Dear reader, 

ever wondered how you can expand the capabilities of your Network Monitoring software of choice? Previous week's focus has been two popular tools, PRTG and Zenoss and we have described how to add scripts or plugins to do just that..

Another issue discussed was risks when doing direct integration of Network Element MIBs to OSS tools. Although it appears as the sensible way to go, there are some pitfalls you should be aware of.

Finally, the main challenges of performance monitoring when done on complex LTE networks were discussed, focusing on real-time monitoring, dashboards and unified view.

Click below to read the detailed articles and have a nice week!

All the best,

Christos

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PRTG Script World

PRTG Script World is a library of free scripts - Extend PRTG features with the community help

PRTG has released the PRTG Script World that is accessible through the PRTG web site. The PRTG Script World is a collection of free useful scripts, plugins and add-ons for PRTG. They are written by Paessler employees and dedicated PRTG users around the world. It is an on-line collection that contains scripts but also links to 3rd party web sites …

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Zenoss launches ZenPack SDK

Zenoss launches ZenPack SDK to Extend Hybrid IT Monitoring

Zenoss announced the launch of its ZenPack SDK, a new portal that enables anyone to create plugins that extend the capabilities of the Zenoss platform. The ZenPack SDK targets to add agility to it's platform and make it easy for users to extend monitoring quickly to any business-critical device, application or services whether they’re on premises, in virtual environments or …

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4G LTE Performance Monitoring

4G LTE Cellular Networks - Performance Monitoring Complexity & What are the challenges affecting end-user's experience?

Carrier Service Providers (CSPs) are facing challenges stemming from the increased 4G LTE Performance Monitoring complexity. To address these challenges, many CSPs, especially Tier-1 and Tier-2 ones, are partnering with innovative performance monitoring software vendors & integrators. The biggest challenge a CSP faces is how to improve real-time visibility of the operational status of all of its networks and services given the complexity of …

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Nagios XI 5.4.0 Release

Reminder: Nagios XI 5.4.0 Release is a must-upgrade

 Nagios XI 5.4.0 Release, released in January 2017 addresses security and vulnerabilities. For those of you using Nagios, it is strongly recommended that you check that this release has been installed, and if not you install it now. According to Nagios web site, this release of Nagios XI includes the latest versions of Nagios Core and ndo2db and it fixes three …

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MIB integration risks

MIB integration risks when using umbrella OSS without deploying the vendor's own NMS

Most professionals working in the network design and NOC design of Carrier Service Providers (CSP) are frequently facing a dilemma. Should they implement a vendor's Element Manager (EMS) and integrate it to their OSS/NMS umbrella systems or should they directly manage the vendors devices from the umbrella OSS/NMS? Let's try to identify and analyze the MIB integration risks, and then …

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