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Nagios Business Process Intelligence (BPI)

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Compatible With
  • Nagios 3.x
  • Nagios XI
  • Nagios Fusion
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Nagios Business Process Intelligence is an advanced grouping tool that allows you to set more complex dependencies to determine groups states. Nagios BPI provides an interface to effectively view the 'real' state of the network. Rules for group states can be determined by the user, and parent-child relationships are easily identified when you need to 'drill down' on a problem. This tool can also be used in conjunction with a check plugin to allow for notifications through Nagios.
Demo Video

Documentation: Using The BPI Addon

To Upgrade on Nagios XI:
-IMPORTANT: Back up your bpi.conf file or you will lose all of your BPI Groups!.
cp /usr/local/nagiosxi/html/includes/components/nagiosbpi/bpi.conf /tmp/bpi.conf

- Follow the install instructions below
- Replace the default bpi.conf file with your existing copy
cp /tmp/bpi.conf /usr/local/nagiosxi/html/includes/components/nagiosbpi/bpi.conf

To Install on Nagios XI:
-Download the zip file, and use the Admin->Manage Components page to upload and install the component.

- Also see the BPI Wizard to create checks for your Business Processes.

To Install on Nagios Core:
Nagios BPI Community Edition

-Download to your /tmp directory and unzip the file, detailed instructions are in the INSTALL file.

To Monitor BPI Groups as a Service (Nagios Core):
- install the above check_bpi.php script to your plugins directory.
- Modify the include path in the check_bpi.php script to point to your api_tool.php file (located in your root nagiosbpi directory).
- USAGE: ./check_bpi.php (group_ID)

Nagios XI BPI Wizard:
Download The BPI Wizard

-Email me with feedback, support questions, or bugs. You can also post to the Nagios General Forum

Reviews (8)
bynishith, July 27, 2016
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This review rating is meant for Mr. Stecino only for providing nice way guidance to run Nagips BPI very well.

Below are the perfect steps:
* cd /tmp
* git clone git://git.code.sf.net/p/nagios/nagiosbpi nagios-nagiosbpi
* cd nagios-nagiosbpi
* cp -R nagiosbpi /usr/local/nagios/share
* *cd /usr/local/nagios/share/nagiosbpi
* mkdir /usr/local/nagios/share/nagiosbpi/tmp
* chmod o+rx config_functions functions images tmp
* chmod o+rxw tmp
* chmod +x set_bpi_perms.sh

Edit "/usr/local/nagios/share/nagiosbpi/constants.conf" as below:

CONFIGFILE= /usr/local/nagios/share/nagiosbpi/bpi.conf

##optional xml output of BPI group data. USE ABSOLUTE DIRECTORIES FOR ALL FILE LOCATIONS

Finally, open NagiosBPI:

bystecino, October 22, 2014
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
For those who had issues in installing the BPI follow this post on Nagios Forum

byjohnmoody1, October 8, 2013
The link above only provides the version 2 of BPI which is only compatible with Nagios XI. If we can't get a v2 for Core, can we at least get a link to the last version that worked with Nagios Core?
Owner's reply

Looks like that link may have been removed. I don't have access to the packaged zip anymore, but you can checkout the 1.3 version here. http://sourceforge.net/p/nagios/svn/HEAD/tree/nagiosbpi/

byfran.pastor, September 10, 2013
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
zip don't contains tmp dir, set_bpi_perms.sh file, constants.conf file...
I installed nagiosbpi in the past and it worked perfectly. Now it seems that the INSTALL file is outdated. Can not install.
byronator, July 25, 2013
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
This review is considering the installation and documentation Nagios Core only.

This might be a great Add-On but I have to rate it as very poor because there is no such file set_bpi_perms.sh as mentioned in the INSTALL file.

I consider this really poor. As a work-around, it would have been nice to know what permissions/privileges are needed so one could do it manually.

Right now I'm only guessing (like chown nagios:www-data) and guessing is rarely good when reliably mapping business processes into Nagios.

If I get it running manually I might change the rating.
bydamn-86, June 12, 2013
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Is there still any development in this tool?
bycverbiest, January 11, 2011
14 of 15 people found this review helpful
Easy to install. Easy to configure. Nice overview.
Disable iexplore compatibility mode or use Firefox or Chrome

One drawback I found is that failure of a non essential service causes a critical state for the group if it is the only non essential service. I would prefer if failure of non essential services would cause a warning state.
byCheng, November 24, 2010
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
Field-aligned will be better