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VolumeAge warns about overly old or young volumes.

The new VolumeAge check for check_netapp_pro warns about overly old or exceptionally young volumes, where the age is calculated as the difference between the volume creation-time and now. Thresholds (–warning, –critical) may be…

The rm_ack feature can now be switched off completely with –rm_ack=off.

The very useful –rm_ack=… parameter lets us decide how to deal with the posibility to remove a service acknowledgement in case of a reason-change. The optional arguments supplied until now have included ignore,…

New SnapCenter check alarms if errors occur during backups.

With the upcoming new v5.0.0 release comes an interesting new check for Snap Centers. The new program is check_netapp_snapcenter and is being delivered as the first of several checks which is compiled into…

Releasing v4.3.0

As of 19th of June we released the next stable version 4.3.0 which brings a new filter for overcommitted aggregates to the Usage check and a check to monitor the NTP (time) configuration…

Check for volumes snapshot-policy?

check_netapp_pro already provides a way to flag volumes which do not have snapshots at all. The check SnapshotLessVolume just looks for the size used by snapshots and if that size is equal to…

Usage gets a new –aggr_over=n feature

An interesting option for check_netapp_pro, available with the 4.3.0 release, is the new aggr_over=n feature. The Usage plugin has always checked volume and aggregate capacities. The latter being serviced in dedicated detail via…

Bugfix for PerfDisk

A bug has been discovered in the PerfDisk report functionality of check_netapp_pro. This error has been fixed and you should decide whether this is important enough for you to install an unstable release…

New feature top=n parameter

Looking forward to the next release of check_netapp_pro brings several enhancements. The first one off the block, due to be released with 4.3.0, is the top=n parameter. To assist with managing large slabs…

Announcing stable release v4.2.0

The NetAppPro team is pleased to announce the latest stable release of check_netapp_pro. This release offers several new checks – some of them are still experimental and will need customer feedback for further…

Setting AB/BA port pattern with DiskPaths

When using the DiskPaths plugin with check_netapp_pro, it can be useful to leverage the lesser known –port_pattern_ok argument. For example, if you are receiving an error message similar to this: The found port…

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