NetApp Management Pack for SCOM 2007 R2

NetApp Management pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2.

Designed by Oskar Landman.


The management pack contains the discovery of NetApp components as well as some availability and disk space monitoring all being done by the use of SNMP.

For detailed information on the Management Pack see the series:

SNMP Management Pack example: NetApp Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 – Part 1

SNMP Management Pack Example: NetApp Management Pack for SCOM 2007 R2 part 2

SNMP Management Pack Example: NetApp Management Pack for SCOM 2007 R2 part 3

SNMP Management Pack Example: NetApp Management Pack for SCOM 2007 R2 part 4

I have tested the MP in different areas and as soon as the filers are getting bigger the more probes are being send and the heavier the workload is going to be on both sides! Although the MP is more tuned then described in this series always be careful when importing management packs in you environments especially when it is production. If available always use a test environment to be sure you understand the management pack and it’s impact! Closely monitor your environment before, during and after to be sure no problems arise.

Oskar Landman


(the Download includes both a sealed and unsealed version)

0 thoughts on “NetApp Management Pack for SCOM 2007 R2

  1. Javier_DK


    I discover my two NetApp machines with the Network Device Discovery Wizard. The look fine and healthy.

    I then import your MP (the sealed one) and after an hour, nothing happens (no roles get populated).

    Is there any specific configuration needed? I could not find any documentation.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Oskar Landman Post author

    The Dsicoveries are set to run at 4 hours or more. This is done to avoid to much workload when the discoveries run to often.

    Wait for 24 hours for the roles to populate.

    Also I did get some feedback on the volume discovery which I will look into tomorrow.

  3. Kees H

    Hi, we recently are the owner of a new IBM NetApp Filer N6040 and also SCOM2007 R2, after installing the MP now 48 ours later, I see some info coming into SCOM like Filer and Aggregates. The ones who did not show up are Volumes and LUN’s. In the above articel you mentioned some feedback about volume discovery so i was wondering if there’s an update about discovering Volumes and LUNS.

  4. Oskar Landman Post author


    Will post an update to the MP in the next 2 days. I am currently looking into this issue it looks like there is an error in the mp for volume discovery.

    I will test this probably tonight and post the update version. Sorry for the inconvenience,

  5. Oskar Landman Post author


    Will run some tests tomorrow. And if everything runs ok will post an updated version which will include the fix and possibly some reports.



  6. KeesH

    Hi Oskar, i will give it an try tonight. I will keep you posted. Thanks for your quick uodate. i hope to see some volumes and LUN’s.

  7. KeesH

    Hi Oskar, i’ve just checked SCOM 2007 R2, but i still don’t see any volume’s and lun’s. I do see some error reports in the evenlog about the DiscoverVolume.vbs, ” Variable is undefined: ‘Agregates’. So when editting the Datasource with de correct value ‘ManagedEntityID’ still no volumes.

    I will look further in to the details.

    Regards, Kees

  8. nharrison

    Hi Oskar, I’m also having the same errors occur in SCOM 2007 R2 pertaining to Variable is undefined: ‘Aggregates’.

    BTW….. thank you for doing this. Your guide to actually creating this MP was great!

  9. H.C Andersen

    Hi Oskar

    We are in the process of setting up a SCOM Monitoring environment and would like to monitor our SAN which is a branded NetApp SAN from IBM named nSeries.

    Do you know if the standard management pack from NetApp supports branded NetApp SANs?

    The other question is that if the management pack you made support branded NetApp SANs?

    Best regards

    Hans Chr. Andersen

  10. Oskar Landman Post author

    Hi Hans,

    to be honest I can’t tell for both but, the management pack I designed uses SNMP so it can be….

    It really depends on the device if it can be defined by the OID it will probably work.But if it uses an IBM OID it will not be discovered so no harm done….you can test if it works or not.

    Otherwise you will need the MIB file for your device and change the MP…

    Maybe NetApp’s MP works for you but can’t be sure it depends on the software running on your SAN.

    Unfortunately I can’t give you a clear awnser, you need to ask NetApp if they support your device…….



  11. Oskar Landman Post author


    re-writing the MP for SP1 is not really an option since the procedures used are specific for R2 like multiple SNMP get retrieval. (as I remember correctly).

    You might be able to get something similar but this would require using WMI and SNMP. Which is a total different approach.

    Based on this I have no intention to release or re-write a free SP1 version… Sorry.

    If you want the functionality of this free mp you need R2.

    If you are intrested in a commercial one I am able to give you the information for a NetApp Management Pack for SP1 but this version is not free for usage. If you are intrested please send me a PM.


    Oskar Landman

  12. scientificthegreat

    Thank you very much for this article and all your hard work Oskar. When I add the Filer instances to a distributed application view and attempt to view the diagram, only one of the filers actually allows me to drill down into other recognized objects. And only that filer is generating alerts etc. LUNS Volumes etc aren’t being discovered for other filers but yet the filers themselves are discovered and appear healthy. Any ideas?

  13. Jipin Nakarmi

    How can i send alerts to a external server from system center operation manager 2007 R2 such as fault management system etc….which is under a central EMS. The fault management system should receive the traps send from my system center operation manger 2007 R2. Please if you can help.

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