Auto Discovery — This tool allows administrators to automatically coordinate network resources with GroundWork Monitor's configuration database, thereby relieving administrators from having to manage all of their host and service definitions manually.
Cloud Monitoring — Cloud Hub is a data collector agent specialized in gathering metrics from a variety of virtual environments and integrating them seamlessly into the GroundWork Monitor Enterprise system.
GDMA Monitoring — Using plugins that follow the same standard as Nagios, GDMA can execute service checks on the host where it is installed and/or other hosts, making it a flexible way to do distributed monitoring.
Nagios Monitoring — In GroundWork Monitor, the Configuration > Nagios Monitoring menu item, is devoted to configuring and managing Nagios monitored elements.
NSClient Monitoring — Microsoft Windows™ servers can be monitored directly from GroundWork servers using a variety of methods (SNMP for example, or with WMIC). A popular method is to use the check_nrpe plugin, and GroundWork Monitor 8 includes a set of plugins to use with this method.
SSH Monitoring — Secure Shell (SSH) provides encrypted terminal access to remote hosts, and also provides the ability for users to execute commands on the remote hosts. In simple terms, this means a user on one host can use SSH to execute commands on another host in the same basic manner as if those commands were being executed locally, with the extra benefit of having the commands and response data being exchanged across a secure communications channel.
TCG Connectors — The connection between GroundWork servers and monitoring data sources such as Nagios is facilitated by a new component called TCG, or the Transit Connection Generator (see https://github.com/gwos/tcg https://github.com/gwos/tcg). Based on the NATS project https://nats.io/, TCG allows the creation of resilient connections that automatically re-establish when broken, and buffers data to ensure a lossless stream of metrics. TCG is easy to configure, and flexible.
Syslog Monitoring — Syslog messages can be collected and classified according to the message text, to drive status for a syslog service on an originating host.
WMI Monitoring — This page reviews how to use WMI agentless plugins which is valid for use with any version of GroundWork Monitor.
WMIC Monitoring — When deciding how to monitor MS Windows servers, you have a few best-practices choices to make. You can install the GroundWork Distributed Monitoring Agent (GDMA), use the native MS Windows SNMP service, use another open source agent such as NSClient++ and NRPE, or you can use the native WMI calls, all of which will give you some form of detailed information on exactly what is happening on your Windows systems.
SNMP Traps with Telegraf — Telegraf is an open source monitoring agent. It runs as a Go program or in a container. It is an efficient agent with a large base of plugins for many sources, but has a lot of configuration options, and we consider our support for it an advanced feature. GroundWork supports monitoring resources with Telegraf, and the 1.21.2 version of Telegraf includes the GroundWork Output plugin which makes it easier to use with GroundWork servers (CE or EE).