check_tl_health

A plugin (monitoring-plugin, not nagios-plugin, see also http://is.gd/PP1330) which checks tape libraries.

Description

The plugin check_tl_health was developed with the aim of having a single tool for all aspects of monitoring of tape libraries.

Motivation

Instead of installing a variety of plug-ins for monitoring of interfaces, hardware, slots, etc. and possibly more than one for each brand, with check_tl_health you need only one a single plugin.

Documentation

Command line parameters

  • --hostname
  • --community
  • --mode

Modi

hardware-health cpu-load memory-usage uptime
HP StorEver 1×8 X X
HP StorEver MSL4048 X X
Quantum i40 X X
Quantum i80 X X
Quantum T950 X X
Quantum i6000 X X
BDT FlexStorII X X

The list is not complete. Some drives that are not listed here can possibly be monitored because they implement the same MIBs as supported models. Just try it .... (If a device is not recognized, i can extend the plugin. But not for free)

Installation

  • unpack with tar -xf
  • ./configure
  • make
  • cp plugins-scripts/check_tl_health wherever...

Examples

# a HP Library

$ check_tl_health --hostname 10.18.12.130 \
    --community secret \
    --mode hardware-health
CRITICAL - device 1 (HP MSL 4048, sn:DEC12701BS) status is critical

$ check_tl_health --hostname 10.18.12.130 \
    --community secret \
    --mode hardware-health --verbose
I am a HP MSL G3 Series
CRITICAL - device 1 (HP MSL 4048, sn:DEC12701BS) status is critical
checking overall system
device 1 (HP MSL 4048, sn:DEC12701BS) status is critical

# a Quantum T950

$ check_tl_health --hostname 10.18.11.10 \
    --community secret \
    --mode hardware-health
OK - hardware working fine
$ check_tl_health --hostname 10.18.11.10 \
    --community secret \
    --mode hardware-health --verbose
I am a Linux MUC-TLIB-A 3.10.26 #1 SMP Wed May 21 15:50:38 MDT 2014 ppc
OK - hardware working fine
checking rassystems
connectivity has status good
control has status good
media has status good
drives has status good
powerAndCooling has status good
robotics has status good

# a Quantum i80

$ check_tl_health --hostname 10.18.1.28 \
    --community secret \
    --mode hardware-health
CRITICAL - operator action requested, overall states: media=degraded aggregatedIEDoor=closedAndUnLocked power=good cooling=good control=good connectivity=good robotics=good drive=good
$ check_tl_health --hostname 10.18.1.28 \
    --community secret \
    --mode hardware-health --verbose
I am a Linux hr-lib01 2.6.27.46 #1 PREEMPT Fri Apr 22 14:37:45 MDT 2011 ppc
CRITICAL - operator action requested, overall states: media=degraded aggregatedIEDoor=closedAndUnLocked power=good cooling=good control=good connectivity=good robotics=good drive=good
checking overall system
overall states: media=degraded aggregatedIEDoor=closedAndUnLocked power=good cooling=good control=good connectivity=good robotics=good drive=good
checking physical drives
overall drive status online=online readyness=ready
drive 1 states: online=online readyness=ready ras=good cleaning=notNeeded
drive 2 states: online=online readyness=ready ras=good cleaning=notNeeded
checking logical libraries
logical lib 1 states: online=online readyness=ready

Homepage

The full documentation can be found here: check_tl_health @ ConSol Labs