Before you can begin using the Management Pack, you must create an adapter instance to identify the host from which the Management Pack will retrieve data.
- Click the Administration icon. In the right panel, the Solutions view will be displayed.
- Select Nagios from the Solutions list.
- Click the Configure icon. The Manage Solution window will appear.
Note: Click the Add icon above the Instance Namelist on the left to create multiple adapter instances.
In the Manage Solution window, enter the following information:
- Adapter Settings:
- Display Name: A name for this particular instance of the Management Pack
- Description: Optional, but it can be helpful to describe multiple instances of the Management Pack
- Basic Settings:
Host: Nagios XI hostname or IP addressNote: The Management Pack supports IPv4 and IPv6.
- Port: Default port is 443.
- Credential: Select the credential you created when Creating a Credential (Nagios XI), or you can create one now by clicking the Add icon.
- Advanced Settings:
- Collectors/Groups: Default Collector/Group is automatically selected. Click the drop-down menu if you want to run the collection on a different node.
- SSL Configuration: Default setting is No Verify (SSL enabled/certificate not verified); other choices include: No SSL (SSL disabled) and Verify (SSL enabled/certificate is verified). If you select Verify, you must add an SSL certificate to the vROps truststore. See: Adding an SSL Certificate to the vROps Truststore (Nagios XI).
Note: The SSL Configuration setting must match what your target system supports; otherwise, Test Connection may fail.
- Timeout: Allows a user to specify the amount of time to wait for each system request to return before the adapter moves on to the next request; default value is 30 seconds, but can be changed to address proven performance concerns.
- Services Whitelist: Comma-separated list of services to collect; if left blank, all services will be collected.
Note: A call is made for each service on a host. Depending on the number of services per host and the total number of hosts in your environment, the number of calls can multiply rapidly. To limit a large number of calls, which may bog down the system, you can add specific services to the Services Whitelist. Only services you call out on the whitelist above will have detailed metrics returned, but general metadata and relationships will be collected for all services, regardless of the whitelist. If the whitelist is set to 'None', no services will have detailed metrics collected. (See also: Customer Support's How to Verify if a Service Exists in Nagios knowledge article.)
- System Group: Inventory Explorer
Note: Once set up, system groups cannot be removed from a system, they must be manually deleted.
- Collect Events:True/False, True.
- Minimum Event Severity: Warning.
- Support Autodiscovery:True, False
- Adapter Settings:
- Test Connection Save Settings Close
What to do next
- To validate data collection, see: Validating Data Collection (Nagios XI).