Check NetAppPRO interacts with and extends various nagios compatible hosts and services infrastructure monitoring applications, such as op5, Icinga, Shinken, Nagios, etc. specifically for NetApp storage devices (aka. filers).
Check NetAppPRO is a set of collectors and checks to monitor NetApp filers (ONTAP).
The checks read performance- and status data, compare it with thresholds and exit in the Nagios manner with a status from 0 (OK) to 3 (UNKNOWN) plus printing more or less comprehensive information to stdout.
The collectors are also implemented as service-checks of your monitoring system. But their main task is to collect the status- and performance data from the monitored system, so that the checks can read them from a local store instead of contacting the monitored system directly.
This two-step process is much more efficient compared to scripts which would contact the filer directly.
To successfully install, configure and run the NetApp-check-scripts you will need:
A functional nagios or nagios-compatible monitoring installation, full details for which can be found here: www.nagios.org/documentation/
A license file which you can download from the distributors portal. See page License File for details.
The ability to run a docker container on the monitoring server.
A user-account name and password (credentials) for the NetApp-system(s). The following configuration chapter provides a detailed explanation on how to create such an account.