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#----------------- Mysql -----------------------------------
The first task is to create a database, database user and create
the required tables.
* Connect to you mysql server, I connect with user root
mysql -u root -p
* Create new database , in this case I call it netharbour
* Create mysql user for this database and grant access to the new database
CREATE USER 'netharbour_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'pass123';
grant ALL on netharbour.* to 'netharbour_user'@'localhost';
* Login with the new mysql user
mysql -u netharbour_user -ppass123
* Change database to netharbour
mysql> use netharbour
Database changed
* Load database tables and base information into mysql
The file we will load is called netharbour.sql and has all the table
structures and required data such as for example the admin user.
The admin user password is also admin.
mysql> source netharbour.sql
* Verify with show tables if you see all tables:
mysql> show tables;
| Tables_in_netharbour |
| AAA_groups |
| AAA_users |
| AAA_users_groups |
| Dashboard_users |
| Dashboard_widgets |
| Device_types |
| Devices |
| L2_service_details |
| L3_service_details |
| Locations |
| Plugin_checks |
| Plugins |
| Plugins_plugin |
| Service_types |
| Services |
| Services_Interfaces |
| Updates |
| Users |
| accounting_profiles |
| accounting_profiles_files |
| accounting_reports |
| accounting_sources |
| contact_group_types |
| contact_groups |
| contact_types |
| contacts |
| control_ports |
| events |
| groups_contacts |
| interface_IPaddresses |
| interfaces |
| ipmanager_class |
| ipmanager_netblocks |
| ipmanager_tags |
| ipmanager_tags_netblock |
| ipmanager_vlans |
| ipmanager_vlans_tags |
| plugin_ChangeManager_Changes |
| plugin_ChangeManager_Components |
| plugin_SNMPPoller_devices |
| plugin_threshold |
| pop_location_types |
| pop_locations |
| pop_room_types |
| pop_rooms |
| properties |
| properties_user |
| secret_data |
| secret_data_groups |
| secret_data_history |
| secret_data_types |
| service_checks |
| service_checks_profiles |
| service_checks_profiles_checks |
| service_checks_reports |
| service_checks_template |
| user_aes |
57 rows in set (0.00 sec)
#----------------- Installing PHP Scripts ---------------------------------
* Now all mysql tasks are completed and we can start with the PHP pages.
Before we continue you need to make sure you have the required PHP modules. You
need the following modules: ldap, mysql and SimpleXML
You can test if you have these modules with 'php -m' , the output should look
like this
php -m| egrep -i 'ldap|SimpleXML|mysql'
*Only continue if you have all those 3 modules.*
If missing install with your package manager of choice, for example:
apt-get install php5-ldap
Other packages you will need are:
apt-get install php5-ldap rrdtool snmp libconfig-simple-perl libnet-snmp-perl
In this example we'll install the files in a directory called netharbour under the htdocs root directory.
cd /var/www
(or 'cd /var/www/html/' for Debian based distros)
tar -xvzf /home/netharbour/netharbour.tar.gz
* Change owner so that some of the scripts can run and write data
+in this case the scripts (see later on) will run as user netharbour.
chown -R netharbour netharbour/
chmod -R a+rx netharbour/
* Edit config files
vi config/cmdb.conf (in the directory you unpacked the code, say /var/www/netharbour/)
change the database information, for example:
db_name = netharbour
db_host = localhost
db_port = 3306
db_user = netharbour_user
db_pass = pass123
Most of the php code uses short_open_tag, so you'll need to enable that in your php.ini. On most ubuntu machines that can be changed in:
make sure short_open_tag is set to On:
short_open_tag = On
(note that in most php.ini files it's defined twice, make sure to update the last occurence as well).
After that restart apache: service apache2 reload
* Now point your browser to the correct url:
or better yet use SSL:
If you don't see the login screen, but instead just text then you probably don't have php short_open_tag enabled.
Most of the php code uses that, so you'll need to enable that in your php.ini. On most ubuntu machines that can be changed in:
make sure short_open_tag is set to On:
short_open_tag = On
After that restart apache: service apache2 reload
#----------------- SNMP Configuration --------------------------------
Since MIB's are not distributed with SNMP, we need to install the MIB Downloader, download the MIB's, and configure SNMP to load them
sudo apt-get install snmp-mibs-downloader
Once downloaded, run the mibs downloader:
sudo download-mibs
Now we need to edit the /etc/snmp/snmp.conf and change the following line:
mibs :
Unless otherwise modified, the snmp.conf file should be entirely commented out in a stock ubuntu install
#----------------- Web Configuration ---------------------------------
* Login as admin and change admin password
The default admin password is admin.
Once you're logged in, click on Administrator (the usernames fullname)
and click on 'change password' the change the default password.
* Configure paths
Now it's time to do some basic configuration. Click on 'configurations'. (top right)
There are several tabs, click on paths to add the correct paths to some of the required executables.
You can use the 'Auto Discover paths' feature to let php find the required paths.
If it can't find the required programs it will give a warning.
if you use debian or ubuntu you can install the requires tools with:
apt-get install rrdtool snmp
* Please note that RRDTOOL 1.4 or higher is required!!!!
This is because we use PERCENTNAN which was introduced in RRDTOOL 1.4
If your bit per seconds graphs don't work, but other graphs do work then please upgrade rrdtool!
