Completely new to the forum (so apologies if this is in the wrong place!), also completely new to LibreNMS.
I have just started as lead engineer for a WISP for 30 or so pop sites, and they already have libre installed and running. However, it is not doing anything near what I think it should be doing. At the moment, it’s not really being useful to us at all and isn’t really being used because it’s only reporting a handful of things.
I have googled and googled, and I just don’t know what I need to do for it to become useful to us. Our devices are all on there, and it’s chucking some alerts through but not as well as they should. It looks like I have to actually specify all the necessary rules in order for it to alert to the things I want to see.
Now, this is the opposite of what I was used to at my last FTTP start up. There, the NMS we were using just showed every single trap that devices sent and over the course of a few weeks I filtered them down to get rid of all the junk. We were using Cisco then, the routers would send traps with a severity. I could then tweak the severities on the NMS as I saw fit.
I have looked at how to create rules, and it seems completely alien to me. It seems like a huge learning curve, and this is simply something I don’t have time for.
Is there a simple way to get this up and running and just have Libre show everything the Mikrotiks are reporting, then as and when something ‘useless’ pops up I can filter it out? We have a new NOC team starting soon and I need something for those guys to look at so we know of something has gone wrong in the network. I’d rather have the new NOC guys ringing me up asking “this alert came in, is it important?”, rather then noone seeing it because someone hasn’t devised a rule for it yet.
Many thanks in advance!