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Can NetApp appliance be monitored with Tivoli

We have a situation that our company only uses Tivoli for monitoring all type of systems. (windows servers, aix servers etc.)   I need to know if there is a way to have the filers send the tivoli server SNMP traps.  I currently have Operational Mgr sending the traps to the tivoli server.  The Tivoli techis overwelmed by the mib files and can not figure it out.


Re: Can NetApp appliance be monitored with Tivoli

Have you looked at Appliance Watch for Tivoli Enterprise 3.6 or 3.7?


Re: Can NetApp appliance be monitored with Tivoli


Yes your filer or filers can send snmp traps.It can send two kind of snmp traps predefined and user defined ones.

the exact procedure is described in the Network Management Guide ->How to monitor your storage system with SNMP



Re: Can NetApp appliance be monitored with Tivoli

On your NetApp arrays, you can specify the Tivoli server as an SNMP traphost.  It will then send all SNMP traps to the Tivoli server.

> snmp traphost

You might also look into using the SMI-S interface for NetApp arrays. You can find instructions for obtaining the NetApp SMI-S Agent at the following:

Data ONTAP Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) Agent is a command-based interface that detects and manages platforms that run Data ONTAP. It uses Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) protocols to manage, monitor, and report about storage elements by type. SMI-S Agent follows schemas standardized by two organizations: Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) and Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).   You can install Data ONTAP SMI-S Agent (SMI-S Agent) on a Windows® or a Linux® host.

Re: Can NetApp appliance be monitored with Tivoli

Thanks for the input.  I just heard that the client also uses IBM Director and IBM Netcool.   The help desk use these tools.  Is it possible to use them to monitor the filers?

Re: Can NetApp appliance be monitored with Tivoli

It's possible to monitor the systems using any SNMP tool.

You can grab the NetApp MIB from the Downloads -> Toolchest section of the NOW site.

'The Network Appliance custom MIB contains detailed descriptions of data  retrieved from appliances via common SNMP clients. The MIB is formatted  such that these clients can read it while querying the server, and  display descriptions and data at the same time.'

At  your service,

Eugene Kashpureff

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