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This ZenPack is included with commercial versions of Zenoss and enterprise support for this ZenPack is provided to Zenoss customers with an active subscription.
This ZenPack provides support for monitoring F5 BIG-IP load balancers. Monitoring is performance using SNMP.
The features added by this ZenPack can be summarized as follows. They are each detailed further below.
The following components will be automatically discovered using SNMP. The components, properties and relationships will be periodically remodeled to provide automatically up-to-date monitoring when the load balancer configuration changes.
The following metrics will be collected every 5 minutes by default. This can be configured with the zSnmpCollectionInterval configuration property. Additional SNMP values can be collected for any of the component types listed in the #Discovery section.
Zenoss will create events for any syslog messages or SNMP traps sent by the load balancer. The load balancer must be configured to send these messages. Beyond standard SNMP traps, custom traps may be configured on the BIG-IP according these instructions.
This ZenPack includes the following event class mappings for handling specific syslog messages.
This ZenPack includes the following SNMP MIBs and therefore the ability to decode traps defined therein.
When combined with the Zenoss Service Dynamics product, this ZenPack adds built-in service impact and root cause analysis capabilities for services running on IBM Power. The service impact relationships shown in the diagram and described below are automatically added. These will be included in any services that contain one or more of the explicitly mentioned components.
BIG-IP load balancer devices must be added to the /Network/BIG-IP device class. Otherwise they are added in the same manner as any SNMP device.
Installing this ZenPack will add the following items to your Zenoss system.