What is a Plugin Pack?
A Plugin Pack is a downloadable package containing a set of configuration templates that make it fast and easy to monitor your IT infrastructure. Applying a Plugin Pack is the easiest way to monitor a host. There is one plugin pack per type of monitored equipment (e.g. a Plugin Pack to monitor Linux servers, a Plugin Pack to monitor Windows servers, etc.).
Plugin Packs consist of 2 elements, which are installed separately:
A plugin that executes the monitoring commands from a poller. All plugins are already installed on your pollers.
A pack that contains commands, host templates and service templates. For each type of equipment, the templates determine which indicators will be monitored and set default warning and critical thresholds (these may be fine-tuned later on). If you want to use a pack, you must install it on the central server.
Some packs also contain discovery rules.
What do I need to do to be able to use a Plugin Pack?
Checking the monitoring procedure
Some Plugin Packs require extra configuration steps. Read the monitoring procedure for each installed pack
to understand the contents of the pack and to find out about any prerequisites. Go to page Configuration > Plugin Packs and click on the
i icon of each pack to access its documentation:
Installing the pack
You can access the Plugin Packs catalog on page Configuration > Plugin Packs:
To install a pack, hover over the icon with the mouse and click on the
You can also click on the Plugin Pack to display more details and click on the
Once the pack is installed, it has a green outline and a green check mark.
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During installation, some objects in the pack may not be installed. These objects are often additional configuration objects and are not required to deploy the configuration templates provided by the pack.
Most of the time, it is necessary to update your Centreon platform and then reinstall your pack.
In the following example, the "autodiscover" object is a discovery rule for the "Centreon Auto Discovery" module, but this one is only available for Centreon in 18.10.x version:
How do I use a Plugin Pack?
Apply a template from a plugin pack to a host or service to start monitoring them:
Create the host/the service, and in the Template(s) field, choose the template for the Plugin Pack you want.
Deploy the configuration. Your host or service is now monitored using the Plugin Pack.