How to Control Access Rights to Network Devices in Nectus

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In this article, we will show how to control the access rights to specific network devices visible in Nectus.

We will create a user group “Texas Admins” that have access only to specific subset of SNMP devices “Texas Network Devices” in Nectus database.

Step 1.  Create a custom SNMP device view “Texas Network Devices” in Inventory -> Views -> SNMP Device Views

Step 2. The SNMP Devices Views window opens. Click on Create.

Step 3. The Add SNMP Devices View window opens. Give the view a name “Texas Network Devices”.

Select desired devices in the window on the right (Available SNMP devices).

When all are selected, click on the Left Arrow key to move the selected devices from the Available window to the Selected window.

We selected nine devices.

Step 4. Selected devices move into the Selected SNMP Devices window. Click Save.


Step 5. Looking in the SNMP Devices Views window, we see that the view “Texas Network Devices” has been created and has nine devices.



Step 6. Create Admin User group “Texas Admins”  in Settings->  Admin Accounts




Step 7. Navigate to Settings Admin Accounts.


Step 8. The Admin Accounts window opens. Select User Groups, and click Create.


Step 9. The Add Users Group window opens. Enter the Group Name (Texas Admins), select the Access Right (Read Only), click Views.


Step 10. Select desired View “Texas Network Devices” that members  of this Admin group can see.


Step 11. Click OK.

Step 12.  Create User in “Texas Admins” Group.

Step 13. In the Admin Accounts window, click on User List and click Create.

Step 14. The Add User Account window opens.

Fill in the fields (First Name, Last Name, Email/Username).

Create and confirm password. Assign to group (Texas Admins). Click OK.



Step 15. In Admin Accounts window, verify that new user (Mike Fletcher) now appears with Group Texas Admins.


Step 16. In the Admin Accounts window, click User Groups and click on Texas Admins.

Verify the assigned view for SNMP Devices Views is Texas Network Devices.


Step 17. Logout and log back in as Mike Fletcher.


In the Inventory window under SNMP Devices you should only see the 9 devices assigned to “Texas Network Devices”.




How to configure HTTP Application monitoring in Nectus

How to configure HTTP Application monitoring in Nectus

Step 1: Login to Nectus portal. In the home page, click on Applications. Under Applications, we’ll get HTTP, TCP, UDP options.

Step2: First, right click on the HTTP and select on the Add Group.

Step 3: Now, provide unique Group name and check the Enable monitoring & Alerting options.

Click on Ok to create the new application group.

Step 4: Again, right click on the created group and select the Add New Application.

Step 5: Now, provide a valid URL, name, and select the appropriate group, distributed polling agent. Additionally, GPS latitude and longitude gets autogenerated from the given address.

Step 6: Next, click on the Metrics tab, then select the required metrics which has to be monitored. In our case, we are monitoring all the key metrics of HTTP application. Further, we can also edit the global alert template by clicking the Global Alert Template icon. Lastly, click Ok button to add new HTTP application.

Step 6(a): Set the alert template using available variables. Click on the Send Test Email to get the sample email with select subject and email body patterns. Then, click Ok button to apply and close the window.

Step 7: Now, let’s create the type of method [GET, PUT, POST, PATCH, etc.] to monitor in the added HTTP Application. Right click on the HTTP Application (User Info) -> Select HTTP Method

Step 8: Provide the unique and valid name, HTTP method with Path URL. Click on Test button to check

Step 8(a): We have got the Test Success message

Step 9: Next, right click on the created method and select View HTTP Method Info to get the performance information.

Step 10: This window provides the overall performance graphs and status of the URL method.

Step 11: To get the specific metrics graphs, Right click on created method -> Graphs -> Availability Graph, Connection Time Graph, etc.

Step 12: Graphical View based on the selected metrics.

Step 13: Alternatively, we can also enable the HTTP application monitoring metrics from Monitoring -> Application Monitoring Settings -> HTTP.

Congrats! We have successfully enabled the application monitoring for HTTP apps.