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Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in Version 3.0 for Nagios Core Installation Guide

Introduction to Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in Version 3.0 for Nagios Core

This guide provides 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 Core.

This plug-in provides capabilities to monitor Dell EMC devices in environments managed by Nagios Core. This plug-in gives you complete hardware-level visibility of Dell EMC devices, including overall and component-level health monitoring. The plug-in provides basic inventory information and event monitoring of Dell EMC devices. The plug-in also supports one-to-one web console launch of the supported Dell EMC devices for further troubleshooting, configuration, and management activities.

The Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in Version 3.0 for Nagios Core supports the following Dell EMC devices:
  • 12th and later generations of PowerEdge servers through the agent-free method by using Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller (LC)
  • OEM Servers
  • Datacenter Scalable Solutions (DSS)
  • Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) Platforms - Dell EMC VxRail, Dell EMC XC Series
  • PowerEdge FX2/FX2s chassis, PowerEdge VRTX chassis, and PowerEdge M1000e chassis
  • EqualLogic PS-Series Storage Arrays, PowerVault MD 34/38 Series Storage Arrays and Compellent SC-Series Storage Arrays
  • Dell EMC Network Switches

For more details on device support, see Support matrix in the “Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in Version 3.0 for Nagios Core User’s Guide.”

Table 1. Key featuresThe key features of this plug-in are as follows
Feature Functionality
Device Discovery

Discovers Dell EMC devices. Once the discovery is complete, host and service definitions are created for each device.

Discovering Dell EMC servers through iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller could be done either using SNMP or WSMan protocol or Redfish REST APIs.

Dell EMC storage and Dell EMC Network Switch discovery is supported using SNMP protocol.

Dell EMC chassis discovery is supported using WSMan protocol.

Device Information

Displays information about the discovered device such as Service Tag, Firmware Version, Device Name, Device Model, and so on after a device discovery is successful. You can view this information in the Hosts or the Services view in the Nagios Core console.

For more information about device services and their description, see Device Information in the Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in Version 3.0 for Nagios Core User’s Guide.
Monitor overall health of Dell EMC devices

Monitors the overall health of Dell EMC devices.

Component level health of Dell EMC devices

Monitors health of the Dell EMC device components such as Physical Disks, Power Supply, Temperature Probe and Voltage Probe and displays the information about the respective components.

For more information about Component level health of Dell EMC devices and their description, see Monitor Component Health of Dell EMC Devices in the Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in Version 3.0 for Nagios Core User’s Guide.
Monitor SNMP alerts

Monitors SNMP alerts for Dell EMC devices. This feature displays only the last received SNMP alert.

To view all received SNMP alerts navigate to Reports > Alerts > History in the Nagios Core console.

You can also view the Alert Knowledge Base (KB) information for the supported Dell EMC devices corresponding to an SNMP alert for faster troubleshooting of the respective alert.

For more information, see Knowledge Base (KB) messages for the generated alerts in the Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in Version 3.0 for Nagios Core User’s Guide.
Launching Dell EMC device specific consoles

Launches the respective Dell EMC one-to-one consoles to further troubleshoot and manage the supported Dell EMC devices.

Warranty information Monitors and displays the warranty information for the supported Dell EMC devices. For more information, see Warranty information for Dell EMC devices in the Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in Version 3.0 for Nagios Core User’s Guide.

This plug-in supports Nagios Core versions 3.5.0 and later.

Before installing Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in Version 3.0 for Nagios Core, download the latest documents from Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios Core for the latest information about this product.


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