How to integrate the EMS-Log into an existing System-Monitoring solution In this article ONTAP REST APIs: Automate Notification of High-Severity Events Mahalakshmi describes how to use messages to get notified about system events, depending on their type and severity. It’s a really flexible and comprehensive way to monitor NetApps ONTAP.
What if you already have a system-monitoring solution like Nagios, Icinga, op5 Monitor or Shinken in place? In that case the destinations (the recipients of the notifications) are already defined in the monitoring system.
The 5.3.0 version, released yesterday includes a new check to monitor the EMS(Event Management System)-Logfile. This allows several new checks among them one to send an alarm, if an unusal high number of autogrow-events take place.
Let’s have some examples:
# check myfiler for autoSize events and alarm according to the defaults check_netapp_ems -H myfiler --name=wafl.vol.autoSize.done # same as above, but check only on node 01 check_netapp_ems -H myfiler --node=myfiler-01 --name=wafl.