ZenPack:F5 BIG-IP (Open Source)

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Author(s)
David Petzel
Current Maintainer(s)
David Petzel
Organization
Zenoss Community Alliance
License
GNU General Public License, Version 2, or later
ZenPack name
ZenPacks.community.f5
Link to more docs
View Documentation
Git sources (for cloning)
Link

Devices Monitored:



F5 BIG-IP (Open Source) ZenPack

Provides basic F5 BIG-IP monitoring.

Warning

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 The following information may be out of date, and this page will eventually be removed.

Support

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.

Releases

Version 1.7- Download
Summary of changes: Bug Fixes
Released on 2013/07/30
Compatible with Zenoss Core 3.2.x, Zenoss Core 4.2.x
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

Background


Components

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.

Requirements

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

Change History

See the Change Log for a detailed change history

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

Screenshots

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

Installation

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.community.f5-*.egg
  4. Restart these services:
    $ zenoss restart

Developer Mode Installation

In order to do a development mode installation you will want to clone the existing git repository, and then use the --link flag with the zenpack command:

  1. Ensure you are logged in as the zenoss user:
    $ sudo su - zenoss
  2. Start by cloning the upstream repository:
    $ git clone git://github.com/ZCA/ZenPacks.community.f5.git
  3. Next, perform the installation:
    $ zenpack --link --install ZenPacks.community.f5
  4. Finally, restart these serivices:
    $ zenoss restart

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