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Dell PowerConnect iSCSI

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Created on: Dec 20, 2010 6:51 PM by Nick Yeates - Last Modified:  Dec 21, 2010 6:31 PM by Nick Yeates

Submitted by: Benny Chitambira


Description:

This monitoring and modeling ZenPack provides Dell PowerConnect iSCSI Switch/SAN device information such as interface, fan, power, temp, cpu, iscsi mibs, and storage events.


The Zenpack provides:

  • A Powerconnect template which provides:
    • monitors fan state
    • monitors dc and ac supply state
    • monitors temprature
    • graphs for cpu utilisation and temperature (depends on firmware ver)
  • Dell-vendor Mibs for iscsi
  • Radlan mibs
  • Event transforms in /Events/Storage/SAN

 

The zenpack is extensible and one can incoporate other snmp  datasources or modify the graphs that can be generated from them.  Upgrades may follow depending on features are required.

 

Screenshots:

PowerConnectTemplate.JPG

PowerConnectMibs.JPG

PowerConnectMappings.JPG

 

Components:

The ZenPack has the following Device Class(es)

  • Performance Template PowerConnect

    /zport/dmd/Devices/Storage/Switches/rrdTemplates/PowerConnect         checks the status of the fan and the power supply, and alerts  when either goes down.

    DataSource Datapoint Description
    cpuUtil1


    cpuUtil1
    cpuUtil5


    cpuUtil5
    envMonACSupplyState


    envMonSupply1State
    envMonDCSupply2State


    envMonSupply2State
    envMonFan1State


    envMonFanState
    envMonFan2State


    envMonFan2State
    envMonFan3State


    envMonFan3State
    envMonFan4State


    envMonFan4State
    envMonFan5State


    envMonFan5State
    globalStatus


    globalStatus
    tempStatus


    tempStatus
    tempValue


    tempValue
  • Graph CPU Utilization

     

    Name Type Description
    cpuUtil1DataPointGraphPoint
    cpuUtil5DataPointGraphPoint
  • Graph Temperature

     

    Name Type Description
    tempValueDataPointGraphPoint
  • Performance Template ethernetCsmacd_powerconnect_64

    /zport/dmd/Devices/Storage/Switches/rrdTemplates/ethernetCsmacd_powerconnect_64          Standard ethernet interface template with 90% utilization  threshold

    DataSource Datapoint Description
    ifHCInOctets


    ifHCInOctets
    ifHCOutOctets


    ifHCOutOctets
    ifInErrors


    ifInErrors
    ifInMulticastPkts


    ifInMulticastPkts
    ifInUcastPackets


    ifInUcastPackets
    ifOperStatus


    ifOperStatus
    ifOutErrors


    ifOutErrors
    ifOutMulticastPkts


    ifOutMulticastPkts
    ifOutUcastPackets


    ifOutUcastPackets
  • Graph Errors

     

    Name Type Description
    ifInErrorsDataPointGraphPoint
    ifOutErrorsDataPointGraphPoint
  • Graph Packets

     

    Name Type Description
    ifInUcastPacketsDataPointGraphPoint
    ifOutUcastPacketsDataPointGraphPoint
  • Graph Throughput

     

    Name Type Description
    high utilizationThresholdGraphPoint
    ifHCInOctetsDataPointGraphPoint
    ifHCOutOctetsDataPointGraphPoint

Dependencies:

Dell-Vendor-MIB

RADLAN-Dell-Private-MIB

RADLAN-MIB

RADLAN-iscsi-MIB

RADLAN-rlInterfaces

MIB(s)

Event Class Information:

The Path column in the table is starting from the /Events class.         The Code? column indicates if the Event Class contains a  transform or         not.

Path Name Type Code? Description
/Storage/SAN/instances/rlEnvMonFanStateChangerlEnvMonFanStateChangeMapping

/Storage/SAN/instances/rlEnvMonPowerSupplyStateChangerlEnvMonPowerSupplyStateChangeMapping

/Storage/SAN/instances/rlEnvMonTemperatureRisingAlarmrlEnvMonTemperatureRisingAlarmMapping

/Storage/SAN/instances/rldot1dStpPortStateForwardingrldot1dStpPortStateForwardingMapping

/Storage/SAN/instances/rldot1dStpPortStateNotForwardingrldot1dStpPortStateNotForwardingMapping


Installation / Usage:

You will want to model a PowerConnect device with the following steps:

 

  1. Replace the modeler plugin Zenoss.snmp.InterfaceMap with Zenoss.snmp.NewinterfaceMap for the powerconnect devices. Assure that you do this in the correct device class, so as not to effect other devices in other classes.
  2. Replace the modeler plugin Zenoss.snmp.RouteMap with Zenoss.snmp.NewRouteMap for the powerconnect devices (you can use the BridgeMib zenpack to monitor its interfaces)
  3. Make sure you have /Events/Storage/SAN container.
  4. The template 'PowerConnect' will be placed in /Devices/Storage/Switches, make sure the template is bound to the appropriate devices.
  5. In the templates, some datapoints are not enabled by default, make sure to enable appropriate datapoints depending on your device version (default ones should work with 34xx)

 

 


Installation Requirements:

  • Zenoss  Versions Supported: 3.0
  • External Dependencies: None
  • ZenPack Dependencies:
  • Configuration:


  • History:

    Change  History:

    • 1.0 initial release

     

    Tested: This ZenPack was tested  with Zenoss version 3.0

    Source: https://github.com/zenoss/Community-Zenpacks/tree/master/ZenPacks.community.PowerConnect


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