NetApp Monitoring Blog


Knowledge and insights from developing monitoring plugins for NetApp

Author: Ingo Lantschner

First v6.0.0 Release Candidate

We just pushed the first RC for the upcoming 6.0.0 version to the Distributors Portal. Customers who would like to test are very much appreciated! (Pls. check with the distributor to get access…

Checking a specific Nodes Instances

Since 4.0.0 every over-all check has a feature, which we call “instance-name contains node-name“. We have introduced this as an replacement for the sporadic available –node|–vserver parameter (not available any more).  So since…

“Ease the installation” follow up

We are constantly trying new methods of installing the plugins so to make installation and upgrade easy and scriptable (rpm, …). We found the Perl dependencies being the main obstacle and finally favorite…

EMS Logparser to Monitor Autogrow-Events

The 5.3.0 version, released yesterday includes a new check to monitor the EMS(Event Management System)-Logfile. This allows several new checks among them one to send an alarm, if an unusal high number of…

Filter in SnapCenter Check Understands Regex

Our quite new SnapCenter check can filter for resource-groups and policies. Until now one had to precisely define which resource-groups should get checked. In some situations the resource-group name changes. To allow checking…

Star-Setup stops Collectors?

We have one report, that changing the setup from a chain setup (netapp01 → netapp02 → netapp03) to a star setup (netapp01 → netapp02 ➕ netapp01 → netapp03) makes stoping some collectors (e.g. get_netapp_cm.pl) with an error…

Check for Certificate Expiration

We are providing a new check to validate the certificates expiration from the SVM in the NetApp cluster. This check will send you a warning if one (or many) of the server-certificates are…

check_netapp_pro 5.0.0 released

We are happy to announce that the next major release of check_netapp_pro is now available on the Q-Portal for download. The breaking changes for this release are: A new directory layout which will…

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…

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