ZenPack:F5 BIG-IP (Open Source)

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Devices Monitored:

F5 BIG-IP (Open Source) ZenPack

Provides basic F5 BIG-IP monitoring.


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 The following information may be out of date, and this page will eventually be removed.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 developed by the Zenoss user community and supported via our online forums. Zenoss, Inc. does not provide direct support for this ZenPack.



Version 1.6- Download
Summary of changes: Added support for Route Domains
Compatible with Zenoss Core 3.2.x, Zenoss Core 4.2.x

Version 1.5- Download
Compatible with Zenoss Core 3.2.x

Version 1.4- Download
Compatible with Zenoss Core 3.2.x

Bulbgraph.png Note: This is my first attempt at writing a ZenPack, so PLEASE install on a test system first. I've done enough testing to think its ready to share with a larger audience, but since its my first attempt, I'd appreciate caution when installing as well as feedback.


The ZenPack has the following:

  • /Network/f5 Device Class
  • A Device template which graphs many of the same performance stats as would be seen in the Overview >> Performance section of the 10.x UI
  • Virtual Server Component Modeling
    • A component template for virtual servers.
    • Virtual Server filtering. This pack adds a new zProperty, zF5BigipVirtualServerNameFilter, which when set will limit which virtual servers are included during a modeling cycle.
  • Node Component Modeling
    • A component template for nodes.
    • Node filtering. This pack adds a new zProperty, zF5BigipNodesNameFilter, which when set will limit which nodes are included during a modeling cycle.
  • Pool Component Modeling
    • A component template for Pools.
    • Pool filtering. This pack adds a new zProperty, zF5BigipPoolsNameFilter, which when set will limit which pools are included during a modeling cycle.


  • Zenoss Versions Supported: 3.0+
  • External Dependencies: None
  • ZenPack Dependencies: None
  • Configuration: No Special configuration should be necessary.


Normal Installation (packaged egg)

Copy the downloaded .egg to your Zenoss server and run the following commands as the zenoss user:

zenpack --install <package.egg>
zenoss restart

If you don't want to do a full restart, you should be able to just restart zenhub and zopectl:

zenhub restart &&  zopectl restart

Developer Installation (link mode)

If you wish to further develop and possibly contribute back to the f5 ZenPack you should clone the git repository, then install the ZenPack in developer mode using the following commands:

git clone git://github.com/ZCA/ZenPacks.community.f5.git
zenpack --link --install ZenPacks.community.f5
zenoss restart

Change History

  • 0.82
    • Initial Release
  • 1.0
    • Improved device detection. Should have no more "deprecated" values for hardware model
    • Minor updates to support segrated github repos and README.markdown
    • Including zenoss.snmp.DeviceMap & zenoss.snmp.NewDeviceMap plugins on the newly created device class so that the base SNMP attributes are collected
  • 1.1
    • Some additional tweaks for better Viprion detection
    • 1.2
    • Pool & Node Component Modeling Added
    • Component Detail Grids update to show more relevant columns for each of the modeled component types.
  • 1.3
    • Added some code to the install method so that it rebuilds device relationships on install. This this seems be at the root of folks needing to delete/re-add devices to get components show up
  • 1.4
    • Added the pool and node component templates that had been omitted from previous pack exports
    • minor tweaks to logging during installation time
    • some code cleanup to remove some unnecessary items that got added along the way
  • 1.5
    • No actual code changes, just template changes. Replaced CFUNC of MAX with AVERAGE on all the graph defs based on some feedback on the forums as well as additional testing
  • 1.6
    • Added support for Route Domains
    • Cleanup and standardization of columns in the various component grids

Known Issues

  • Currently the status of the virtual server component is only detected and set at model time. Its not a real time (or near real time) reflection of the state of the virtual server on the LTM


Device Details
Device Details
Virtual Server Components
Virtual Server Components
Node Components
Node Components
Pool Components
Pool Components

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