MELLANOX-SWITCH network technology integration


ServicePilot network-mellanox-switch


# Mellanox Switch

Overview

This package is designed to monitor a Mellanox Switch using SNMP.

Description

This package automatically configures the ServicePilot Manager to collect statistics from the Mellanox Switch in terms of network interface details, hardware status and availability based on an SNMP collection.Interfaces, sensors, disks and CPUs are discovered automatically.

Requirements

  • SNMP service must be installed, configured and started on the targeted Mellanox Switch (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 Mellanox Switch
    • ICMP/Echo Request (Ping): Between ServicePilot Manager and Mellanox Switch
    • UDP/162 (SNMP Trap): (Optional) Between Mellanox Switch and ServicePilot Agent
  • ServicePilot Requirements

    • ServicePilot Manager minimum version: 9.0

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-mellanox-switch 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.

License

Object TypeLicense object ConsumedCondition
Ping1If ICMP Ping enabled
Interface1 per InterfaceFor each Interface selected
SNMP Server System1If System enabled
Server CPU Details1If CPU Details enabled
Server Disk1 per DiskIf Disks enabled
Mellanox Fan1 per Fan SensorIf Fans enabled
Mellanox Power1 Power SensorIf Power Sensors enabled
Mellanox Temperature1 Temperature SensorIf Temperature Sensors enabled

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 Mellanox Switch, as resolvable by the machine on which ServicePilot Manager is running
  2. Interfaces tab:

    1. Interfaces: tick to get details about interfaces.
    2. Use Interface filter instead of Addressing Information: Set it on to get statistics for a specified list on interfaces only. Set it off to get statistics for all available interfaces.
    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
    5. {Optional} Custom interface speeds (bps) separated with '|': For network interfaces that do not report correct maximum interface speeds in bps or if the speed reported does not reflect known downstream bottlenecks, a | separated list of speed overrides can be included here. Each element of the list consists of an SNMP interface table index or name or alias, an outgoing speed and an incoming speed, comma separated.

      Note: Each element name in the list is a regular expression as defined by Like Operator (Visual Basic)

  3. Monitoring Options tab:

    1. ICMP Ping: tick to get Ping status.
    2. Fans: tick to get fan sensor information.
    3. Power Sensors: tick to get power sensor information.
    4. Temperature Sensors: tick to get temperature sensor information.
    5. System: tick to get system statistics.
    6. CPU Details: tick to get per-CPU usage.
    7. Disks: tick to get volume usage statistics.

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

Notes

MIBs Used:

  • RFC1213-MIB2

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