3Com Check Suite
The suite consists of four scripts (described below).Â All scripts rely on Perl's Net::SNMP library to check various aspects of 3Com switches which support the Huawei-3Com(H3C) iso::enterprise.a3com.jv-mib.huawei SNMP standard.
I have tested them on 4500 & 5500 family switches successfully.
Checks to make sure that all units in a stack are available. Â
It is meant to be used as a host check_command to allow for more effective
parent/topology testing.Â If a single unit fails the entire stack will be deemed down. Â
For example, if you have two units stacked and your Nagios server and Web server
are plugged into Unit 1 and the DNS server is plugged into Unit 2. If Unit 2 fails,
even though Nagios would still be able to ping/communicate with the switch via Unit 1 Nagios will consider the switch down and will correctly alert you that the switch is having problems instead of the DNS server.
Checks the following health aspects of the switch:
Fan status, Power Module status, Free Memory, and CPU load
Checks various switch and stack interconnectivity aspects including: Stack unit failure, Switch stack fabric topology level, Aggregated link status, and Aggregated link port status.
Designed to check various configuration settings. Unsaved Configuration - notifies you if changes on the switch stay unsaved for too long. STP Enabled/Disabled - As great as spanning tree is, more than one 3Com technician has recommended that we always disable STP because of the many unintentional problems it can cause.
IGMP Enabled/Disabled - Like STP, while good intentioned often enabling IGMP causes more problems than it solves. Note: I would not recommend running this test more often than every hour or day considering these parameters will only change if someone manually modifies the switch configuration. I primarily use it for the Unsaved Configuration test.Â There is nothing worse than losing the config changes of six months ago due to a power outage of yesterday. (3Dec09: I have discovered that 3Com doesn't always correctly update the timestamps when the config is saved via the web.Â Saving the config via the command line seems to always work.)
A final note for Nagios 3.0 users: I have disabled ePN on these scripts due to a memory leak problem with ePN.
If this issue is resloved you can re-enable ePN by removing the "# nagios: -epn" line.