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Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI Featured

Current Version
3.0
Last Release Date
2018-04-20
Compatible With
  • Nagios XI
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This is an Official Plug-In developed and supported by Dell EMC for Nagios XI that provides capabilities to monitor 12th and later generations of Dell PowerEdge Servers through an Agent-Free, Out-of-Band method using Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller as well as monitor Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (VxRail, Nutanix XC-Series), Modular Infrastructure (M1000e, VRTX, FX2/FX2s), Storage (Compellent SC-Series, EqualLogic PS-Series, PowerVault MD-Series) and Networking (MIOA/MXL for M1000e, FN-IOM/FN-IOA for FX2/FX2s, C, S, N and Z-Series switches) devices from the Nagios XI console.

Overview

Dell EMC OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI provides capabilities for monitoring 12th and later generations of Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers through an Agent-Free method (i.e. no OMSA agent required to be running on PowerEdge servers) using Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller (LC), Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (VxRail, Nutanix XC-Series), Modular Infrastructure (M1000e, VRTX, FX2/FX2s), Storage (Compellent SC-Series, EqualLogic PS-Series, PowerVault MD-Series), and Networking (MIOA/MXL, FN-IOM/FN-IOA, C, S, N and Z-Series switches) devices directly from within the Nagios XI console. With this plug-in, customers have comprehensive hardware-level visibility of Dell PowerEdge Servers, HCI Compute Nodes, Modular Infrastructure, Stoage and Networking including overall and component-level health monitoring for quicker fault detection and resolution.

What is new in Version 3.0?

  • Agent-free monitoring support for new generation (14G) of Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers platforms – R640, R740, R740xd, R940, C6420, R440, R540, T440, T640, M640, FC640, C4140, and AMD EPYC™ Platforms (R6415, R7415, R7425)
  • iDRAC Redfish REST API support for discovery, inventory and monitoring of PowerEdge Server platforms
  • Agent-free discovery, inventory and monitoring of Dell EMC Hyper-Converged Infrastructure platforms - VxRail™ and Nutanix XC-Series
  • Support for discovery, inventory and monitoring of Dell EMC Networking switches - C-Series, S-Series, N-Series, Z-Series, and Blade IO (MIOA/MXL for M1000e, FN-IOM/FN-IOA for FX2/FX2s)
  • Simplified Plug-in installation and deployment by removing multiple dependencies on open source components and Perl modules
  • Improved and faster discovery, inventory and service checks with the new Plug-In architecture completely re-written in Python
  • Enhanced Host and Service checks
  • Enhanced H/W warranty monitoring for all supported devices

Supported Platforms & Devices

Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers Dell EMC Modular Infrastructure Dell EMC Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Dell EMC Storage Arrays Dell EMC Networking
  • 12th and later generations of PowerEdge Servers
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge M1000e
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge VRTX
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge FX2 / FX2s
  • VxRail
  • Nutanix XC-Series
  • Dell EMC Compellent Storage Arrays
  • Dell EMC EqualLogic PS-Series Storage Arrays
  • Dell EMC PowerVault MD 34/38 Series Storage Arrays
  • Blade I/O - MIOA/MXL for M1000e, FN-IOM/FN-IOA for FX2/FX2s
  • C-Series
  • S-Series
  • N-Series
  • Z-Series

Supported Protocols

Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers Dell EMC Modular Infrastructure Dell EMC Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Dell EMC Storage Arrays Dell EMC Networking
  • RedFish REST APIs
  • WS-Management (WS-MAN) – Default protocol
  • SNMP v1, SNMP v2c
  • WS-Management (WS-MAN) – Default protocol
  • RedFish REST APIs
  • WS-Management (WS-MAN) – Default protocol
  • SNMP v1, SNMP v2c
  • SNMP v1, v2c – Default protocol
  • SNMP v1, v2c – Default protocol

Supported OS Platforms

Whilst Dell OpenManage Plug-In for Nagios XI is officially supported on RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) OS platform, it can be deployed on any flavor of Linux OS distribution that runs Nagios XI. However, support for CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian and other such non-officially supported OS is provided via the community forums.

Installation Steps

Dell OpenManage Plug-In for Nagios XI can be installed on any of the Linux OS distros. Please refer to the Installation Guide bundled with the Dell OM Plugin zipper tar-ball. Also, please refer to the following technical articles on getting the pre-requisites and plugin installed on respective Linux OS distributions:

What are the Key Features?

