Plugin Pack management

Plugin Packs are managed through the web interface using the Centreon Configuration > Plugin Packs menu:

Note

By default, the installed Plugin Packs are visible at top of the list. The Plugin Packs are sorted by the following criteria: Available Update, Installed, Not Installed

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Each Plugin Pack displays the following information:

  • Pack name
  • Pack version
  • Pack status (usually Stable but can also show other values when the pack is being tested or has been deprecated)
  • Description of available indicators
  • Available actions in the Plugin Pack: Install, Update, Delete
  • Relevant documentation on deployment

Note

To view the description of a Plugin Pack, click on the corresponding icon.

Plugin Pack content catalog

Centreon EMS/Centreon EPP

The Centreon Plugin Packs Manager module allows you to view the catalog after installing the ‘centreon-pack’ RPM packs. We recommend for you to install all the packs on the central Centreon server for access to the full pack catalog.

Note

Remember to update the RPM packs regularly for new features and enhancements.

Centreon IMP

The central Centreon server has internet access allowing the module to connect automatically to the Centreon IMP platform and download the catalog. The full catalog can then be displayed along with the available updates.

The Centreon IMP catalog is divided into three sub-catalogs:

  • Standard catalog: available with Centreon Web 2.8 installation.
  • Free catalog: available with the creation of a Centreon IMP “discovery” account, once the Centreon platform is linked online.
  • Full catalog: available with a paid Centreon IMP online subscription.

Note

Depending on your Centreon IMP profile, certain Plugin Packs are dimmed when not accessible.

Search filters

There are currently over 150 Plugin Packs in our catalog. New Plugin Packs are added regularly to adapt to IT trends and requirements. Search filters have been provided to help you locate a specific Plugin Pack:

  • by keyword for a Plugin Pack name or description.
  • by category of IT domains.
  • by pack status.
  • by timestamp of pack update.

Plugin Pack status

Four statuses are available:

  • Stable: indicates that the pack configuration was tested by the Centreon team in a production environment.
  • Experimental: indicates that the pack configuration was tested by Centreon team internally and the pack can be deployed in a customer production environment.
  • Development: indicates on-going development, awaiting feedback from customers regarding their platform.
  • Deprecated: indicates an obsolete pack that should be replaced. Generally, this is due to a protocol change oversight.

Note

Sometimes packs are replaced in the course of their lifecycle. A pack may be labeled as deprecated in the pack list. It is the customer’s responsibility to perform regular updates, since a pack may no longer be functional within a few months of being marked depreciated.

Monitoring deployment procedure

Once you install the pack, an icon appears that allows you to open a new tab in your browser indicating the prerequisites to deploy monitoring.