07-02-2013 10:17 PM
I've been investigating doing some proper monitoring of my PAN devices for a while - CACTI does the basics, and with some help from here I managed to make it work, but the results are less than sterling, to say the least.
I don't have the programming/scripting brains to write a decent plugin for Nagios, so I was a bit stumped.
Until I stumbled on Observium - http://http://www.observium.org/wiki/Main_Page
I just spent a couple of hours spinning up a VM to run this on, and it is, to be frank, completely AWESOME.
No templates. No plugins to make work. Just SNMP.
And it works for almost *everything* on my PA2020's (running 5.0.4 as of yesterday). CPU. Sessions. Interfaces. Fan Speeds. temperature. It reads (and graphs) the lot.
If you're looking for an alternative to Cacti or Nagios, then I heartily suggest you check Observium out. Note that you will either need some Linux knowledge or be a hot php programmer to port it to Windows - there is NO Windows support for running this application on - it *monitors* Windows servers just fine, you just can't run it on one.
07-10-2013 12:15 PM
Would anyone be interested in a Nagios plugin for Palo Alto? I have one written currently.
07-10-2013 12:54 PM
I would love to see the nagios plugin. Thanks for the observium tip!
08-04-2013 09:10 PM
I should add a comment to this.
While Observium does work pretty well with Palo Alto devices, the development team is run by an immature jerk.
If you install this, don't expect any kind of public support for it unless you walk the road of Ubuntu and do it exactly to his rule (and I use the word correctly) about how the world should be run.
I have to rescind my recommendation - make do with Cacti and Nagios, folks, because Observium isn't worth the agro of trying to get it to work properly and listening to the immature replies of the moron who leads the development team.
Sorry for giving people a bum steer, or false hope, if there is any,
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