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Nagios NCPA linux network counter check

Postby lobr1 » Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:34 pm


i am wondering if ther is any possibility to do the same on Linux like this metric on windows:

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/windowscounters/Network Interface(*)/Bytes Received/sec

to check the counters on all NICs on a machine without needing to define every by hand.

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with a wildcard or so?
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Re: Nagios NCPA linux network counter check

Postby JamesZimmerman » Fri May 06, 2022 7:03 am

Network devices, as in appliances like a Cisco firewall, in contrast to Windows/Linux hosts, usually support SNMP out of the box and that is normally suitable to monitor them adequately (perhaps in combination with SNMP traps). Also, you couldn't install an agent in most cases. There are SNMP plugins for Nagios.

Windows/Linux hosts, as pointed in some other comment, require something to provide monitoring. In Windows this can be WMI, which is built in (although it has its quirks- IIRC Microsoft's own monitoring solution didn't use WMI and used an NCPA-like agent when I looked at that). On Linux you can use ssh to invoke plugins without an agent, or other solutions like snmpd, but they also are not perfect. I'd recommend using a monitoring agent on Windows and omegleshagle Linux.
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