hypermike
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Is ther a way in Hyperic 3.2 to have hyperic know a problem is a network pr

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Is there a way in Hyperic 3.2 open source to have hyperic know a problem is a network problem and NOT a problem with say availability for all the servers on that network. Im trying NOT to create a bunch of alerts that fire off due to a network problem and NOT a server problem. Is there any documentation on how to accomplish this ???? or is this type of
monitoring only available in the Enterprise version. ???
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excowboy
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In the HQ review guide, you'll find an example how to enable Monitoring of SNMP devices step by step:

http://download.hyperic.com/pdf/hq-trg-32.pdf


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laullon
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That happen in both versions.
Disable all alert when agent is down, or server can't connect with the agent, could be a good improve suggestion.
hypermike
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Yes . Come to think of it usually the agent always stays up so if the HYPERIC server cant talk
to the agent then there is a probable network problem .. But again is there a way to know
if it is a network problem and where the problem on the network is using HYPERIC and
maybe SNMP ???
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laullon
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Yes, by SNMP you can manage your network's hardware
hypermike
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Can you point me to some examples of hyperic using an agent on one system to monitor
via using snmp on another NON -hyperic system. . I dont know alot about snmp, except
that it monitor hardware and networks decently. I have set up a cisco box as a platform and can monitor its interfaces, Can I interface HYPERIC with a remote system's snmp to monitor that system for performance stats or availability. I cant install an agent on the network switch etc or a router or perhaps f5 balancing system, but could I monitor there performance or use
them in indicating a Network problem and NOt a server problem . I think snmp on a server
can learn about its surrounding network pieces. I was hoping that a hyperic agent on a system could use the functions of the snmp software on a remote system to help indicate
a server or network problem.
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hypermike
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Please see previous step question for continuing this forum question. Help setting
up snmp access to another system.
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excowboy
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In the HQ review guide, you'll find an example how to enable Monitoring of SNMP devices step by step:

http://download.hyperic.com/pdf/hq-trg-32.pdf


Mirko
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hypermike
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Yes I have seen that and used that to monitor a cisco box. But I was think in the area of
being able to do snmpwalk etc and discovering network connections etc that would have
Identify my network . Again trying to use snmp and hyperic to tell the difference between a
network problem and a server problem and NOT sending out many alerts that may be setup
for servers on the particular network that has a problem .
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excowboy
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Ah okay, now i understand. Nagios provides such a function which i's an option called "parent". But you still have do create dependencies manually. I don't think that Hyperic is capable of such a function right now and I think it' very difficult to discover dependencies automatically. Maybe the MAP function is one step in the right direction.

Mirko
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hypermike
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Yes Im trying to decide on hyperic or Zenoss to use. Hyperic is much easier to install and
start using and easy to configure with a good dashboard. However open soutrce Zenoss has roles and maping that use snmp to detect errors in the network . Im trying to see if I can do something similar in HYPERIC.
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