What is a Monitoring Connector?
A Monitoring Connector is a downloadable package containing a set of configuration templates that make it fast and easy to monitor your IT infrastructure. Applying a Monitoring Connector is the easiest way to monitor a host. There is one Monitoring Connector per type of monitored equipment (e.g. a Monitoring Connector to monitor Linux servers, a Monitoring Connector to monitor Windows servers, etc.).
Monitoring Connectors 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 Monitoring Connector?
Checking the monitoring procedure
Some Monitoring Connectors 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 > Monitoring Connector Manager and click the
i icon of each pack to access its documentation:
Installing the pack
You can access the Monitoring Connectors catalog on the Configuration > Monitoring Connector Manager page:
To install a pack, hover over the icon with the mouse and click the
You can also click the Monitoring Connector to display more details and click 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 version 18.10.x:
How do I use a Monitoring Connector?
Apply a template from a Monitoring Connector to a host or service to start monitoring it:
Create the host/the service, and in the Template(s) field, choose the template for the Monitoring Connector you want.
Deploy the configuration. Your host or service is now monitored using the Monitoring Connector.