Introduction to Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in Version 2.1 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 2.1 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
The Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in Version 2.1 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)
- Datacenter Scalable Solutions (DSS)
- Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) Platforms - Dell EMC VxRailTM, 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 Storage Arrays
For more details on device support, see Support matrix
in the “Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in Version 2.1 for Nagios Core User’s
Table 1. Key featuresThe key features of this plug-in are as follows
Discovers Dell EMC devices. Once the
discovery is complete, host and service definitions are created for
To discover Dell EMC servers through iDRAC
with Lifecycle Controller, you can opt for either SNMP or WSMan protocol.
However, Dell EMC storage is discovered using SNMP protocol and Dell EMC chassis
is discovered using WSMan protocol.
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 2.1 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 2.1 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 in the Nagios Core console.
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 2.1 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.
||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 2.1 for Nagios Core User’s Guide.
This plug-in supports Nagios Core versions 3.5.0 and
Before installing Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in Version
2.1 for Nagios Core, download the latest documents from Dell.com/omconnectionsEnterpriseSystemsManagement or Dell.com/openmanagemanuals for the latest information
about this product.