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Best tool or application to get the details about CPU, Connections, utilization from F5's ?

Best tool or application to get the details about CPU, Connections, load on respective F5's ?

I need all box related details at a single place, I see some conversation around Cacti etc. Can you experts tell me which tool is best suited to get box related information at single place can solarwinds help me ?

Have around 25-30 boxes to fetch these details.

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Comment made 09-Sep-2017 by Maneesh 294

Anyone please ? Need to urgently decide.

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We're using PRTG from Paessler in order to monitor our devices, via SNMP polling you can retrieve most of your mentioned statistics. And also set alarms in order to be every time informed via mail/sms/etc.

But i'm not sure if you can also poll the current connections.

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I'm using graphite as backend to store all performance data of my bigIPs (not only system level, but also virtuals, pools, ssl profiles and so on) and grafana as frontend, which provides a very sophisticated, modern interface. I'm totally happy with that. Polling is done via a self written python script that uses iControl REST instead of SNMP, but you could also use collectd or such. If you want to know more about that, let me know, I'll happily share some details with you.

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Comment made 21-Jun-2018 by daniel 51

Hello tatmotiv, could you please share some details about your setup with grafana? Thanks!

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We're using COMTRADE Management Pack with SCOM to gather details which does it over SNMP.

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Comment made 11-Sep-2017 by Maneesh 294

Thanks Gents for replying. Lemme read and explore what suits best to my needs, Cost would definitely be factored in.

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@tatmotiv We are trying to poll similar data to Grafana in our environments. Can you share the python script you are using? I am looking to poll system stats like CPU, memory, throughput and objects stats like VIP & pool stats. Thanks a bunch.

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@tatmotiv I would also really appreciate it when you could share youre python script for pulling the data from the F5 via REST to graphite. Many Thanks

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