F5-FIREPASS network technology integration


ServicePilot network-f5-firepass


# F5 FirePass

Overview

This package is designed to monitor a F5 FirePass using SNMP.

Description

ServicePilot uses SNMP to monitor F5 FirePass in terms of:

  • Network: Ping Response Time and Interfaces activity
  • System: CPU, Memory, Sessions

All active interfaces will be automatically discovered.

Requirements

  • SNMP service must be configured and started on the targeted F5 FirePass (Security: read-only SNMP community and allowed host must be set).

  • Network Flows - It is necessary to ensure network connectivity between ServicePilot and the monitored device. In case of a network infrastructure with a firewall, all of the following flows must be opened:

    • UDP/161 (SNMP): Between ServicePilot Manager and F5 FirePass
    • ICMP/Echo Request (Ping): Between ServicePilot Manager and F5 FirePass
    • UDP/162 (SNMP Trap): (Optional) Between F5 FirePass and ServicePilot Agent
  • ServicePilot Requirements

    • ServicePilot Manager minimum version: 8.5

Installation

Before adding a resource to monitor, make certain that all pre-requisites are in place and if a ServicePilot Agent is required, that it is communicating correctly with the ServicePilot Manager.

Add resource using Views Configuration web interface

  1. As an administrative user of ServicePilot, open the ServicePilot web interface.
  2. Navigate to Administration. The Configuration > Views web page will open.
  3. Click on the view in which to place the new resource in the Views hierarchy on the left of the interface. The View editor section will show the existing view contents.
  4. From the Packages list on the right of the interface, click and drag the network-f5-firepass package into the View editor and let go.
  5. The Resource properties dialog box will open to allow resource configuration.
  6. Click OK to close the Resource properties dialog box. Note that the dialog box will not close if required parameters are not set.
  7. Click Save to apply the new resource to ServicePilot configuration.

Key field notes

In the Monitoring Policies tab, specify the policy or policies to apply to the resource

  1. Basic Parameters tab:

    1. IP address: Specify the IP address of the F5 FirePass, as resolvable by the machine on which ServicePilot Manager is running
  2. Interfaces tab:

    1. Auto-Discover Interfaces: tick to get details about interfaces
    2. Use Interface filter instead of Addressing Information: tick to get statistics for a specified list on interfaces only
    3. {Optional} Ignored Interfaces names separated with '|': Specify name(s) of interface(s) NOT to be monitored
    4. {Optional} Allowed Interfaces names separated with '|': Specify name(s) of interface(s) to be monitored

Note: Each element of the interface lists is a regular expression as defined by Like Operator (Visual Basic)

Notes

MIBs Used:

  • RFC1213-MIB2
  • LOAD-BAL-SYSTEM-MIB
  • UCD-SNMP-MIB
network F5-FIREPASS 0

network F5-FIREPASS 1

network F5-FIREPASS 2


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