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OpenSMART agent now supports OS/390 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ulrich Herbst   
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 06:45

The actual OpenSMART agent version (in SVN - not released yet) does support OS/390


So, for now OpenSMART supports for agent platforms:

  • Linux
  • HP/UX
  • AIX
  • OS/390
  • Windows (with ActivePerl)
  • Windows (with Cygwin)
  • Solaris
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2011 06:52
OpenSMART 2.0 is released Print E-mail
Written by Holger Schultheiß   
Monday, 05 September 2011 12:54


OpenSMART 2.0 is released with many brand new features….

After 3 and a half year of development, more then 1000 svn commits, testing and bugfixing the opensmart developer team is proud to announce to Open Source/System Monitoring and Reporting Tool in version 2.0. Seven years had gone by since the first version of OpenSMART was released. Since there, many, many things have changed and improved. Let’s give you a small view about current features:




Notifications, rss feeds and pager alarms can be defined via regular expressions or based on filter definitions. User default filters can be used to give your customer a view for sub contracts or a SLA based overview for its IT services.

Of course, one of OpenSMART’s main goals is monitoring. With a couple of customizable views for administrators, service manager and for user help desks OpenSMART ships a wide range of flexible to use mechanism to organize or realtime IT business.


Filters can be used to generate deep customizable views which fits your business requirements. Further more, permissions or user rights can be granted on filters to create a multi tenancy monitoring and reporting platform.


New in OpenSMART 2.0: Use Image maps to illustrate your critical landscape with monitoring data. You are able fade filter states in background images.

This is a useful feature when drawing a quick picture of your network infrastructure, for example. But it’s also possible with infrastructure monitors, servers and application monitoring.


Simply configure your image maps with the OpenSMART web based configuration frontend. Multiple filters can be drawn on multiple image maps.



Reporting is the second key

feature of OpenSMART.


Profit on many pre defined reports

or generate your own,

customizable reporting charts.


OpenSMART cares about your information lifecycle management: Historical report data can be aggregated and purged after a retention period. In mid sized and large enterprise opensmart installations (with 300+ servers to report) this feature is a must for a working monitoring and reporting platform. OpenSMART offers ad-hoc reports for performance tuning and troubleshooting, also opensmart gives you a powerful framework to generate customer reports (called static reports).


Agent distribution


OpenSMARTs builtin software deployment for agents or addon monitors lets you easily manage your small-, mid- or enterprise sized OpenSMART installation. In case of new agent versions or bugfixes are released, you can distribute these versions on every monitored server through few mouse clicks without any manual action.

SLA Management


Define SLAs for availability of IT services based on key metrics of your monitored data. This can be done by definitions of service time an a debit availability (in percent). OpenSMART gives you the chance to define your SLAs separated by weekdays with a holiday schedule for exclusion. Further more, comment measured downtimes for customer reports and management summaries.


Asset management

Document your monitored servers and applications automaticaly by servdoc, a tightly integrated software in OpenSMART. The collection of asset and software configuration can be refreshed in configurable intervals.


Web based configuration

All OpenSMART server parts can be directly configured with a web interface. These lets you add / modify /delete notifications, filters, image maps, SLA definitions. Further more all user management tasks will be done by the config frontend.



powerful agent with central configuration deployment

OpenSMART comes along with more then 55 monitoring checks and the abiltity to embed Nagios plugins. A highlight of the shipped checks is the logfile adapter which lets you monitor every logfile and logfile type including the reporting function - everything can be configered by regular expressions.


OpenSMART server and client interacts only with http or https and can be configured to use proxy servers. This can be very useful in dmz's where a strict security policy rules the world...


Further more OpenSMART have a builtin configuration server which deploys as central instance every agent configuration to its monitoring agent. This makes it possible, to have global monitoring configuration policies - Because of that configuration of agents is a simple job for you, even with hundreds of servers!


For a complete overview of all OpenSMART features, look at the change log and the implemented checks.


....and the best is: It’s open source software – get it with community support for free. And if you need professional support, order it here: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ....

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 September 2011 06:00
OpenSMART Overview Print E-mail
Written by Ulrich Herbst   
Monday, 17 March 2008 11:00

If you have more than one server and you can't you afford outages
during work hours (and maybe: work hours means from 0:00 - 23:59h
each day), then you know the problem: You have to monitor your
servers, the software|application and maybe some jobs on the servers.

OpenSMART, Open (Source|System) Monitoring and Reporting Tool, can
do that for you.

OpenSMART is a rich featured monitoring and reporting tool, including:

  • easy to use web frontend
  • many predefined checks for application and system monitoring
  • abiltiy to monitor HA cluster applications
  • notification of administrators by email / SMS or anything else you can script
  • collection and ad-hoc reporting of many system figures like disk space or CPU consumption
  • many checks for application monitoring report their response time, too

OpenSMART saves its data (monitoring data and reporting data) in a database. This enables you to

  • get your SLA reporting data from your database
  • get your monthly/weekly/daily performance data from your database
  • do trend analyses with your response times


Last Updated on Thursday, 08 September 2011 06:01


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