Centreon Initial Setup

Tim Huerter
Senior Networking Consultant at S&L
The initial setup is pretty straightforward, because it's very easy to get it running. However, you have to spend some time with it to get it to life, because if you just set it up, it is empty. Therefore, you have to take care that there are some holes in it, and you need to monitor some things. This is back to my point about a better API for the future as an improvement. To get a basic view of your environment, it normally takes two to three days. However, if you want to go into detail, it depends how large your environment is: It could be hours or weeks. View full review »
Matan Moser
Project Manager, Cloud Services with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup was pretty easy. It's very similar to Nagios. The initial setup of Centreon is not difficult at all. We cleaned all our infrastructure and built Centreon from scratch, but we already knew what we were doing. For the deployment of an empty environment, it was very quick. It took a few days. The difficulties were on our side, making our specific checks and fitting them into the plug-ins, but that didn't have to do with Centreon. We had to go back and do some re-engineering. For us, it was easy. In terms of our strategy for restructuring, we had a lot of checks that were irrelevant, servers that were irrelevant, and checks that weren't written correctly. Our strategy was, first of all, to have the minimum number of checks needed; second, to have a naming convention; and third, wherever possible, to use a Centreon plug-in and not write our own. It took us a while because we had a lot to review. We have a lot of different applications with a lot of different checks. It was more of an in-house project of processes and procedures. We took advantage of the new Centreon to clean up everything and do it right. View full review »
Guillain Sanchez
Solution Architect - Open Technology Solution - Airbus Group BU at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The first setup was eight years ago and it was not very complex. We had an expert in Linux so it was not really a big issue, with ten years' experience in monitoring systems. There were no specific difficulties with it. View full review »
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Kadri Kalpus
Monitoring expert
It quite easy to set up. In the past, usually our admins would do it, but lately I have tried to do it myself, and I would say it's quite easy to put up. View full review »
Fabien Hochstrasser
Operation Team Engineering with 1,001-5,000 employees
We just installed the standard packages, then the rest was done via the GUI. So, it was good. View full review »
Disclyn Cyril
Product Manager - IT Project Manager at PROSERVIA
The implementation was very easy. View full review »
CEOCTObe66
CEO & CTO at a tech services company
When I started with Centreon, the initial setup was very difficult because they didn't package the product. But now, setup is very easy and we are able to deploy Centreon very quickly. View full review »
ITProjec4a84
IT Project Owner
To use Centreon is easy. To get it started is a lot of work, since it comes empty. We had to push information into it to make it work. View full review »
Stephen Davies
Chief Technology Officer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The setup was very simple. It's pretty much all automated. View full review »
Jake Lao
Global Operations Center Lead at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was straightforward, as the product is available in ISO image format, ready for deployment. Centreon also has a comprehensive guide and documentation that are simple and easy to follow. View full review »
GlobalOp1568
Global Operations Center Engineer at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was very simple and straightforward, including installation, adding of nodes, creating services, etc. View full review »
Viktor Muransky
Global IT Operations Manager
Each major upgrade is complex due to bugs. View full review »
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