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We are running R80 MDS and would like to monitor our VSX clusters that are running R77.20 via Solarwinds using SNMP. Has anyone had any success getting the virtual systems monitored? Even after modifying the snmp mode from "default" to "vs" we are unable to poll the virtual system.
Could API be used to pull the snmp data?
Thanks Will, this SK has been followed. However, the issue seems to be with Solarwinds as only a single unique node/IP can be added since you have to add the mgmt. interface with specific context. So adding more than 1 causes a duplicate node conflict.
There is a workaround for this. Solarwinds will not allow you to create multiple targets with same IP on the same Poller. However you can change the IP after creating a target and it works.
So for example:
VSX GW = 126.96.36.199
1. You create new target device that should be the VS (snmpv3, configure context etc) with dummy IP, for example 188.8.131.52
2. After this object is created, edit it, and change IP to 184.108.40.206 (ip of the vsxgw)
3. Now you can poll the VS-es
It works, but whether its supported by solarwinds or not I have no idea.
I know it will not help you very much at this moment but R80.20 should finally have per VS monitoring on the IP of the VS itself.
Post R77.30 HFA Hotfix 292 it is supported to monitor some things directly without using SNMP contexts.
There was a missing step in the SNMP documentation that after putting SNMP in VS mode you also have to
set snmp vs-direct-access on
You then should be able to add it to your monitoring tool using the VS IP address as a new device