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Creating New Device Monitoring Groups and Profiles

Network device monitoring in Nectus  is controlled by device monitoring groups and associated monitoring profiles. There are two default monitoring groups: “Default Monitoring Group” and “No Monitoring Group” By default all devices are automatically assigned to Default Monitoring Group where all basic monitoring metric are enabled. “No Monitoring Group” is used as a parking place […]

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Nectus SAML Integration

  Step 1: Log in to the Nectus Portal and go to Settings > General Settings > SAML Integration. Step 2: In the SAML Integration Modal, under the General tab, provide the Entity ID, SSO URL and SLO URL, Certificate, Organization URL and API token. Refer to SAML provider documentation on how to generate Certificate […]

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How to Manually Add Device Classification for Unknown Devices

How to Manually Add Device Classification for Unknown Devices Step 1: Nectus maintains internal device classification database where each device is assigned a major platform category and a device model name. Classification is associated with device SNMP Platform OID: (.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.2.0) Classification database is updated daily and support for new devices included in every Nectus update. […]

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Controlling Nectus Database Size Growth with Data Retention Rules

Controlling Nectus Database Size with Data Retention Rules   Step 1: Login to Nectus portal and go to Monitoring 🡪 Global Monitoring Settings option. Step 2: Go to the “Data Retention” tab in the Monitoring Settings modal. It shows retention settings in days for each monitoring metric. Further, it also shows the current database size […]

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How to Generate Alerts Based on SNMP Traps

Generating Alerts Based on SNMP Traps Step 1: Login to the Nectus portal, go to the Logs -> SNMP Traps.     Step 2: You will see two Tabs “SNMP Traps” and “SNMP Trap OID Alerts”. “SNMP Traps” Tab contain list of all the SNMP Traps received by Nectus server from all the network devices. […]

How to Monitor Windows Services with Nectus

How to Monitor Windows Services with Nectus Quick Start Guide Step 1: Login to the Nectus portal, Add the WMI Account for accessing the Windows Servers. Go to Settings -> General Settings -> WMI Integration. Click on the Add button in the WMI Integration Modal.   Step 2: Provide Windows Domain/Server information with user credentials […]

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How to use Nectus API Interface

How to use Nectus API Interface Quick Start Guide Step 1: Log in to Nectus Portal. On the home page, select General Settings -> Miscellaneous.       Step 2: Next, we have to generate a new client ID and client secret for creating the token. Go to API Accounts and click on Create.   […]

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How to Add and Configure IP Monitors

Step 1: Login to Nectus portal. Then, click on IP Monitors. Step 2: Right Click on IP Monitors and select Add Group to create a new monitoring group. Step 3: Provide a unique name to the group and check the “Enable monitoring” option. If monitoring requires custom ICMP monitoring timers then select optional Custom ICMP […]

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How to Perform Nectus Software Upgrade

  Step 1. Download latest Nectus release from Nectus Support Portal (https://support.nectus5.com)     Step 2.    Unzip Nectus distribution archive Nectus xxxxx.zip to any folder on Nectus Server.   For upgrade you should have two files:     Step 3. Right-click on “Nectus Setup” and select “Run as administrator”.       Step 4. […]