NetApp Monitoring Blog


Knowledge and insights from developing monitoring plugins for NetApp

Author: Ingo Lantschner

Check NetApp-REST released

After heavy testing both internaly and on the distributors site we finally can release the brand new 1.0.0 version of Check NetApp-REST. Check NetApp-REST is a supplemental product to our proven suite of…

v6.x Customers: Missing –stm could fill up disk

We have discovered an issue in the new 6.x versions of check_netapp_pro if a getter contacts the new RESTful API of NetApp. These getters require an explicit –stm (e.g. –stm=1h). Otherwise the collected…

Performance Issues in large Environments

We have at least one confirmed report, that our latest release v6.0.0 has performance problems in large environments, when running many checks at the same time. There seems to be a limit of approximately…

Dependency free version 6.0.0 released as stable

After extensive testing we released the next major version 6.0.0 today. As already announced this version brings: Easy installation and update without dependencies on Perl or Perl-Modules.  Getter amd checks compatible with NetApps…

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…

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