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Developing for the Plugin System

This will most likely be deprecated in favour of adding the possible extensions to the core code base.

This documentation will hopefully give you a basis for how to write a plugin for LibreNMS. A test plugin is included in LibreNMS distribution.

Generic structure

Plugins need to be installed into html/plugins

The structure of a plugin is follows:

html/plugins
            /PluginName
                       /PluginName.php
                       /PluginName.inc.php

The above structure is checked before a plugin can be installed.

All files / folder names are case sensitive and must match.

PluginName - This is a directory and needs to be named as per the plugin you are creating.

PluginName.php - This file is used to process calls into the plugin from the main LibreNMS install. Here only functions within the class for your plugin that LibreNMS calls will be executed. For a list of currently enabled system hooks, please see further down. The minimum code required in this file is (replace Test with the name of your plugin):

<?php

class Test {
}

?>

PluginName.inc.php - This file is the main included file when browsing to the plugin itself. You can use this to display / edit / remove whatever you like. The minimum code required in this file is:

<?php

?>

System Hooks

System hooks are called as functions within your plugin class. The following system hooks are currently available:

  • menu()
  • This is called to build the plugin menu system and you can use this to link to your plugin (you don't have to).
    public static function menu() {
        echo('<li><a href="plugin/p='.get_class().'">'.get_class().'</a></li>');
    }
  • device_overview_container($device)
  • This is called in the Device Overview page. You receive the $device as a parameter, can do your work here and display your results in a frame.
    public function device_overview_container($device) {
        echo('<div class="container-fluid"><div class="row"> <div class="col-md-12"> <div class="panel panel-default panel-condensed"> <div class="panel-heading"><strong>'.get_class().' Plugin </strong> </div>');
        echo('  Example plugin in "Device - Overview" tab <br>');
        echo('</div></div></div></div>');
    }
  • port_container($device, $port)
  • This is called in the Port page, in the "Plugins" menu_option that will appear when your plugin gets enabled. In this function, you can do your work and display your results in a frame.
    public function port_container($device, $port) {
        echo('<div class="container-fluid"><div class="row"> <div class="col-md-12"> <div class="panel panel-default panel-condensed"> <div class="panel-heading"><strong>'.get_class().' plugin in "Port" tab</strong> </div>');
        echo ('Example display in Port tab</br>');
        echo('</div></div></div></div>');
    }

Source

Extensions/Plugin-System.md