Adding an OS type#
Follow these steps to add basic detection of a new OS type:
- Add an OS text name and possibly other settings in
includes/definitions/os.inc.php. Please use a meaningful name! Preferably the name of the operating system rather than the brand of the device.
- If you can identify the device by
sysObjectId, add the ID string into definitions. If you can't (multiple matches, extra checks, etc), create a file called
includes/discovery/os/<osname>.inc.php, which fills the
includes/polling/os/<osname>.inc.php, for device specific polling. This can retrieve serial number, OS versions, etc. See the existing files for examples.
- Create a 32x32 logo, in
html/images/os/<osname>.png. The filename may also be the manufacturer name (usually better) - in that case set the "icon" property in the definitions file accordingly, so Observium loads the correct icon.