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EMC VPLEX: Traffic of Network Interfaces

Distribution: official part of Check_MK
License: GPL
Supported Agents: SNMP

This check monitors the traffic of EMC VPLEX frontend and backend interfaces. The check uses the same functionality as if64. Please refer to the if64 manpage for further documentation.

You can configure limits for the in- and outgoing traffic.

This check supports averaging the in- and outgoing traffic over a configurable time range by using an exponentially weighted moving average - just as Linux does for the CPU load averages. The averaging can be configured on a per-host and per-interface base. Interfaces with averaging turned on yield two additional performance values: the averaged in- and outgoing traffic in bytes. If you have configured traffic levels, then those levels are applied to the averaged values.


There are three ways to specify the interface: the index, which simply enumerates the interfaces starting from 1, the interface description, e.g. B1-FC00, or the alias, which is a combination of the director name and the description, e.g director-1-1-A A1-FC03.


One service is created for each interface that fulfills configurable conditions (rule "Network interface and switch port discovery"). By default, all interfaces are discovered. Note that the interfaces discovered by this check have no port type and are always in the state "up".

Grouping: In some situations, you do not want to monitor a single interface but a group of interfaces that together form a pool. This check supports such pools by defining groups. The data of all members is accumulated and put together in a single grouped interface service.