Distribution and configuration of agents for NMS in a reasonable time
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
With this paper we intended to simplify deployment and management of monitoring agents for a Network Monitoring System. We found interest on the subject since the time consumed to deploy and manage agents was found to be very inefficient. During a lecture with the Swedish based company Op5 AB at the Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden, we presented the complex of problem. The lecturer showed great interest in a solution on the subject and we found it to be a great thesis subject for the Bachelor degree in Computer Science.
By the year of 2016 it is expected that the number of network connected devices will grow threefold, there will be four times as much IP traffic and the data storage demand will increase tenfold.  This growing demand will also affect the requirement on the Network Monitoring System and in turn the monitoring agents.
In this paper we created a baseline, which consisted of a timing regarding the time consumption for manual deployment, configuration and management of the monitoring agents. We also developed an automated way for deployment, configuration and management of monitoring agents by integrating a Content Management Software called Puppet, combined with several scripts. To simplify the management and deployment furthermore a widget was developed for Op5’s Web based User Interface called Ninja.
The developed solution was measured against the baseline and a result regarding time consumption was presented. The result fell into a discussion on the subject of automatization and the time savings that it may result in due to less frequent human errors and a less repetitive work processes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 35 p.
Network Monitoring System, Op5, Nagios, NMS, Content Management System, CMS, Puppet, System integration, Automatization, Deployment of agents, Management of agents
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-29518OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-29518DiVA: diva2:654875
Subject / course
Datavetenskap, kandidatprogram, 60 hp