SNMP monitor Netgear FS700TS Using Nagios

Posted on 2009-02-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am trying to quickly set up Nagios 3 to monitor a pair of Netgear FS700TS smart switches.  The devices support SNMP v1, v2, v3.

Has anyone had any experience of doing this?  I've used Nagios to monitor servers before, but never switches....

I've been looking at the switch settings

Nagios is all set up and configured and working with the servers I have and checking external hosts using ping, so it's just the switch side.  

I need to get this sorted by close of play today, so any help massively appreciated!!
Question by:Roachy1979
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    What exactly you want to monitor? Availability? If so, then assign an ip to your switch, and then treat it like normal host - add some PING service, and that's all. You may also use parents directive in your hosts definition, to make nice graphs in status tab in nagios, and (more important) to define 'path' to your hosts which can be used to disable unwanted notifications (ie. services down on host which is placed behind your broken switch).
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    Thanks - pings working ok :)

    I need snmp data though.....port status's, throughput, etc

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    This can be helpful:

    I don't use snmp checks in Nagios. Instead I'm using cacti (rrd) for snmp services (collecting some historical data rather than monitoring and alerting).
    I've been using munin instead of cacti some time ago and as far as I know, munin can be easily connected with nagios (nagios can send alerts based on munin's data), but I didn't use such functionality.

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