LibreNMS is an autodiscovering PHP/MySQL/SNMP based network monitoring which includes support for a wide range of network hardware and operating systems including Cisco, Linux, Juniper, Foundry, and many more.
LibreNMS is a community-based fork of the last GPL-licensed version of Observium.
Currently hosted on netmon1002 and netmon2001
Replaces Observium which ran on Streber.
- Software is not installed via Debian package
- Software installed in:
- RRD data stored in:
- User creds are stored in MySQL:
# grep auth_mechanism /srv/deployment/librenms/librenms/config.php
- Authentication is done via LDAP
Add a device to LibreNMS
Configure the read only v2c SNMP community on the device
And use the device FQDN, keep all the other fields as it (and do not force add it). Note: because of a bug, set port to "161".
The device should be discovered and polled in the next 10min.
$ ssh librenms.wikimedia.org $ cd /srv/deployment/librenms/librenms $ sudo -u librenms php addhost.php <fqdn> Added device <fqdn> (XXX) $ sudo -u librenms php discovery.php -h XXX && sudo -u librenms php poller.php -h XXX
Let's assume your remote is configured like the following. And we're tracking new versions in different branches.
origin ssh://<username>@gerrit.wikimedia.org:29418/operations/software/librenms (fetch) origin ssh://<username>@gerrit.wikimedia.org:29418/operations/software/librenms (push) upstream https://github.com/librenms/librenms.git (fetch) upstream https://github.com/librenms/librenms.git (push)
new=<new version> old=<old version> git fetch upstream git checkout -b upstream-$new $new # If you are missing composer: apt install -y composer php-gd composer install --no-dev # (your will be prompted for any missing php requirements) git add -f vendor git commit -m "Add composer requirements for LibreNMS $new" mkdir scap git checkout upstream-$old -- scap/scap.cfg git add scap git commit -m "Add Scap config" git push origin upstream-$new
WARNING: At this point you should make sure we are not leaving behind "our" patches to the old version. Check if any patches were applied on top of
upstream-$old and cherry-pick them on
upstream-$new. See for example an occurrence where a LibreNMS upgrade left behind patches: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T273716#7430992
cd /srv/deployment/librenms/librenms/ git fetch origin git branch # note the current branch git checkout upstream-<version> scap deploy Upgrade LibreNMS to <version> - <task>
Run puppet on netmon* hosts (
cumin O:netmon run-puppet-agent
On the netmon_server (git grep -h netmon_server: hieradata/)
cd /srv/deployment/librenms/librenms sudo -u librenms ./daily.sh
cd /srv/deployment/librenms/librenms/ git fetch origin git checkout <previous branch> scap deploy Rollback LibreNMS to <version> - <task>
Then run puppet again from cumin host:
cumin O:netmon run-puppet-agent
Check the logs
LibreNMS logs in 4 different locations:
It would be great to have the first 3 in a single location.
Mass update PDU alerting thresholds
PDUs have automatically generated thresholds, the query bellow sets sane defaults to eqiad/codfw PDUs. And need to be run when new PDUs are being provisioned.
UPDATE librenms.sensors JOIN librenms.devices ON sensors.device_id = devices.device_id AND sensor_class = 'power' AND sensor_descr like "Phase%" AND (hostname like "%eqiad%" or hostname like "%codfw%" ) SET sensors.sensor_custom = 'Yes', sensor_limit = 1400
UPDATE librenms.sensors JOIN librenms.devices ON sensors.device_id = devices.device_id AND sensor_class = 'current' AND (sensor_descr like "%Phase%" or sensor_descr like "%Line%" ) AND (hostname like "%eqiad%" or hostname like "%codfw%" ) SET sensors.sensor_custom = 'Yes', sensor_limit = 12
UPDATE librenms.sensors JOIN librenms.devices ON sensors.device_id = devices.device_id AND sensor_descr like "Cord%" AND sensor_class = 'power' AND (hostname like "%eqiad%" or hostname like "%codfw%" ) SET sensors.sensor_custom = 'Yes', sensor_limit = 3440
LibreNMS can group interfaces based on their description's prefix, for example "Transit:", "Peering:". Which is shown under the "ports" dropdown.
Prefixes not shown in the dropdown are still reachable by editing the URL, for example:
LibreNMS IRC bot named librenms-wmf outputs the alerts and recoveries on the -operations channel. This to help correlate series of alerts between different monitoring tools.
More details about the alerts can be found on https://librenms.wikimedia.org/alerts/ .
If the bot misbehaves or is too noisy and needs to be stopped, three options:
- Downtime the host in https://librenms.wikimedia.org/alert-schedule/
- Turn off "IRC Transport" in https://librenms.wikimedia.org/settings/sub=alerting/
- ssh to librenms.wikimedia.org and turn of the service
sudo service librenms-ircbot stop
Then file a task to track the issue.
If IRC alerting is not working:
- Make sure the bot is running
- Make sure the fifo file librenms/.ircbot.alert (created by the IRC bot) is writable by www-data (the LibreNMS app)
- When failed over to the codfw (backup) instance (see. https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T247967)
- Polling time for eqiad devices increased significantly due to the added latency. For the most populated rows (eqiad B and D) this means that occasionally poll times are >5 min, resulting in alerts and potentially missed data
- librenms web ui got significantly slower (from Europe at least) in part because of the added latency to reach codfw, in part because the database is still in eqiad