ZenPack:Foundry Networks Devices

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Foundry Networks Devices ZenPack

Monitoring of Foundry Networks devices.


The ZenPack Catalog has moved to its new home at https://www.zenoss.com/product/zenpacks as of January 17, 2017. The following information may be out of date, and this page will eventually be removed.


This ZenPack is included with commercial versions of Zenoss and enterprise support for this ZenPack is provided to Zenoss customers with an active subscription.


The ZenPacks.zenoss.FoundryMonitor ZenPack monitors networking devices built by Foundry Networks (now Brocade Communication Systems).

Note: This ZenPack is not installed when Zenoss platform is installed. To download it, visit the Zenoss Support site.

This ZenPack models specific details on Foundry devices, including:

  • DRAM
  • Serial Number
  • Processor
  • Product type

This ZenPack monitors memory utilization, as well as CPU utilization averages for 1 minute, 1 second, and 5 seconds.

It also includes all Foundry traps to ensure proper decoding of those traps through zentrap.


Prerequisite Restriction
Product Zenoss platform 4.x
Required ZenPacks ZenPacks.zenoss.FoundryMonitor

Configuring Zenoss platform

All Foundry devices must exist in the /Devices/Network/Foundry device class.

Follow these steps to configure Zenoss platform:

  1. Navigate to the device or device class in the Zenoss platform interface.
    • If applying changes to a device class:
      1. Select the class in the devices hierarchy.
      2. Click Details.
      3. Select Configuration Properties.
    • If applying changes to a device:
      1. Click the device in the device list.
      2. Select Configuration Properties.
  2. Edit the appropriate configuration properties for the device or devices.
    Foundry Configuration Properties
    Name Description
    zSnmpCommunity Consult with your network administrators to determine the SNMP community permitted.
    zSnmpMonitorIgnore Set to a value of False.
    zSnmpPort The default port is 161.
    zSnmpVer Set to a value of v2c.

  3. Click Save to save your changes. Zenoss platform now will begin collecting Foundry device metrics from this device.
  4. Navigate to Graphs and you should see some placeholders for performance graphs. After approximately fifteen minutes you should see the graphs start to become populated with information.


Type Name
Modeler zenmodeler
Performance Collector zenperfsnmp
Traps zentrap


Normal Installation (packaged egg)

  1. Download the appropriate egg file for the version of Zenoss you are running.
  2. Ensure you are logged in as the zenoss user:
    $ sudo su - zenoss
  3. Install the ZenPack:
    $ zenpack --install ZenPacks.zenoss.FoundryMonitor-*.egg
  4. Restart these services:
    $ zenoss restart


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