Monitor F5 BIGIP with OpsMgr 2K12 (and higher)
Monitoring F5 BIGIP (the term ‘firewall appliance’ is used interchangeability) with OpsMgr is out of the box not possible. A few 3rd party companies offer professional Management Packs equip OpsMgr with this capability.
As F5 BIGIP offers REST and SNMP interfaces, self-authoring a Management Pack seemed to be a possible task.
Please find below details of some hours’ brain work 😉
- A Windows Server, taking the role of ‘F5 Monitoring Server’ queries firewall appliances via SNMP and REST.
- A Scheduled Task is launching PowerShell scripts which perform the queries and storing the result in JSON files locally.
- Discoveries and Monitoring scripts in the F5 MP are interpreting the JSON files to provide OpsMgr Topology and Health information
After importing the Management Pack the following Monitors may be configured:
Alert views show details current breaches of configured threshold breaches:
State view show the state of a particular item:
See the whole system by opening the diagram view on “system”:
Management Pack Source
Monitor F5 BIGIP with OpsMgr
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