Nagios XI windows monitoring through WMI WITHOUT plugin

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Nagios XI windows monitoring through WMI WITHOUT plugin

Postby Kush » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:01 am

Nagios XI windows monitoring through WMI WITHOUT plugin. Is that possible? I know it can be monitored with plugin. Can it also be done without plugin using WMI. We do so in other monitoring tools like ManageEngine Opmanager. Was wondering if the same is possible in Nagios XI?
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Re: Nagios XI windows monitoring through WMI WITHOUT plugin

Postby mcapra » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:23 am

Nagios checks results are retrieved either actively or passively.

Active checks are tied to some specific command/plugin execution. Passive checks are not.

So yes, you could perform WMI monitoring without a specific "plugin" passively. You can leverage an agent like NCPA or NSClient++ to perform the checks on the remote machine, then ship them back to Nagios.

But if you want to perform any sort of monitoring of WMI, a client of some form is going to be involved to handle the WMI communications and translate those into Nagios check results. I would imagine Opmanager has this exact same restriction, though their client may be embedded in the code itself.
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Re: Nagios XI windows monitoring through WMI WITHOUT plugin

Postby benjaminsmith » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:35 am

Thanks @mcapra!

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Re: Nagios XI windows monitoring through WMI WITHOUT plugin

Postby Kush » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:57 pm

Thanks all for their time and input. I greatly appreciate it. I think the thread can be locked.
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Re: Nagios XI windows monitoring through WMI WITHOUT plugin

Postby benjaminsmith » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:23 pm

Hi Kush,
Thanks all for their time and input. I greatly appreciate it. I think the thread can be locked.

Great. Closing.

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