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How to monitor windows machines without installing NSCLIENT

Postby listening723 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:42 am

Hi

Can anyone help me out. Can I monitor windows machines without installing NSCLIENT tool or any other third party tool. If yes, then can you explain me the procedure along with the configurations.

Helpers appreciated Thank you*
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Re: How to monitor windows machines without installing NSCLI

Postby jsmurphy » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:47 pm

I can't give you specific details considering I do use the agent, but there are several interfaces available to you... though they are all far more limited. You could enable active SNMP on all your windows hosts, you could configure SNMP traps on all your windows hosts or you could use check_wmi_plus.

It's probably worthwhile stating what monitoring you require on windows as that will most likely dictate the most appropriate stand-in for the client.
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Re: How to monitor windows machines without installing NSCLI

Postby Steffan » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:31 am

I only use SNMP to monitor remote hosts, this is a default service in windows, you just have to enable it :) google how to enable snmp and you will find a guide for sure..
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Re: How to monitor windows machines without installing NSCLI

Postby listening723 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:01 pm

I have already installed snmp service in host but do I need to make any changes in windows.cfg file.
For Example for nsclinet we use the following configuration

define service{
use generic-service
host_name ERMS8-HP
service_description NSClient++ Version
check_command check_nt!CLIENTVERSION

Do I need to change any lines in the above to monitor host using snmp.

And Do i need to install any pulgin in nagios to monitor hosts using snmp.
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Re: How to monitor windows machines without installing NSCLI

Postby Steffan » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:12 am

listening723 wrote:I have already installed snmp service in host but do I need to make any changes in windows.cfg file.
For Example for nsclinet we use the following configuration

define service{
use generic-service
host_name ERMS8-HP
service_description NSClient++ Version
check_command check_nt!CLIENTVERSION

Do I need to change any lines in the above to monitor host using snmp.

And Do i need to install any pulgin in nagios to monitor hosts using snmp.



Yes.
You need to set up a command that executes your snmp script, and then a service for binding that command to a host.
Please see nagios config guides for this, there are good tutorials on the web :)
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