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Aruba Instant Virtual Controller

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Compatible With
  • Nagios 1.x
  • Nagios 2.x
  • Nagios 3.x
  • Nagios 4.x
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Used to monitor number of AP's in aruba instant cluster.
Usage: check_aruba_instant -H -C [-N -F -d -m -f]

Make sure to connect to the virtual controller (VC) ip address!
Other options:
-N number of AP's expected
if not given the plugin wil only count, without any error states!
It is also possible to give two options (eg 2,4). This is for rare cases where at night AP's are turned off.
-d Show number of wireless devices connected to the instant cluster / filtered
(In combination with -F option this can slow down the check performance.)
-F Filter on (partial) AP device name.
-m maximum number of devices allowed per AP.
This option only works with -F and -d option enabled
-f give also statistics info:
default: number of connected AP's
with option -d: connected AP's and connected wireless devices
-V version of this plugin.
-h or ? this help message.

This one check all AP's in your VC, compares this to N, and shows the number of devices connected.
check_aruba_instant -H -C -d -N 30
OK: VC aruba-stadhuis has found 30 AP's. 355 wireless devices are connected.

This one checks all AP's named as AP-2* in your VC, compares this to N, and shows the number of devices connected.
When an AP has more than 35 devices connected, a warning wil be given.
check_aruba_instant -H -C -F AP-2 -d -N 7 -m 35
OK: VC aruba-stadhuis has found 7 AP's. 107 wireless devices are connected.
Reviews (2)
bywa, August 13, 2019
Works very well indeed, vry useful.
One small cmment
line 131
AP_devices_connected=$(/usr/bin/snmpwalk -v 2c -c $community $hostname . | grep ${all_ips[i]} | wc -l)
Can you please consider whether
should be
to ensure that it matches up to the end of the line. Otherwise it may match any IP address starting with the given string.

Thank you for sharing a great plug-in.
bynoortr01, October 20, 2016
I like to see how many devices are per accesspoint. Can you create that ?
Owner's reply

A bit late, you can use the filter option for that, just filter for the specific AP.