f at zz
Jun 5, 2012, 8:30 AM
Post #3 of 3
Re: monitoring software and dependencies.
[In reply to]
On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 09:45:48AM -0500, chris stand wrote:
> For those of you with SNMP monitoring up/down tools.
> Do you track up/down status of a switch port AND the server that might
> be plugged into the port ?
With strange autoneg mismatches you might only see one side go down
so you want to do this. Probably your monitoring can help you
merge those events.
> Do you create dependencies so that if a closet/site is down the
> devices downstream from the offline device do not generate alerts ?
Using open source tools like nagios this comes for free as soon
as you put your hierarchie into the "parent" information for the hosts.
Making ports a "parent" is possible but requires much more information.
As we dont create the nagios config by hand but export it from our
configuration and inventory system this is just a matter of a few
more lines of code to do this aswell - definitly on the list.
Florian Lohoff f [at] zz