LibreNMS Billing

Overview 


LibreNMS is a fully featured network monitoring system. HostBill integration allows to use data from LibreNMS to bill your clients for total transfer, averages or 95th percentile.

Activating the module


  1. If the module is included in your HostBill edition you can download it from your client portal. LibreNMS Billing is part of LibreNMS module
  2. If the module is not included in your HostBill edition you can purchase it from our marketplace and then download it from the client area.
  3. Once you download the module extract it in the main HostBill directory.
  4. Go to Settings → Modules → Hosting Modules, find and activate Libre NMS module.

Connecting HostBill with Libre NMS


  1. Proceed to Settings → Apps → Add new App
  2. From Applications list select Libre NMS
  3. Enter:
    • Name - Name of this connection
    • Hostname
    • IP Address
    • API Access Token - The Access Token can be obtained in the LibreNMS panel (Settings → API → API Settings → Create API access token)
    • Port
    • Secure

      4. Verify entered credentials by clicking Test Connection to check if HostBill can connect
      5. Save Changes

Creating your first package with billable bandwidth overages


  1. In HostBill go to Settings → Products & Services, and Add new order page
  2. From Order Types select Colocation or Dedicated Servers
  3. After creating order page add new product in it, provide its name and Save changes
  4. In billing settings choose Bandwidth billing, configure your limits and pricing.
  5. From Connect with App section select your LibreNMS Billing module and app server created in previous steps.

For more generic product configuration details including price, automation, emails settings refer to Product Configuration article.

Configuring Client Functions   


In Products & Services → Your Order Page → Your Product → Client Functions you can control what features customer will have access to in client portal, by clicking Enable/Disable next to the given option.
Use Edit button to adjust function appearance in the client portal.

For Libre NMS you can enable the following client functions dedicated to this module:

  1. Bandwidth Usage Graphs -  shows bandwidth utilisation graphs to customers for their service 

As well as number of standard client functions, such as 

  1. Change Billing Cycle
  2. Change Label
  3. Change Ownership
  4. Edit Forms
  5. Graphs
  6. Login Details
  7. Manual Service Renew
  8. New Direct Link
  9. Related Services
  10. Service Auto Renewal

Connecting port from LibreNMS Billing in HostBill


  1. In HostBill adminarea go to Account with package configured with LibreNMS module
  2. Proceed to "Bandwidth" tab
  3. Click on "Select switch/ports to connect"
  4. Select Traffic bill fetched from LibreNMS