Arista hardware health and environmental nagios plugin

Nathan Schrenk nathan at
Fri May 19 22:15:14 UTC 2017


Arista EOS supports ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB and exposes temperature sensors, etc,
via that MIB so you should be able to use any NAGIOS plugins that can pull
ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB data for environmental monitoring. For example,
I haven't used that specific NAGIOS plugin myself -- it just turned up when
I searched and looked like it would do the job.

To find the index of the temp sensor(s) you want to monitor (e.g. CPU, back
panel, front panel, etc) you can drop into a bash shell on your Arista
switches and run something like "snmptable localhost
ENTITY-MIB::entPhysicalTable" and look at the entPhysicalDescr column to
see the available sensors. The actual sensor values are provided in

The indices in entPhySensorTable are constructed by
adding entPhysicalContainedIn + entPhysicalParentRelPos. For example, on my
switch I see a sensor named "Back-panel temp sensor" with
entPhysicalContainedIn=1100006000 and entPhysicalParentRelPos=3 so the
index into the ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB::entPhySensorTable would be 1100006000+3 =

$ snmpwalk localhost ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB::entPhySensorTable |grep 100006003
ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB::entPhySensorType.100006003 = INTEGER: celsius(8)
ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB::entPhySensorScale.100006003 = INTEGER: units(9)
ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB::entPhySensorPrecision.100006003 = INTEGER: 1
ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB::entPhySensorValue.100006003 = INTEGER: 326
ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB::entPhySensorOperStatus.100006003 = INTEGER: ok(1)
ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB::entPhySensorUnitsDisplay.100006003 = STRING: Celsius
ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB::entPhySensorValueTimeStamp.100006003 = Timeticks:
(1063007379) 123 days, 0:47:53.79
ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB::entPhySensorValueUpdateRate.100006003 = Gauge32: 5000

The entPhySensorValue value of 326 means 32.6 degrees Celsius because
entSensorPrecision=1 (meaning entPhySensorValue equals "degrees C times


On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 1:08 PM, bas <kilobit at> 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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