We are attempting to spec out monitoring HP 3par storage and wanted to reach out to the community to see if anyone else is or has worked on this to offer recommendations/directions on it.
Thanks in advance,
There is not currently a specific probe available for the monitoring of 3par storage. However, it could still be done through the use of other probes.
My suggestion would be to use SNMPGET to pull the values you need. Since 3par devices support SNMP, you should be able to get your hands on the MIB for the device and build a library of SNMP OIDs you need to query.
Mainly, the only thing you are losing is the navigation and prebuilt definitions when you compare this method to the storage probes available from Nimsoft.
For example, the netapp probe uses snmp to pull values. The only difference is Nimsoft has built the front-end GUI specifically driven for netapp-based devices.
This will be time consuming to build in SNMPGET, but should not be difficult if 3par has a good library of MIBs and OIDs.
Here is the latest version of SNMPGET for your reference: http://docs.nimsoft.com/prodhelp/en_US/Probes/Catalog/snmpget/1.8/index.htm
Two other general recommendations:
Feature/probe request: It wouldn’t be a bad idea to open a case with Nimsoft indicating a feature request for a 3par probe. It may not get immediate attention, but depending upon how much demand there is in the Nimsoft community it might.
Professional services: You could engage Nimsoft Professional Services to build out the SNMPGET templates for you if you do not have the bandwidth internally to do the work. This would require additional cost, but give you the extra effort to get the work done quickly.
I agree completely with Jeff, but I would also recommend checking out the snmptoolkit probe. Depending on what you decide you need monitor on 3Par, it may be indispensable. It probably makes the most sense to start with the snmpget probe because it is quite a bit simpler. It lacks quite a bit of the flexibility of snmptoolkit though. I have been fairly impressed with what our engineers have been able to produce with the snmptoolkit probe and think it that is well worth the time to get past the steeper learning curve.
Thanks for mentioning snmptoolkit! I didn't know that probe existed until yesterday when another team member and I saw it sitting in the archive. I guess it is easy to miss probes sometimes. Quite the powerful probe, and a lot of potential.
What did you decide to do for 3par?
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