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IBM 3584

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Created on: Oct 2, 2009 5:17 PM by jbaird - Last Modified:  Nov 9, 2009 6:17 PM by jbaird

Submitted by:

Josh Baird and Egor Puzanov


This ZenPack provides monitoring and modeling support for the IBM TS3500/3584 Tape Library. Many thanks to Egor Puzanov for his generous help in building and testing this ZenPack. Without his help, his examples and time this ZenPack would not have been possible. Also, thanks to Eric Edgar for his examples and help.


Upon installing the ZenPack a new device class named /Devices/Storage/IBM/TapeLibrary is created. Add your tape library device to this class.

Modeled Information

The following information is modeled from the 3584: 
  • - models the library model, serial number, product keys
  • - models information about the library frames including model, serial mumber, type, status
  • - models information about logical libaries including name, description, status
  • - models information about media access devices (tape drives) including name, type, model, firmware, serial number, cleaning status, status

To view the modeled information, click on the "Hardware" tab of the device.

Performance Graphs

Unfortunately, there is not alot of performance data that is available via SNMP on the 3584. For this reason, the main purpose of this ZenPack is to model inventory information (serial numbers, models) and monitor status of the library via SNMP traps and status indicators. 3 very generic performance graphs are included with the ZenPack -- number of changer devices/logical libaries, number of tapes, number of tape drives.

Event Parsing

This ZenPack includes pre-defined event mappings for SNMP traps located in /Events/HW/Backup/Tape Library. Alerts will be generated and transformed when a SNMP trap is receieved from the tape library. You can use the "Send Test SNMP Trap" function on your 3584 to test this functionality.


This ZenPack includes all of the MIB's from IBM for the 3584.







  • Zenoss Version: 2.3
  • ZenPack Dependencies:
  • External Dependencies:
    • A working SNMPD on your 3584. This should be verified using snmpwalk from your ZenOSS server
      snmpwalk -v2c -c [community] [hostname])
    • Installation:
      • Create /Mibs/IBM subfolder
      • Create /Devices/Storage device class



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