All in all, we are offering three different checks to monitor network interfaces from a NetApp Filer in the next release. All three of them support 7-mode as well as cluster mode filers:

  • NetPort or NetPort7m checks if the network interfaces are activated or not.
  • IfGrp checks if an interface group has enough links in the status up in order to remain redundant.
  • PerfIf (or PerfLif if you are monitoring a cluster-mode filer with DataONTAP >=8.2.x) checks and counts the transfer rates or error for each network interface.