For new NetApp plug-in, incident rules can be defined on Metric Alerts. While defining incident rules, you specify the appropriate NetApp storage target type and you don't need to specify MIB information.
Please visit Metrics and Collection settings to know about alerts and thresholds values for metrics.
Example of alerts generated by plug-in:
Target type=NetApp Storage System Operating in 7-Mode
Target type=NetApp Storage System Plug-in
Message=Snapshot reserve usage for volume [/vol/oemvol2/.snapshot] is 90.61. It has crossed either warning (80%) or critical (90%) thresholds.
Event reported time=Feb 17, 2013 5:30:20 PM IST
Associated Incident Id=13859
Associated Incident Status=New
Associated Incident Owner=
Associated Incident Acknowledged By Owner=No
Associated Incident Priority=None
Associated Incident Escalation Level=0
Event Type=Metric Alert
Key Column 1=Volume
Rule Name=NetAppStorageTarget,rule 62
Snapshot reserve usage for volume [/vol/oemvol2/.snapshot] is 90.61. It has crossed either warning (80%) or critical (90%) thresholds.
I think we have a little misunderstanding-
After choosing the relevant metrics and setting the thresholds under "Metric and Collection Settings" we want to forward the triggered incidents to an external system (BSM).
In order for the external system to be able to parse these messages we need a MIB file with information about this plugin's SNMP messages.
Thanks for the quick reply,
Thanks for providing details.
Please note that while we trigger the incident based upon threshold settings defined, we don't have MIB information in the message generated. Please refer the above reply for "message String" generated by us.
Based upon above inputs from you, I feel that you may need to change parsing criteria based upon message string generated by newly created plug-in.
Please help me if have misinterpreted information.
Thanks for the reply.
I have another question related to the new metrics.
The old plugin had the following metrics:
Cluster Interconnect status
Cluster partner status
First, I think that the following are their equivalent in the new plugin:
Is Interconnect up
(Under Node HA Partner Info)
Is this correct?
If so, it seems that the possible values for the new metrics are different from those of the old ones.
Could you please list the possible values for each metric and explain their meaning?
Yes, you are correct. We have changed name to have consistency for naming standards with Clustered Data ONTAP.
For current NetApp plug-in, if values are "0" for Partner Status and Is Interconnect up, it means some problem with Cluster node relationship. We have also defined alerts and thresholds based upon this criteria only. Please check it. We have also defined "State" attribute for Node HA partner Info metric to give you the description about the current state of the cluster partnership.
If the Cluster license is not enabled on node, we don't collect any data.
I hope this answers your query. Please let us know for any clarification.
I'd just like to clarify on this -
Could there be any value for these metrics that is not 0 or 1?
(the old metrics had a range of possible values each indicating different issues).
The plugin documentation does not describe all possible values for metrics such as these.
Do you happen to have a more detailed description of all metrics and possible values?