosXI_monitoring_wizard.zip file and click Open.
  8. Click the Upload & Install button. The Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI is successfully installed and is displayed under the Wizard Information menu along with its copyright and version information.
Upgrading to OpenManage Plug-In Version 3.0 for Nagios Core from version 1.0
  1. Download OpenManage Plug-In Version 3.0 for Nagios XI gnu zip file. Download Dell_EMC_OpenManage_Plugin_v3.0_Nagios_XI_A00.tar.gz >
  2. Extract the downloaded file by running the command: tar -zxvf Dell_EMC_OpenManage_Plugin_v3.0_Nagios_XI_A00.tar.gz. The following folder and files are extracted:
    • Dell_EMC_OM_NagiosXI_monitoring_wizard.zip file
    • Dell_EMC_OM_Plugin_3_0_For_NagiosXI_IG.pdf file
    • Dell_EMC_OM_Plugin_3_0_For_NagiosXI_ReadMe.txt file
    • license_en.txt file
    • Upgrade folder
  3. Delete Dell OpenManage Plug-in Version 1.0 by following the below steps:
    • Login to the Nagios XI console with your credentials. The Nagios XI home page is displayed.
    • Click the Admin Tab.
    • In the left pane, under System Extensions, click Manage Config Wizards. The Manage Configuration Wizards page is displayed.
    • Locate the Dell Plug-in under Wizard Information and click the Delete button under Actions, to uninstall the Dell OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI wizard. The Dell OpenManage Plug-in is successfully uninstalled from your system.
  4. Install the Dell Nagios XI Plug-In Version 3.0 by the following the below steps:
    • Login to Nagios XI console with your credentials. The Nagios XI home page is displayed.
    • Click the Admin tab.
    • In the left pane, under System Extensions, click Manage Config Wizards. The Manage Configuration Wizards page is displayed.
    • In the Upload a Wizard menu, click Browse. The File Upload window is displayed.
    • Navigate to the location of the extracted contents of the Dell_EMC_OpenManage_Plugin_v3.0_Nagios_XI_A00.tar.gz file, select the Dell_EMC_OM_NagiosXI_monitoring_wizard.zip file and click Open.
    • Click the Upload & Install button. The Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI is successfully installed and is displayed under the Wizard Information menu along with its copyright and version information.
  5. Navigate to Upgrade folder and run the command: sh Upgrade.sh <DBPassword> <DBName>
    Running Database script will change the previously discovered service names to new service names. Upgrade is supported only if the database is in the same management node.
  6. Rediscover the devices.
    Dell EMC OpenManage plug-in Version 3.0 is the next upgrade version of Dell OpenManage plug-in Version 1.0. No intermediate versions available.
After successfully installing the Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI version 3.0, you may optionally perform the steps below based on monitoring requirements:
  • Configuring alerts or event traps, monitoring SNMP traps is an optional prerequisite. To configure SNMPTT to receive SNMP alerts, perform the following steps:
    1. Navigate to cd <NagiosXI installed path>/html/includes/configwizards/Dell_EMC_OM_NagiosXI_monitoring_wizard/plugins and run the following command: ./postinstall.sh trap The default location for Nagios XI is /usr/local/nagiosxi.
    2. Provide the path where the snmptt.ini file is installed and then press ENTER. Alternatively, you can press Enter to continue with the default file path, /etc/snmp/snmptt.ini.
    3. Provide the path where trap configuration files are installed and then press ENTER to continue. Alternatively, you can press Enter to continue with the default file path, '/usr/local/nagios/libexec'.
    4. Restart the SNMPTT services by running the following command: service snmptt restart
  • Configuring Knowledge Base articles, knowledge base (KB) articles are associated with alerts or events generated by the discovered Dell EMC devices. To be able to view KB articles in the Nagios XI console, you must configure it:
    1. Navigate to cd <NagiosXI installed path>/html/includes/configwizards/Dell_EMC_OM_NagiosXI_monitoring_wizard/plugins and run the following command: ./postinstall.sh dellkb The default location for Nagios XI is /usr/local/nagiosxi.
  • Configuring Nagios XI installed in non default path, By default, Nagios is installed to the /usr/local/nagios/ If you have installed Nagios XI in a non default path, then, perform the following steps:
    1. Navigate to cd <NagiosXI installed path>/html/includes/configwizards/Dell_EMC_OM_NagiosXI_monitoring_wizard/plugins and run the following command: ./postinstall.sh nagiosinstallpath
    2. Provide the path where the submit_check_result.sh script file is installed and then press ENTER.
    3. Restart the SNMPTT services by running the following command: service snmptt restart

Resources for Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI

About Nagios

Nagios is a powerful IT management system and IT monitoring software suite that enables organizations to identify and resolve IT infrastructure problems before they affect critical business processes. For additional details on the Dell EMC + Nagios innovative integrations, Learn more about Dell EMC + Nagios >

Community

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  • boards to post questions and answers
  • blogs to read and comment on articles
  • idea exchanges to improve products and vote for ideas that other community members have posted
  • and more...

Documentation

Refer to Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in v3.0 for Nagios XI Documentation for the latest documentation.

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Last Date Modified: 01/29/2020 10:52 AM


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