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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 […]


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.   […]


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 […]


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. […]

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 & […]


How to install additional polling agent

Step 1: Login to Nectus Portal in the home page. Select Settings -> Global Monitoring Settings. Step 2: Next, select Distributed Agents to get the list of configured agents. Click on Create button to create a new poller agent. ] Step 3: Now, provide a valid and unique name to the agent. Here, the Distributed […]

How to enable VMware Monitoring in Nectus

Enable Monitoring of VMware Using Nectus Step 1. Navigate to Settings → General Settings → VMware VCenter Integration . Step 2. VMware – vCenters window opens. Step 3. Left-click Create New Group. Step 4. The Add VCenter Group window opens. Step 5. Name the Group (MyvCenter). Check Enable Monitoring. Click OK. Step 6. Group Name […]

How to Enable Meraki API Integration in Nectus

How to Enable Meraki Integration in Nectus Obtain the Meraki API key. Follow the procedure in the Meraki document to generate the API key. The document may be found at https://documentation.meraki.com. Keep this key secure. The key is an alphanumeric string of 40 characters. Sample API key: fffc2def3g34345mn7888u8wz9565b0cde Enable Meraki integration in Nectus. Step 1. […]

How to discover/add a single device in Nectus (1.64.xx)

How to discover/add a single device in Nectus Step 1 In the main window, click on “Tools”, and in the drop-down box, select “Manual Network Discovery” Step 2 The Discovery Start Window opens Step 3 In the Discovery Start Window, change “Full Discovery” to “Partial Discovery”. Step 4 Enter IP address and click “Start” Step […]


NetFlow Configuration Examples for Cisco Routers

Catalyst 4500 Series Switch IOS NetFlow Configuration ——————————————————————- switch(config)# ip flow ingress switch(config)# ip flow ingress infer-fields switch(config)# ip flow-export destination <Nectus IP address> 2055 switch(config)# ip flow-export source Loopback0 switch(config)# ip flow-export version 9 switch(config)# ip flow-cache timeout active 1 switch(config)# ip flow-cache timeout inactive 15 Cisco 3800 Series Router NetFlow Configuration —————————- Step […]

Configuring VMware monitoring

Nectus release 1.60 includes with a new VMware monitoring module. Nectus can monitor following VMware infrastructure elements: vCenter servers ESX Hosts Datastores Virtual Machines Nectus can monitor and alert on following  metrics for all elements: ICMP Availability and Latency CPU utilization RAM utilization Storage free space availabilty Disk Read/Write rates Disk I/O Transactions rate Disk […]


How to install SSL Certificate for Nectus GUI

This guide explains how to generate the CSR code and install a commercial SSL certificate for Windows Apache so that you could access your Nectus GUI page securely via HTTPS. It assumes that during Nectus installation, you selected the default location which is C:\Program Files\Nectus. If you installed Nectus in a different folder, make sure […]


Configuring Linux Monitoring in Nectus

Configuring Linux Monitoring in Nectus Nectus Server 1.55 adds feature to monitor some system parameters on hosts running Linux. Enabling this feature for your infrastructure requires two steps: Configuring of Nectus Server; Installing and configuring of Nectus remote agents on target Linux machines. This guide describes steps for Nectus Server configs. Installing and configuring of […]