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 set in days (d) or week (w). Various arguments can be used to narrow down the search in more detail, see the online docs. for other options. A particularly useful feature to check for young volumes is to invert the comparison-logic with –comparison=lt (less-than).

A simple example will demonstrate how to check the volume-age of all volumes, not using any –include or –exclude regexes for clarity. This command will warn if a volume is older than 1 year and return critical if older than 2 years.

./ VolumeAge -H filer -w 365d -c 730d

NETAPP_PRO VOLUMEAGE CRITICAL - 4 volumes checked, 3 critical and 1 warning srv2.vol10: 961d ~3y (CRITICAL) srv1.vol11: 961d ~3y (CRITICAL) srv1.vol12: 961d ~3y (CRITICAL) srv2.vol21: 421d ~1y (WARNING) | ...

Customers who want to use and test the new feature are kindly asked to get in touch with us. Users are also encouraged to read through the release-history to discover all the new and improved features.