Foglight NMS provides pre-defined monitors that collect key data for most of the common devices in a network. When you create a custom SNMP monitor, you can define any Object Identifier (OID) in order to monitor any SNMP device (regardless of the manufacturer or type of device). For example, you can monitor temperature on a switch, fan speed on a router, and battery status on a UPS. Custom SNMP monitors enable Foglight NMS to provide complete SNMP coverage on any network.
Foglight NMS has an extensive MIB database that determines the friendly name for each OID. Additionally, you can convert MIB values into the units of measurement that are most useful to you.
Custom SNMP monitors work just like the pre-defined monitors included with Foglight NMS. You can scheduled alerts that will notify you of the status of any SNMP monitor and automatically create tickets in a third-party PSA application, as well as create reports and graphs for any monitor.
Creating Custom Monitors in Your Product
There are several places in Foglight NMS where you can create a custom monitor, edit an existing one, or double-click a custom monitor to assign it to a policy.
From the Edit Policy window:
When you create a custom monitor for a policy, the custom monitor applies to all the devices in that policy.
From a device:
You can create a custom monitor that is specific to a device and applies only to that device.
From the Administration section:
The Custom Monitor Database is a central library for all custom SNMP monitors. You can create, edit, and delete custom monitors from this library. When you modify a custom monitor assigned to a global policy, that policy is updated.