Cacti Web Services Monitoring Plugin
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README.md

webseer

This is Cacti's Web Services monitoring plugin. This plugin allows you to add Web Site service monitoring to Cacti. You simply add service checks, the desired service check URL, and the expected response from it's interface, as well as any escallation required if a service check fails. The plugin records statistics about the connection to the website, it's response, and can alert when the status changes.

This plugin has existed for years, but up until this year, has never been made public. It can be an asset used to address some monitoring requirements for customers who not only monitor servers, but need to know that the Web Services on those servers are operating as expected.

This plugin, like many others, integrates with Cacti's Maintenance or 'maint' plugin so you can setup maintenance schedules so that known times when a service is going to be down can be configured so that escallation does not needlessly take place during maintenance periods.

Installation

To install the webseer plugin, simply copy the plugin_webseer directory to Cacti's plugins directory and rename it to simply 'webseer'. Once you have done this, goto Cacti's Plugin Management page, Install and Enable the webseer. Once this is complete, you can grant users permission to create service checks for various Web Sites and Services.

Bugs and Feature Enhancements

Bug and feature enhancements for the webseer plugin are handled in GitHub. If you find a first search the Cacti forums for a solution before creating an issue in GitHub.

ChangeLog

--- 0.1 ---

  • Initial public release