A Plugin Pack is a downloadable package containing a set of configuration templates that make it fast and easy to monitor your IT infrastructure.
The templates (commands, hosts and services templates) configure a monitoring plugin that actually executes the monitoring commands on a Centreon Poller. Plugins are not packaged with Plugin Packs and must be installed separately: this is explained in the monitoring procedure that comes with each Plugin Pack. Some Plugin Packs also require a Connector (e.g. AS400, VMWare) or an agent (e.g. Windows NRPE).
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.
Some Plugin Packs also contain discovery rules. Discovery rules instruct the Centreon discovery engine to fetch additional assets to be monitored. Host discovery rules will look for new hosts (e.g. EC2 assets on AWS, virtual machines on VMware) while Service discovery rules will look for new services (e.g. Disk Volumes or Ethernet Interfaces on a server).
Plugin Packs on your Centreon platform are managed by the Plugin Pack Manager user interface. Plugin Packs may be updated or new Plugin Packs may be added to the Centreon online library on a weekly basis. These are accessed from the Plugin Pack Manager.
To learn more about how to use Plugin Packs, refer to the Monitoring/Plugin Packs chapter of the documentation.
This chapter contains an up-to-date list of all Plugin Packs with their respective monitoring procedure. They are organized in 14 categories (Applications, Centreon, Cloud, Database, Hardware, Network, Operating System, Protocol, Sensor, Storage, ToIP-VoIP, UPS-PDU, Virtualization) and then listed alphabetically. The search function of your browser is your friend!
Here is a list of commonly used Plugin Packs:
- Linux SNMP
- Windows SNMP
- Windows NRPE/NSClient 0.5
- VMware virtual machines
- VMware ESX
- Cisco standard switches
- HP Procurve
- Oracle database
- Fortinet Fortigate
- Dell iDRAC
And a list of Plugin Packs with embedded Host Discovery providers: