Nagios WMI Proxy

This is a sketch article in which I want to do a brief description of how to install a Windows WMI proxy and do the checks via WMI in your windows network.

The WMI Proxy is basically a Windows Server / Workstation that has NRPE_NT or NSClient++ (you need to change a bit the configurations) installed and from which with an administrative user can do checks to the windows network via the WMI.

WMI is also used as a check for some other products including but not limited to: SCCM, SCOM, Spiceworks, etc.

The GroundWork team has made a small tutorial accessible as a PDF at this link:

http://kent.dl.sourceforge.net/project/gwmos/GWMCE%20-%20Plugins/WMI%201.3/WMI-agentless-plugins.pdf

You will also need the WMI Plug-ins (a collection of VBS scripts), that can be downloaded from here:

http://www.groundworkopensource.com/community/downloads/plugins-download.html

To check if the server has access to its WMI resources one must access in command prompt this program: wbemtest and connect to the WMI DB.

Good luck in setting your server,
Mihai

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