* Change rrd directory
The rrd-dir is the directory where the rrd files are kept.
Make sure you change the default (/tmp/rrd-files/) to something else
I recommend to use $HTDOCS/netharbour/rrd-dir as the RRD Directory
in my case that would be:
Make sure you see the 'found' keywords for all paths. That indicates the paths are valid.
* Enable plugins
The CMDB has a plugin framework, now it's time to enable at least one plugin, the 'SNMP Poller'.
First Click on Refresh plugins (you might need to do this twice inititally).
Now you should see a number of default plugins.
The SNMP Poller plugin collects statistics from the devices and create the rrd files. Enable the SNMP Poller plugin by using the checkbox.
* Configure SNMP Poller plugin
Now you'll need to enable the devices you want the poller to poll.
You can do this by clicking on the configure link for the SNMP Poller in Plugins.
By default no devices are shown. This is because you'll need to add a device.
* Add device
Click on devices in the main top menu.
Select Tools> Add new device
add a device and make sure you also select a device location and device type. You can use the demo location en type to start.
* Configure SNMP Poller plugin
Now go back to configuration > Plugins and configure the SNMP Poller plugin.
#----------------- Install Plugin Dispatcher--------------------------------
* Install plugin dispatcher
All plugins are called from the plugin dispatcher.
This dispatcher is a perl plugin located in the perl directory of the netharbour software.
In my case: /var/www/netharbour/perl/
The script relies on the following perl modules:
If required, you can install those with (as root), however most systems have this installed already.
cpan -i DBI Config::Simple DBD::mysql
Now do a manual test to see if it works:
cd /var/www/netharbour/; ./perl/
You have to also make sure that the user that executes this script has the permissions to write to the RRD directory.
The apache server has to have permission to read those files.
Note that the script needs to start from the netharbour root directory, hence the cd first.
If that works than add this to the crontab, remember to change cd path!
0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * cd /var/www/netharbour/; ./perl/
#----------------- Enable Service check Dispatcher ---------------------------
The Event check dispatcher should run once a minutes.
It will only dispatch jobs that actually need to be ran at that time.
This can be configured per check in the web interface.
First try to run the dispatcher manually, from the netharbour root
If that works than add this to the crontab, remember to change cd path!
* * * * * cd /var/www/netharbour/; ./perl/
This script will call ./monpol.php for each check, you can run that to test as well. Each fork contains a monpol.php process
Please note that you can change the number of maximum device threads (forks) (how many devices do you want to poll at the same time),
as well as the total number of forks per devices. This can be changes in the /perl/ file
These are the defaults:
my $max_process = 10; # How many devices at the same time
my $max_process_per_device = 3; # how many threads per device
#----------------- Widgets--------------------------------
* Enable widgets
Widgets are plugins for on the dashboard. Users can enable or disable their own plugins.
The administrator has to enable some widgets first.
Go to configurations > Dashboard Widgets
click on Refresh Widgets, enable:
1) CMDB Status
2) Updates
3) Recent BGPmon Alerts (only if you're a user)
Now that the widgets are enabled, the users can enable them by clicking on their username in the top right corner.
Widgets can be organzized by dragging them around.
#----------------- LDAP--------------------------------
* LDAP Configuration
netharbour has support for LDAP authentication.
Do this only IF you wish to use ldap.
This can be configured under Configuration > LDAP
It's important that all fields are configured correctly.
It's possible to map LDAP groups to local groups. For example if you want to map all ldap users that are a member of ldap group 'engineering' to the local group 'admin' then you would add 'engineering' as 'LDAP Group' for the local group (Configuration > Group management) admin.
#------ Aggregated Graphs -------------------------
In the statistics menu there's a section called Aggregated Devices
This is where you can view aggregated graphs, i.e. multiple graphs stacked in
in one graph. This is useful for if you want to see multiple graphs in one
overview, for example all your transit providers in one graph.
To make use of this feature you'll need to edit the configuration file called
graph.conf in the config directory.
Below an example of how to add two stacked graphs.
The syntax is very important as this is actually a PHP hash (hash of hashes).
$aggregrated_graph_traffic = array(
"total transit Example "=>array(
"ISP1" => "/var/www/netharbour/var/rrd-files/deviceid3_ge-0-2-0.rrd",
"ISP2" => "/var/www/netharbour/var/rrd-files/deviceid3_ge-0-3-8.603.rrd",
"ISP3" => "/var/www/netharbour/var/rrd-files/deviceid9_ge-0-0-0.rrd"
"total client1 "=>array(
"client_location1" => "/var/www/netharbour/var/rrd-files/deviceid4_ge-0-2-0.rrd",
"client_location2" => "/var/www/netharbour/var/rrd-files/deviceid4_ge-0-3-8.603.rrd",
"clinet_location3" => "/var/www/netharbour/var/rrd-files/deviceid8_ge-0-0-0.rrd"
The names (ISP1, ISP2) are the names that show up in the RRD graph. These have to be one word, so use underscores to append multiples words.
The second parameter is the rrd location.
the name of the rrd file starts with the path to the rrd-files, then device $ID. You can see the the device id
by clicking on the device menu and see the url for ID=
followed by the interface name. Note that the 'special' characters such as the / are replaced by -
if you're not sure what the exact name is, just do an 'ls' in the rrd-files directory.