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Category: performance

Reduce number off call-files per directory

We have implemented (but not yet released) a change in the library responsible for the call files. Until now all call-files have been saved directly within the directory calls/. The number of files…

PerfLif Output in MiByte/s

PerfLif: Using the new switch –prefix=ki|Mi|Gi|Ti you can now switch the output of counters with B/s data. Both output an thresholds are affected. check_netapp_pro.pl PerfLif -H filer … –prefix=Mi -w 200 -c 500…

Monitoring Network Interfaces in DataONTAP 8.2.1

In cmode DataONTAp 8.2.1, the object ifnet, used for monitoring the network performance will no longer be available. It will be replaced by the new performance object lif. Since there have been quite a few changes…

View labels of Array- Performance-counters

The recently introduced function –discover of the NetApp perfdata getter has been updated with a new function: From now on, the labels of array counters will also be displayed. This enables a more focused search for…

check_netapp_pro: What’s New in Version 3.0.7

Version 3.0.7 of our Monitoring Plugins for NetApp (check_netapp_pro) will be available soon and will include a number of new features that have been implemented based on feedback we received from our customers:…

PerfVolume – More Counter, Better Performance

The new version of PerfVolume is now able to handle any amount of volumes on a filer. The formerly common error message “Not enough memory to get instances” is a thing of the past. Should the amount…

NetApp LUN Latency Monitoring with Nagios

So you would like to monitor the latency of your NetApp device? Then you must be careful: in addition to the “latency” that usually refers to the “per volume latency”, the latency of…