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GroundWork Monitor System Administrator Training – August 2018

August 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 8 AM - 2 PM PST

In Part I of GroundWork Monitor System Administrator training, users will learn about GroundWork Monitor’s open architecture, product capabilities and portal applications. Users will be guided on how to prepare to monitor, install GroundWork Monitor, and review the basics of portal administration. After installation, learn how to run a system discovery using Auto Discovery, take a detailed look at the configuration tool Monarch, learn about the use of monitoring plugins, and practice performing a backup and recovery. To register, go to our GroundWork Monitor Training page.

  • Introduction to GroundWork Open Source and the GroundWork Monitor Platform
  • Preparing to Monitor and Installing GroundWork Monitor 7.2.0
  • Managing System Users
  • Integrating Network Devices using Auto Discovery
  • Configuration using Monarch
  • Tracking Activity with Audit Log
  • Utilizing Monitoring Plugins
  • Backing Up and Restoring


Part II focuses on various monitoring methods including SSH, agent monitoring with GDMA, Windows monitoring with WMI, and network graphing using Cacti. Users will learn about monitoring with SNMP Traps and how to add trap forwarding from any SNMP enabled device to your GroundWork Monitor system as well as produce alarms and notifications from traps as they arrive. We take a look at SNMP Polling and how to set up monitoring for status and availability and apply one of many available service profiles. Users are guided with the set up syslog message monitoring so that specific messages from IT devices are captured, and in the GroundWork Cloud Hub module take a look at deployment, the management of monitoring profiles for virtual environments, and the metrics gathered.

  • Monitoring with SSH
  • Monitoring with GDMA
  • Monitoring Windows with WMI
  • Monitoring with SNMP Traps
  • Monitoring with SNMP Polling
  • Monitoring with Cacti
  • Monitoring with Syslog-ng
  • Monitoring with GroundWork Cloud Hub
  • Configuring Notifications and Managing Downtime


In this third part we learn about visualizing and managing the configured monitoring data. This section digs into the various monitoring data management tools including system Dashboards, Status, Event Console, Views, Dashboards, and Business Service Monitoring, which help managers get quick answers and helps operators find explanations. The new GroundWork GrafBridge feature integrates Grafana and InfluxDB, along with the GroundWork Data Source making it easy to select the individual hostgroups, servicegroups, hosts, and services, to deliver exceptional performance graphs through interactive dashboards.

  • Creating and Viewing Real-time Dashboards
  • Building Performance Data Dashboards using Grafana
  • Managing Monitoring Data with Status
  • Creating and Viewing Custom Groups
  • Managing Devices with Black List
  • Navigating the Event Console
  • Visualizing your Network using Views
  • Measuring and Monitoring using BSM