IT is complex and consist of many different elements. As the system evolves over the time, it is hard to rely on a single vendor. We understand that the best way would be connecting services in the way that works well even if each part comes from a different vendor.
This trend becomes more important in cloud times where we perceive the computing as multiple dislocated.
Each integration needs a defining its profile where usualy you need to add API key/token for the external system.
This simple notification can send a proper notification to the external system.
Because these systems send data to NetCrunch you have to create API key for the integration to use it to send a message back to NetCrunch. The URL to send data into NetCrunch will look like as follows
NetCrunch can accept messages from:
The export feature takes all the hassle of writing code to access data API.
The exporter will get trend data from NetCrunch server trend data and push to designated SQL database. It can help you to create a custom report or custom data analysis.
You can set exporting trends to be scheduled periodically. In order to this you have to go to
Tools > Options > General and enabled
Advanced Options. Then you will be able to enable trend export and configure the schedule.
You can also export data on demand for quick analysis
In both cases, you have to use right click menu and select
NetCrunch allows you to forward all received traps and syslog messages to another monitoring program. This way reduces configuration hassle as you need to configure sending traps only to NetCrunch.
The program also allows you to forward SNMPv3 notification, but this requires a profile to be set.
You can enable this option in program
Tools > Options.
NetCrunnch offers ODBC driver to access SQL event database. because NetCrunch works as the system process you need to create system DSN top access the database,
NetCrunhch send SNMP trap as the response for an alert. In such case, you might need MIB modules to let other NMS understand all alert parameters.
This function is available from the top menu
Atlas > Export NetCrunch SNMP MIB.
You have to export the MIB after adding any new alert definitions to NetCrunch.
It is possible to upstream live NetCrunch data to big data (Cassandra, Splunk) or cloud databases. The project is currently in the research and development phase.
Let us know if you are interested in beta testing.