EF & E-Series, SANtricity, and Related Plug-ins

SNMP NETAPP E-SERIES

VALE
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Hi,
we would like to monitor all the parameters of the netapp e-series with snmp.
Is this possible? Can anyone tell us where we can find the documentation?
Thanks

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NetApp_AU
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Hello,

 

SNMP for E-Series is discussed in the following links. Let me know if these documents answer your question.

 

How to configure SNMP monitoring on E-Series for older releases
SNMP information for newer releases
Is SNMP GET supported on E-Series?

Team NetApp

VALE
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Hi, thanks for your reply.

We have already configured following the link:

" SNMP information for newer versions".

But there are only 3 MIB variables to configure and they are basic:

Configure SNMP MIB variables

For SNMP alerts, you can optionally configure MIB (Management Information Base) variables that appear in SNMP traps. These variables can return the name of the storage array, the location of the array, and a contact person.

 

Everything works correctly but the Netapp does not send any other status data.

How can we enable it to send all the information related to overall health, latency, etc.?

NetApp_RZ
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Only the data from the three variables in the MIB are available via SNMP unfortunately.

VALE
4,616 Views

Thanks,

let's try the solution

https://github.com/NetApp/eseries-perf-analyzer

 

elementx
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OK. Just make sure to read this comment:

https://github.com/NetApp/eseries-perf-analyzer/issues/13#issuecomment-873462215

 

There's a community member-submitted fix that seems to fix a bug and it's still in Pull Requests (hasn't been merged) so feel free to review list of changes that fix proposes (https://github.com/NetApp/eseries-perf-analyzer/pull/14/files) - they look simple to me - and try with the fix included (or directly from the submitter's fork).

tahmad
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Hello @VALE ,

Did you find the documentations needed? Did you try the solution provided?

JeffAthetech
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So Netapp abandoned a standard (SNMP) used for monitoring, so we can not monitor our new netapp device like we do the rest of our systems. Usually we can get up /down Disk utilization and all of the other performance counters VIA SNMP from all of our devices in one monitoring tool, but now we need a separate tool to monitor this one device.  That is not very helpful.

elementx
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Nothing has been "abandoned". SNMP has been and continues to be available.

 

What disk utilization metric are you looking for? Performance?

 

If some SNMP counter isn't available now, but was available in an earlier release, that would be a regression, that's why I ask. If it was never available, then it couldn't have been abandoned (but we can ask the Product Marketing Managers to consider adding it in a future release).

I found some time to elaborate [1] on my earlier answer, so folks interested in this topic can take a look.

tldr: as far as I can tell SNMP on E-Series has never had performance metrics, so that hasn't changed - the same SNMP functionality that was available in recent years is available today (which is basically SNMP traps). SNMP-centric users who want to monitor E-Series performance can use the CLI or API to send performance metrics to their SNMP software and one example is given at [1].

 

[1] https://scaleoutsean.github.io/2023/09/25/monitoring-netapp-eseries-with-prtg.html#appendix-c---http-push-data-sensor-performance-monitoring

 

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