  • An Automated and Guided Dell Configuration Wizard for GUI based configuration of discovery and monitoring parameters
  • Detailed System information including deep Component-level inventory details
  • Monitor Overall Health including Component-level health of all supported Dell platforms and devices
  • Provide Warranty Information and Monitoring of the supported Dell platforms and devices
  • SNMP alerts monitoring for all the supported Dell platforms and devices
  • View Alert Knowledge Base (KB) information corresponding to a SNMP alert for faster troubleshooting
  • Launch the following 1:1 and 1:Many web consoles from Nagios XI to perform further troubleshooting, configuration, or management activities:
    • Dell iDRAC web console
    • Dell Chassis Management Controller (CMC) Console
    • Dell EqualLogic Group Manager Console
    • Dell Compellent Storage Manager Console

Component Monitoring Details

Using the Dell OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI, you can easily monitor the following basic and detailed services for the overall and component level inventory and health status of supported dell platforms and devices.

For more details on the following service checks and associated attributes, please refer to the Dell OpenManage Plug-In for Nagios XI User’s Guide at dell.com/support/manuals

Dell PowerEdge Servers Component Monitoring Details:

Basic Services Detailed Services
  • Overall Health Status
  • Server Information:
    • FQDN
    • Model Name
    • Device Type (iDRAC7 or iDRAC8)
    • Service Tag
    • Product Type (Monolithic or Modular)
    • Chassis Tag
    • iDRAC Firmware Version
    • OS Name
    • OS Version
    • iDRAC URL
  • Server Traps
  • Physical Disk
  • Virtual Disk
  • Fan
  • Battery
  • Intrusion
  • Network Device
  • Voltage Probes
  • RAID Controller
  • Amperage Probes
  • CPU
  • Power Supply
  • Temperature Probes
  • SD Cards
  • Fibre Channel NIC
  • Warranty Information

Dell Modular Infrastructure Component Monitoring Details:

Basic Services Detailed Services
  • Overall Health Status
  • Chassis Information
    • Chassis Name
    • Model Name
    • Service Tag
    • CMC Firmware Version
    • CMC URL
  • Chassis Traps
  • Fan
  • Chassis Slot
  • I/O Module
  • Power Supply
  • KVM
  • Warranty Information
  • Enclosure (VRTX only)
  • RAID Controller (VRTX only)
  • Physical Disk (VRTX only)
  • Virtual Disk (VRTX only)
  • PCIe (VRTX & FX2/FX2s only)

Dell Storage Arrays Component Monitoring Details

Basic Services Detailed Services
Dell Compellent Storage Arrays
  • Overall Health Status
  • Compellent Management IP Information:
    • Storage Name
    • Firmware Version
    • Primary & Secondary Controller Name
    • Primary & Secondary Controller Model
    • Primary & Secondary Controller Service Tag
    • Primary & Secondary Controller IP
    • Compellent URL
  • Compellent Controller IP Information:
    • Controller Name
    • Model Name
    • Service Tag
    • Compellent URL
    • Primary Controller
  • Compellent Storage Array Traps
  • Physical Disk status
  • Volume status
  • Warranty Information
Dell EqualLogic PS-Series Storage Arrays
  • Overall Health Status
  • EqualLogic Group information:
    • Group Name
    • Group URL
    • Member Count
    • Volume Count
  • EqualLogic Member information:
    • Member Name
    • Product Family
    • Model Name
    • Service Tag
    • Firmware Version
    • Chassis Type
    • Disk Count
    • Capacity (GB)
    • Free Space (GB)
    • RAID Policy
    • RAID Status
    • Group Name
    • Group IP
    • Storage Pool
  • EqualLogic Storage Traps
  • Physical Disk status
  • Volume status
  • Group Storage Pool information
  • Warranty Information
Dell PowerVault MD 34/38 Series Storage Arrays
  • Overall Health Status
  • PowerVault MD Information
  • PowerVault MD Traps
  • Warranty Information

Dell TechCenter Community Forum

We encourage you to use the following Dell Tech Center Community Forum for Open Discussion, Q&A, New Feature Ideas and Collaboration on OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios Core and Nagios XI:

Related Documentation

  1. Please refer to Dell TechCenter Wiki Page for OpenManage Plug-In for Nagios XI for product documentation, technical briefs, white papers and videos.
  2. It is highly recommended to refer to following documentation available on the Dell support website at Dell.com/support/manual. On the manuals page, click on “Software & Security > Enterprise Systems Management > Dell OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI” and then click the appropriate product link to access the following documents:
    1. Dell OpenManage Plug-in Version 1.0 For Nagios XI Installation Guide
    2. Dell OpenManage Plug-in Version 1.0 For Nagios XI User’s Guide
  3. To contact Dell technical support or customer service issues visit www.dell.com/support