network Integration
alcatel-omniswitch (en)


ServicePilot network-alcatel-omniswitch


# Alcatel OmniSwitch

Overview

This package is designed to monitor an Alcatel OmniSwitch device. Statistics are collected for a single device , in order to provide an overall view of the status and health of the system and different components of the device. Statistics are also collected for the different interfaces present on the device. Interfaces are automatically discovered and added to the monitoring environment.

Description

This package automatically configures the ServicePilot Manager to collect statistics from the Alcatel OmniSwitch based on SNMP collection. The different statistics gathered this way include:

  • System: CPU, Memory and temperature
  • Interfaces (optional): traffic, load, volumes and errors

The statistics are stored in order to provide advanced dashboards presenting CPU, Memory and Interface information over time which allow for comprehensive diagnostics of problems.

Requirements

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

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

    • UDP/161 (SNMP): Between Alcatel OmniSwitch and ServicePilot Manager
  • 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-alcatel-omniswitch 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

This package will consume:

- 1 licence object per provisioned resource
- 1 licence object per interface monitored (per provisioned resource)

Key field notes

In the Monitoring Policies tab, specify the SNMP policy to apply to the resource. This policy must match the SNMP configuration (community and port) of the target device. Other policies e.g. Alert/Threshold can also be applied as needed.

  1. Basic Parameters tab:

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

    1. Auto-Discover Interfaces: Set it on to get details about interfaces.
    2. {Optional} Ignored Interfaces names separated with '|': Specify name(s) of interface(s) NOT to be monitored
    3. {Optional} Allowed Interfaces names separated with '|': Specify name(s) of interface(s) to be monitored
    4. 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. Monitoring Options tab:
    1. ICMP Ping: Set it on to get details about response time
    2. System: Set it on to get details about system statistics

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

Notes

MIBs Used:

  • ALCATEL-IND1-HEALTH-MIB.my
  • RFC1213-MIB2.mib