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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…

Understanding regexes when using ‑I and ‑X switches

It’s all too easy to assume that everyone else knows what you know. We tend to take it for granted that all technical users are familiar with regexes. And also that, being familiar,…

New –rm_ack_handler functionality

An exciting feature release for check_netapp_pro is the new –rm_ack_handler parameter, which enables users to construct their own method to reset remote service acknowledgements for checks which have failed. This is not a matter of…

New HEAD –object=version feature

For the New Year check_netapp_pro has gained a new Head –object=version feature. This makes it easier to check whether your DataOnTap versions are up-to-date, or whether you are slipping behind some expected baseline…

New Autosize Volume Mode Check

We are pleased to announce that check_netapp_pro has a new autosize volume mode check feature for you. This is a check which was requested by several clients to discover whether a autosize-volume is…

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