nagios3 and HP switch  ports monitoring

Posted on 2013-12-22
Last Modified: 2014-01-13
I have a NAgios 3 under debian linux.
I want to monitor my main HP Switch ports.But i very new with NAGIOS.

can some one help me to configure HP switch ports monitor?
step guide preciate
Question by:apollo-13
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Is your HP switch snmp capable? That would be the easiest way to check.
What do you want to monitor? Just link yes/no, the interface speed and duplex setting? Or the real throughput.

In the latter case I'd advice nagios is just an ok/warning/critical-system and something like would be the better choice.

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Is your HP switch snmp capable? -yes
What do you want to monitor? --HP switch uplinks want to monitor
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Here are some configuration snippets from our configuration:
# commands.cfg
define command{
    command_name    check_snmp          ;
    command_line    $USER1$/check_snmp -H $HOSTADDRESS$ -P 1 -C $ARG1$ -o $ARG2$ $ARG3$

define host{
    use                     switch-rz               ;
    host_name               switch00-61             ;
    alias                   My Switch alias     ;
    address                     ;

define service{
    use                     switch-snmp-link        ;
    host_name               switch00-61             ;
    service_description     port47_link             ;
    check_command           check_snmp!public!.!-c 1
define service{
    use                     switch-snmp-link        ;
    host_name               switch00-61             ;
    service_description     port48_link             ;
    check_command           check_snmp!public!.!-c 1

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switch-rz is a host template to consolidate some settings for multiple host definitions,
see below. Same for switch-snmp-link
The host_name in service-commands can take a comma separated list of multiple host names. This line can be combined or replaced by a hostgroup_name, taking one or more hostgroups. is the snmp od for operational state. It is 1 if up and 2 if down. With -c 1 the plugin returns critical if the result is greater than 1, means down.

Here are some additional configuration parts, not really necessary for the question, but maybe useful. If you c&p the "use ..." above, you need these, too.
define hostgroup{
    hostgroup_name          switch-rz               ;

define host{
    use                     generic-host            ;
    name                    switch-rz               ;
    register                0                       ;
    icon_image_alt          Switch                  ;
    icon_image              logo/switch.png         ;
    statusmap_image         logo/switch.png         ;
    hostgroups              switch-rz               ;

define servicegroup{
    servicegroup_name       switch-snmp

define servicegroup{
    servicegroup_name       switch-link

define service{
    use                     generic-service         ;
    name                    switch-snmp-link        ;
    register                0                       ;
    servicegroups           switch-link,switch-snmp ;

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PS: the semicolon at the end of most lines are for auto-indent in my editor, you can omit them if you want.

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