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Cisco ACI Pod Monitoring

Requires Opsview Cloud

This Host Template is part of the Cisco Aci Opspack

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Host Template: Network - Cisco ACI - Pod

Monitor your Cisco ACI Pods with metrics for health score, node information and detailed summary of faults.

This Host Template includes the following Service Checks:

Service Check Name Description Default Thresholds (Warning, Critical) UOM
ACI - Pod - Faults A summary of all faults for a given pod pod_critical_faults=,0
pod_major_faults=,0
pod_minor_faults=,0
pod_warning_faults=,0
pod_info_faults=,
pod_cleared_faults=,
N/A
ACI - Pod - Health Score The health score for a given pod pod_health_score=95:,80: N/A
ACI - Pod - Leaf Summary A summary of the leaf nodes assigned to a given pod N/A N/A
ACI - Pod - Spine Summary A summary of the spine nodes assigned to a given pod N/A N/A

Usage Instructions

Step 1: Add this Host Template

Add the Network - Cisco ACI - Pod Host Template to your Opsview Monitor host. If the resource you're monitoring has no hostname or public IP, then open the Advanced settings pane and change Host Check Command to Always assumed to be UP.

For more information, refer to Opsview Knowledge Center - Adding Host Templates to Hosts.

Step 2: Add and configure variables required for this Host Template

The Service Checks in this Host Template use the following variables, and they will be added to your Opsview Monitor instance when you import the Opspack:

ACI_CREDENTIALS

The Value is not used and therefore can be set to anything. Override the arguments with your credentials.

Parameter Position in Variable Name Description
--api-server-url Arg1 ACI API Server URL The server URL for your Cisco ACI
--username Arg2 ACI Username The username for your Cisco ACI
--password Arg3 ACI Password The password for your Cisco ACI

ACI_POD_ID

Parameter Position in Variable Name Description
--pod-id Value ACI Pod ID The ID of the pod

ACI_FAULT_SETTINGS

The Value is not used and therefore can be set to anything. Override the arguments with your settings. The fault severity must be one of; 'critical', 'major', 'minor', 'warning', 'info', 'cleared' (default: 'major'). The fault limit, limits the number of faults displayed (default: '10'). Leave this blank to display all faults.

Parameter Position in Variable Name Description
--fault-severity Arg1 ACI Fault Severity The minimum severity level of faults to display
--fault-limit Arg2 ACI Fault Limit The maximum number of faults to display

For more information, refer to Opsview Knowledge Center - Adding Variables to Hosts.

For mode-specific help, run the plugin with the -h -m flags. This will list the required and optional Variable Arguments for that mode. The appropriate mode for each Service Check is listed here:

Service Check Name Mode
ACI - Pod - Faults ACI.Pod.Faults
ACI - Pod - Health Score ACI.Pod.Health
ACI - Pod - Leaf Summary ACI.Pod.Leaves
ACI - Pod - Spine Summary ACI.Pod.Spines

SSL Certificates

Additionally, if ssl verification is required, you can use the following variable to pass in your SSL certificates for use when connecting to the service provider to gather metrics:

ACI_CERTIFICATES

The Value is not used and therefore can be set to anything. Override the arguments with your certificates.

Parameter Position in Variable Name Description
--ca-path Arg1 CA Certificate Path Path to the CA Certificate. Optional, only required if server verification is needed
--client-cert Arg2 Client Certificate Path Path to the Client Certificate. Optional, only required if client verification is needed
--client-key Arg3 Client Key Path Path to the Client Key. Optional, only required if client verification is needed

Step 3: Apply changes and the system will now be monitored

Cisco ACI Pod Output