Terms and Definitions

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OpenNMS Terms and Definitions

inspired by http://www.adventuresinoss.com/?p=1874

  • Node - a physical or virtual entity performing interesting functions
  • Monitoring - periodically evaluating polling or collection data to determine status or health of a node or groups of nodes
  • Remote Polling - polling from a non-centralized location. example: polling all nodes within the remote end of a vpn or behind a firewall using a light-weight distributed polling engine that reports status to a centralized NMS, see http://www.opennms.org/wiki/Remote_Poller
  • Remote Monitoring - polling a centralized system from a remote location (or locations). example: multiple remote sites monitoring the status of a centralized NMS system, or "checking your stuff from the interwebs"