Installation

Now you've got Opsview, getting up and running is simple. First, choose your preferred installation method. There are 4 main ways to install Opsview Monitor.

Download Pre-built Virtual Machines

The perfect way to experience Opsview Monitor if you're on a Windows system. We provide pre-built Virtual Machines for VMware and Hyper-V. This is the easiest and quickest way to deploy Opsview Monitor. They run on the Ubuntu Operating system and includes all of the packages and configurations for a complete setup of Opsview Monitor Trial and different Opsview Monitor Editions. Click to download.

Automated Installation for Linux Machines

The Opsview Monitor install script makes the process of installing from package repositories onto any of our supported Operating systems quick and easy. This is normally the best install option if you would prefer to use another Operating System to those used in our pre-built Virtual Machines or want to use physical hardware rather than a Virtual Machine. Click to find full instructions for using the Opsview Monitor automatic install script.

Deploy a Pre-Built Cloud Image

Opsview Monitor images are available for both the Amazon EC2 and Google Cloud Compute platforms. This is an ideal option if you want to quickly and easily fire up Opsview Monitor in the Cloud. The images run on the Ubuntu Operating system and include all of the packages and configurations for a complete setup of Opsview Monitor. Simply select your preferred Cloud provider from our Downloads page and follow the instructions here. Click to deploy cloud image.

Manual Install via Software Repositories

You can install packages directly from the Opsview repositories. This method is easy to set up but will require more configuration interaction than the scripted install. This is normally the best method for installing if you have any special requirements such as High Availability, Disaster Recovery or need to access the repositories in a special way. Click to find full instructions for accessing the Opsview Monitor repositories and installing the packages.

Adding hosts & Agents

After installing Opsview Monitor the next step is to add a host(s), you can also add agents if desired (however this is optional). Agents are available to download from opsview.com/agents

Adding a host is easy. Watch our simple tutorial below:
Installing an agent on Windows:
Installing an agent on Linux:
Download agents from Opsview Agents

Agentless Monitoring

If you want to use Opsview Monitor's Agentless Windows monitors you can do so with two different methods. Either:

  1. Create a standard Administrator Account OR
  2. Configure a restricted user that is only allowed access to standard user functions and WMI performance counters

For a complete guide please visit our Knowledge Center

Set up SNMP Polling

SNMP Polling is a great way to start collecting data. Watch our quick video to get started. You can find more information on SNMP Polling and traps including more advanced techniques at the links below:

Hashtags

Hashtags are a great way to get started breaking up host and services checks into logical groups.

To find out more and how to get started by harnessing the power of hashtags watch our introductory how to video. You can also find additional material at the links below.

BSM

Business Service Monitoring is one of the most useful features in Opsview Monitor. In essence Business Service Monitoring allows you to alert on the health of a service, rather than an individual servicecheck.


For example, if you have a database and a replica set up, the database service can still be considered OK if one of them fails, but CRITICAL if they both fail. This means you get a more accurate depiction of what is really at risk within your environment.

Reports & Graphing

Once you are collecting plenty of data you’re going to want to report and visualize it all to make sense. With Opsview we have handy reporting tools and the graph center to provide all you need.

Adding and creating a report is easy, watch:
Graphing is great to visualize your data. Find out how:

Going further

Now that you are all up and running with the fundamentals of Opsview Monitor you are ready to go. For additional assistance we've provided you with some of the mose useful links you can use below: