Everything you need to know about Office 365 Monitoring
Do you know everything about Office 365 Monitoring?
Microsoft Office 365 Monitoring (Known as Office 365)
Pandora FMS is a proactive, advanced and flexible monitoring tool which is also easy-to-configure according to each business and their needs. It can be integrated into all the needs of servers, network computers and terminals. Besides, in a world where the cloud has taken more prominence, it can also monitor its services or computers.
In this article, we will focus on Office 365 monitoring from Pandora FMS using the module available in the Enterprise library.
What is Office 365?
Microsoft 365, also known as Office 365, is the tool conceived by the giant Microsoft that allows you to create, access and share documents online with different users in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, among others. To that end, you only need to have access to the Internet and have OneDrive of course.
Microsoft 365 offers different packages, depending on the size of your company or the number of users who will make use of these services. In addition, users may choose between three types of packages: for private use, for businesses or for students or teachers. Each one has its own features (number of users, integrated programs, space…) and it is offered at different prices accordingly.
Microsoft 365 Health
Microsoft 365 provides a page to see the health of cloud services. You may take a look at the following url:
You may observe the health status of the services in Microsoft 365
What we can see is that, on demand, we can find out in what state the services are, but by having Pandora FMS, we will be able to improve this overview and also have all of this information and generate alerts about the services that may be essential for the daily work or tasks of our company.
Microsoft 365 in Pandora FMS
In order to carry out Office 365 monitoring, what we need is to be able to see the services in our Pandora FMS WEB console, as exemplified in the following image:
To get that result, we are going to use the Enterprise library module . But first, let’s take a look at the requirements you need to meet to achieve our goal:
- In Pandora FMS Environment: The plugin server must be enabled, Python 3.8.
- In Microsoft 365: Read permissions are required for the o365 API.
- Know the following Authentication data: TenantID, ClientID, Secret
The plugin is designed to run as a server plugin but can be run on an agent using module_plugin with no issues at all.
So that you can notice, very simply, how the script is executed, we are going to see an example of that, where we will execute its binary version with the following command:
pandora_o365 -c xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx -t xxxxxxxx-xxxxx-xxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxxx -s xxxxxxxxxxxxxx~xxxxxxxxxx~xx~xxxxx
When executing the script, if the ClientIT, TenantID and Secret values are correct, we will get the following response:
Finding out the status of the services from Pandora FMS
We already have Microsoft 365 service agents, to finish up this idea let’s look at a service on Microsoft 365 health page and what it looks like in Pandora FMS.
Microsoft 365 Health Page:
We clearly see that there is a service degradation.
Health in Pandora FMS:
We check and verify that, indeed, we have the same information and that with these texts it is very easy to define alerts on the status of the different services.
If we have Pandora FMS Syslog Server feature enabled, we can save all the issues that take place in Microsoft 365. For this, just add the parameter -l in the execution of pandora_o365 module -c xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx -t xxxxxxxx-xxxxx-xxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxxx -s xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ~ xxxxxxxxxx ~ xx ~ xxxxx -l
That way you can save, very easily and with no issues at all, Microsoft 365 incidences in Pandora FMS.
That way, you may now proactively monitor all Microsoft 365 services. And we achieved our goal, Office 635 monitoring is ready to work!
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Socio Fundador y CEO de SITS SOLUCIONES.
Emprendedor inquieto, Tecnólogo de formación e innovador por vocación, cuenta con más de 25 años de experiencia en el universo IT. Transitando la transformación digital y creando soluciones innovadoras, actualmente enfocado en Monitoreo Pro-Activo, Cloud y Alta disponibilidad. Realiza contribuciones a las comunidades de Pandora FMS para Argentina, Chile y Uruguay.
Founder partner and CEO of SITS SOLUCIONES.
Restless entrepreneur, training technologist and innovator by vocation, has more than 25 years of experience in the IT universe. Moving the digital transformation and creating innovative solutions, currently focused on Pro-Active Monitoring, Cloud and High Availability. He makes contributions to Pandora FMS communities for Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.