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Dell OpenManage Plug-in Version 1.0 for Nagios Core User’s Guide

Introduction to Dell OpenManage Plug-in Version 1.0 for Nagios Core

This guide provides information about using the Dell OpenManage Plug-in Version 1.0 for Nagios Core and its various features such as discovering, monitoring, launching consoles, and troubleshooting of the supported Dell devices. The guide also provides details of the supported Dell devices and frequently asked questions by the customer.

The Dell OpenManage Plug-in Version 1.0 for Nagios Core provides capabilities to monitor 12th and later generations of Dell PowerEdge servers in the data center through an agent-free, out-of-band method using Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller (LC).

This plug-in provides features as mentioned in Table 1.

Table 1. Key features
Feature Functionality
Device Discovery

Discovers 12th and later generations of Dell PowerEdge servers through iDRAC with LC using the agent-free method of monitoring. Once the discovery is complete, host and service definitions are created for each device.

You can opt for either SNMP or WS-MAN protocol for device discovery based on your requirement.

Device Information

Displays information about the discovered device (service tag, server model, iDRAC firmware version, hostname, operating system name, operating system version, and so on) and its components (Fully Qualified Device Descriptor, 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 the device information provided by the Plug-in, see Device Information.
Monitor overall health of Dell devices

Monitors the overall health of Dell devices in a scheduled or periodic manner.

Component level health of Dell devices

Monitors the health of server components (physical drives, virtual drives, fans, battery, server intrusion status, server network device status, and so on) and displays information about the Dell device component status at scheduled time intervals.

Monitor SNMP alerts

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

Launching iDRAC console

Launches the respective iDRAC console to further troubleshoot and manage the supported Dell devices.


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