Arista hardware health and environmental nagios plugin

Alain Hebert ahebert at
Sun May 21 19:43:33 UTC 2017

     See it as tweaking the wheel...

     Now a perl script (with caching) to monitor VCP ports on QFX5100's 
is re-inventing the wheel, just because their engineers opted out of the 
usual way to handle network interfaces.

     They could have simply named them VCP-<Member ID>/0/x instead of 
naming them all VCP-255/0/x

Alain Hebert                                ahebert at
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On 05/19/17 15:34, bas wrote:
> Hello All,
> Thanks for your replies.
> Especially the lmgtfy and RTFM.. most helpful. :-)
> I had hoped not to have to re-invent the wheel.
> Bas
> On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 9:21 PM, Stephen Satchell <list at> wrote:
>> Get the MIBS of the devices you want to monitor, then build SNMP sense
>> programs to pull the information you need.  The NAGIOS manuals should
>> describe how to do this.
>> On 05/19/2017 11:08 AM, bas wrote:
>>> Hello All,
>>> Does anyone have a ready to use nagios/icinga plugin for hardware health
>>> and temperature monitoring of arista devices that they are willing to
>>> share? (7050, 7280 and 7500)
>>> With google searches I can't find any available.
>>> Arista TAC replied: "nagios does snmp, so that should fit you needs"
>>> There is which should be able to
>> be
>>> augmented to do the extra checks.
>>> And with pyeapi it shouldn't be rocket science either. (for a developer,
>>> which I am not)
>>> If I were to request our devops department to build it it would probably
>>> put in back of a very long queue.
>>> So if there is anyone out there that is willing to share it would be
>>> greatly appreciated.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Bas

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