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Interface Graphs

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Created on: Nov 10, 2010 1:21 AM by Nick Yeates - Last Modified:  Sep 14, 2012 10:11 AM by dpetzel

Submitted by: Simon Helson


When troubleshooting network issues, it can be very useful to have all the interface graphs for a device on the same screen. This helps with spotting trends, or tracing where traffic is flowing through a switch or router. The only way to natively achieve this with Zenoss is to create a graph or multi-graph report for every network device manually, which can be a chore if you have more than a few network devices.


This ZenPack provides a new link on the left side of a device detail view called "Interface Graphs" - this view shows the graphs for all of the network interfaces on the device in one place, allowing for fast spotting of issues or traffic flows. Both the interface name and the description (if any) are used to title the graphs to aid with identification.


Note that with stacked switches, you can end up with a very large number of graphs on the page, so tuning this slightly via the configuration properties below could be a good idea in these situations.







The ZenPack provides two new Configuration Properties (zProperties), which can be used to alter the ordering and appearance of the graphs:


zInterfaceGraphContents: This allows you to specify what graphs you want to see. By default you will get all the graphs (Throughput, Errors and Packets) but you can change this property to restrict the view to only the graphs you desire.


zInterfaceGraphGroupByInterface: This allows you to specify how the graphs are grouped on the page. When set to true you will see all the graphs for an interface together, when set to false, graphs will be grouped by the type of graph (i.e. all the Throughput graphs would be together, then the Errors graphs, then the Packets graphs).


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Installation Requirements:

  • Zenoss  Versions Supported: 3.0
  • External Dependencies: none
  • ZenPack  Dependencies: none
  • Installation Notes: Install via the Zenoss GUI, and then restart Zenoss to complete the installation.


Change  History:

  • 1.0 initial release

Tested: This  ZenPack was tested with version 3.0.


Known  issues:

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