How to monitor The Enterprise File Fabric using SNMP

The Enterprise File Fabric runs on a hardened version of Linux, so many monitoring platforms will have agents that could be installed to gather metrics and details from the appliances, for example take a look at one of my previous blogposts for monitoring using Telegraf/InfuxDB/Grafana:

File Fabric Metrics Monitoring and Visualization using Grafana, InfluxDB and Telegraf

But what about monitoring using agentless  techniques? Well the most common method for this is using SNMP protocol to have monitoring systems query data from systems. While SNMP isn’t enabled by default, it’s easy enough to get installed.

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File Fabric Metrics Monitoring and Visualization using Grafana, InfluxDB and Telegraf

What has my CPU usage looked like over the past month? How has my HTTP response time changed after on-boarding a bunch of users? How’s my database volume doing for free space after adding a new provider? These are all questions many File Fabric Customers end up asking themselves, and often have to jump into the command-line to run Linux commands to try to piece that information together.

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