With the straightforward plug-ins in SolarWinds® AppOptics™, understanding your Nagios metrics isn’t rocket science. Just follow the command lines in Python allowing you to set up a configuration file and restart your Snap Agent to get your plug-in up and running. A step-by-step guide for Nagios plug-in setup is available in the SolarWinds AppOptics user documents.
Native Nagios metrics can be difficult to locate, time-consuming to analyze, and challenging to manage with just a search bar. Setting up your Nagios plug-in with the SolarWinds Snap Agent allows you to communicate Nagios performance metrics to your AppOptics dashboard. This lets you analyze Nagios metrics from the same dashboard as your other AppOptics integrations and plug-ins.
When you leverage the Nagios plug-in for AppOptics, you can portray metrics in charts and a number of dashboards, such as the out-of-the-box, prepopulated dashboard included with the Nagios plug-in. Once you install Graphios (the Nagios graphical communication program) into your Nagios app with a pip command, you can transfer Nagios metrics to various scalable metrics analysis programs for intuitive, visual troubleshooting. Graphical analysis allows you to expand and streamline your monitoring with AppOptics.
Many businesses use one or more Nagios solutions to monitor Windows or Linux systems and applications using SNMP or logging. AppOptics allows you to integrate Nagios monitoring solutions with your other infrastructure and applications, so there’s no need to open Nagios and other programs separately to check the health of your network. Monitor everything from AppOptics to quickly assess the health of your critical systems at a high level and drill down into specific resources.
With custom metrics, you can add systems metrics, business metrics, or almost any type of information you can collect from a computer. You can easily add custom metrics to the ones AppOptics pulls in automatically from Nagios or from any other plug-in, and you can alert on them, customize dashboards capable of expanding your visibility beyond infrastructure and applications, and include business metrics or any others side by side in AppOptics.