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Third-party service addons 

Overview 

Comet Server has a versatile API that can be used to integrate with third-party products and services. This may include

  • Billing functionality
  • Customer management (CRM) functionality
  • Additional monitoring functionality
  • Other professional services functionality

A non-exclusive list of third-party service integrations is below. If you represent an third-party service provider that integrates with Comet, please reach out to be added to this list.

None of the following companies offer end-user backup services, and do not compete with you as an MSP.

MyClient 

MyClient is a product of MyClient Global.com Ltd.

MyClient is a backup monitoring and CRM tool.

"MyClient brings together CRM, Support, Sales, Billing, Communication, Resellers, Automation and Server Management in a single unified fully customisable interface."

MyClient has a built-in integration for Comet Backup.

There is a close relationship between the MyClient and Comet companies. Comet CloudView is a Comet-focused edition of MyClient.

WHMCS 

WHMCS is a product of WHMCS Ltd.

WHMCS is an ecommerce and billing platform.

"WHMCS is the leading web host billing automation platform powering tens of thousands of web hosting companies."

Comet provides an official plugin for WHMCS, that allows you to use WHMCS to provision new customer accounts.

For more information and installation instructions, please see https://github.com/CometBackup/comet-whmcs-module .

CheckCentral 

CheckCentral is a product of Binary Fortress Software.

CheckCentral is an email alert monitoring tool.

"CheckCentral handles your email alerts & notifications for you! Simply tell us what emails to expect and when to expect them. We'll let you know when something needs your attention."

For more information and installation instructions, please see "Monitoring Comet Backup with CheckCentral".

PRTG 

PRTG is a product of Paessler AG.

PRTG is a commercial solution for monitoring server health.

"PRTG monitors your whole IT infrastructure 24/7 and alerts you to problems before users even notice. Find out more about the monitoring software that helps system administrators work smarter, faster, better."

There are many ways to integrate Comet Server with PRTG.

Monitoring Comet Server replication with PRTG 

One possible way is by using the "REST Custom Sensor" plugin to connect to the Comet Server API (AdminReplicationState).

To use this sensor, set

  • Method: POST
  • Post data: Username=admin&AuthType=Password&Password=my-password, replacing any special characters in your password with their URL-encoded equivalents
  • HTTP Authentication: None
  • Custom HTTP headers: Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=UTF-8
  • REST Query: :8060/api/v1/admin/replication/state

This should make Comet Server's replication status available in PRTG.

Once the information is available in PRTG, you can then continue to configure alerts based on queue length.

You can also adapt this example to monitor other properties of Comet Server, using the Comet Server API.

An official PRTG plugin may be available in the future.