20. 02. 2018 TobiasGoller NetEye

F5 Monitoring with NetEye


After deploying and configuring F5 network gear in your company, your next step will be to monitor these new devices.

Depending on your monitoring solution, integrating your F5 network equipment can range from simple to complex.
Maybe you need to search around for the various MIB files to get the optimal monitoring parameters, or perhaps you have to search on the internet for plugins or templates for your F5 devices.

Not so with our NetEye solution.

With the NetEye implementation you can easily use the attached file archive that contains the service profile for F5 and the necessary plugins.

This service profile contains the most important monitoring checks for F5 devices:

  • Disk Space (This check monitors the available space on the F5 hard disks)
  • CPU Usage (This check measures the CPU utilization of the F5 devices and loads this information into InfluxDB so you can view it on a dashboard in Grafana)
  • Failover status (This check monitors the cluster status of the F5 infrastructure)
  • Pool Member Status (This check monitors the status of individual pool members)
  • Sync Status (This check monitors the status of F5 device synchronization)
  • Hardware Status (This checks monitors the hardware status of the F5 appliances)
  • Interface Table (This check monitors the network ports, their status and the traffic on the ports)
  • Uptime (This check indicates the elapsed time since the last reboot)

First of all, you need to copy the plugins from the tar archive file to the NetEye plugins directory.

Afterwards, you can simply load the attached service profile by using Architect Monarch in the NetEye Configuration section.

After that, you have to set the correct SNMP authentication on the loaded service checks.

Finally, you can assign this newly loaded service profile to your F5 network devices and start monitoring them.

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TobiasGoller

TobiasGoller

Consultant at Würth Phoenix
I’m Tobias and work as SI Consultant on different fields, for commercial products like VMware, Microsoft, Citrix but also for opensource projects like Nagios, OCS Inventory, GLPI NagVis, ntop and the best practice standard ITIL. I have also some certifications for this kind of activities which helps me to improve my activity on the job. I like to introduce the best solutions for the customer necessaries independently if it is a commercial or free product. One of my favorite hobbies is playing in the local music for wind band. As I live in the mountains I love hiking and last but not least I try to spend much of my free time with my family.

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TobiasGoller

I’m Tobias and work as SI Consultant on different fields, for commercial products like VMware, Microsoft, Citrix but also for opensource projects like Nagios, OCS Inventory, GLPI NagVis, ntop and the best practice standard ITIL. I have also some certifications for this kind of activities which helps me to improve my activity on the job. I like to introduce the best solutions for the customer necessaries independently if it is a commercial or free product. One of my favorite hobbies is playing in the local music for wind band. As I live in the mountains I love hiking and last but not least I try to spend much of my free time with my family.

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