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Check Dell Powerconnect switches

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  • Nagios 2.x
  • Nagios 3.x
check_dell_powerconnect.plDell powerconnect hardware status
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This script is used to check the hardware from DELL PC35XX, PC53XX and DELL PC62XX (Gigabit) switches.
This script checks the hardware status van DELL powerconnect switches. It is tested on a PC3524 and the PC6248.
I have tested it for groundwork nagios v2 and version3 (Groundwork and Opsview), but it should also work for other versions.

It gives the states from all FANs and Power supplies, and (if possible) the temperature from the switch. (I couldn't find the temperature MIB for the 62XX switches.)

Usage: check_dell_powerconnect.pl -H host -C community
Reviews (4)
The perl script needed some small modifications because nagios runs perl with -w. As a result, nagios showed status UNKNOWN and the first of these warnings.

The issues were:

1 - Sub print_help used before definition
Solution: move definition to just before where it was called.

2 - Warning in parameter parser
The code loops through the parameter list until there are no more paramters in a way that genereates a waring.
Solution: add 'defined' to while condition, so:
while(defined $ARGV[0] and $ARGV[0] =~/^-/)

For the rest, works nicely. Not only for 3524, but also for 5324.

bymtrammel, July 2, 2010
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
I found the error listed above on other Dell switches.
byMacGod, January 14, 2010
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The script does what it is supposed to do and works without a problem - I would like to see more in depth probing of the switch to gather more metrics from it - but this is a start.
bypmbasehore, November 13, 2009
0 of 2 people found this review helpful
Consistently gets the following error:

Can't use an undefined value as a HASH reference at ./check_dell_powerconnect line 126.