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Deploy and Activate Opsview 6.2

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Deploy Opsview on Linux, VM or EC2

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Monitor 25 hosts with your FREE Opsview activation key


After you have activated Opsview, you can login with username: admin and password: initial.

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Install the Opsview Agent

Most hosts require an agent to be installed to connect with Opsview. All agents listed here are fully compatible with the latest release of Opsview.
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Get Opsview Mobile

Setup push notifications and start triaging issues wherever you are using our mobile app for iOS or Android.
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Extend with Opspacks

Opspacks let you monitor AWS, Azure, Docker, OpenStack, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, and hundreds of other technologies without the need for time consuming configuration or development. Many Opspacks come pre-installed in Opsview and we're adding more all the time. Visit our Opspacks page for the latest releases.
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Automate with Puppet, Chef or Ansible

Any newly added host will automatically be monitored by Opsview. Download our Puppet module, Chef Recipe and Ansible module.

 

 

FAQs

Opsview 6 will ensure your IT monitoring meets the challenges of cloud-scale computing whilst retaining 100% compatibility with your existing Nagios plugins, host template customizations and service desks integrations.

We have built a completely new backend architecture leveraging new, highly performant technologies to dramatically improve speed, performance and scalability. Specifically, Opsview 6 provides the following benefits:

  • Increased results processing and throughput by utilizing parallel processes with processing now up to 10x faster than comparable 5.4 systems
  • Improved resilience and scalability, through the ability to run multiple processes in parallel and decoupling processes using a message queue
  • Improved recovery speed from network failures
  • Improved self-monitoring as Opsview 6 can monitor its own distributed components and provide data about load, performance and health metrics of Opsview itself

For more details on the benefits of Opsview 6 read the release blog.

Opsview 6 is a fully tested release that we are supporting for use in production environments however we strongly recommend that you read the release notes before you commence installation.

Installation and migration instructions for the 6 release can be found on our Knowledge Center.

There are three different ways to download Opsview - which method suits you best will depend upon your environment: There are two different methods to download Opsview - which method suits you best will depend upon your environment:

  1. Pre-Built Virtual Machine and AMI Image
  2. Automated Installation
Visit our Knowledge Center for additional help in how to choose the download method that’s right for you.
To trial Opsview download the software and activate your Free Plan. You can monitor up to 25 hosts free forever with 60-day trial access after activation to our premium features such as reporting and network analyzer. When you're ready to upgrade, visit our store to purchase an SMB Plan or contact sales team to discuss your Opsview Cloud options.
To use Opsview, you will need to purchase an Opsview subscription plan. A subscription plan consists of one of more licenses which enable features in Opsview for a specific amount of time.

To activate Opsview and add a subscription plan, you will need a Software Key. You will receive your Software Key by email when you purchase your Opsview subscription or take out a Free Plan.

For more details about our Subscription Plans visit our plans page.
For detailed instructions on how to install your software license visit our Knowledge Center.
The truth is you don’t need to install Opsview Mobile on your cell phone, but we highly recommend it. Many of our customers and Free Plan users find the Opsview Mobile the fastest way to triage alerts as they appear.

Visit our Knowledge Center for instructions on how to setup push notifications for the Opsview Mobile.
We offer web-based training courses for all our customers and on-site training for Cloud, Enterprise and MSP customers. Remote and on-site professional services are available to all our customers. More details can be found here or you can contact us.
Once you’ve install Opsview and activated your installation, check on the ‘Extend, Scale & Automate’ tab for suggestions on how to take Opsview to the next level.

Why will I need to use the Opsview Agent?

Opsview supports the use of monitoring agents to gather data from remote devices. The most common types of monitoring agents used with Opsview are SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) and NRPE (Nagios Remote Plugin Executor).
Get more details on Opsview Agents
Within large organizations where there are large numbers of devices to monitor, or in a distributed datacenter that can span continents, countries or cities, a single Opsview server can get bogged down trying to process all the necessary device checks. As a result, it may fall behind leading to delayed checks and notifications.

Also, networks that make use of secured zones or firewall rules to segregate devices and services should not have that security compromised by having to open significant numbers of ports to enable monitoring. Adding Opsview Collectors to the monitoring hierarchy can help to spread the load and reduce latency, as well as reduce network administration issues by ensuring that all devices can be adequately monitored. Get more details on Opsview Collectors
Nothing. Opsview Collector is the new name for Opsview Slave.
Opsview’s Puppet, Ansible and Chef modules allow you to create and modify Opsview objects using Opsview’s REST API. They’re an advanced capability. More information on the Opsview REST API.
Think of an Opspack as a plugin or integration. Opspacks are written by Opsview engineers and also Community members enabling you to monitor any and all technologies; whether existing or emerging. We support over 3500 plugins, Service Checks and much more. This makes it easy to monitor everything from Docker and VMware to Apache, Amazon Web Services, Hyper-V and many more technologies. Take a look at our whole list on our Opspacks page.

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