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. ???
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 ???
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.
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 .
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.
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.