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Dell VxRail Manager Rest API

Pack Assets​

Templates​

The Centreon Pack Dell VXM brings a host template:

  • HW-Server-Dell-Vxm-Restapi-custom

It brings the following service templates:

Service AliasService TemplateService DescriptionDefault
ChassisHW-Server-Dell-Vxm-Chassis-RestapiCheck chassisX
HostsHW-Server-Dell-Vxm-Hosts-RestapiCheck hostsX

Discovery rules​

Rule NameDescription
Dell VxRail HostDiscover VxRail hosts

More information about discovering hosts automatically is available on the dedicated page.

Collected metrics & status​

Metric nameUnit
chassis.detected.count
chassis.unhealthy.count
chassis status
power supply status

Prerequisites​

To monitor, a user with read privileges is required.

Please refer to their official documentation: https://developer.dell.com/apis/5538/versions/7.0.210/docs/Introduction.md

Setup​

  1. Install the Centreon plugin package on every Centreon poller expected to monitor Dell VxRail Manager resources:
yum install centreon-plugin-Hardware-Servers-Dell-Vxm-Restapi
  1. On the Centreon web interface, install the Dell VxRail Manager Rest API Centreon Pack on the Configuration > Plugin Packs page.

Configuration​

Host​

  • Log into Centreon and add a new host through Configuration > Hosts.
  • Fill the Name, Alias & IP Address / DNS fields according to your Dell VxRail Manager server settings.
  • Apply the HW-Server-Dell-Vxm-Restapi-custom template to the host.
  • Once the template is applied, fill in the corresponding macros. Some macros are mandatory.
MandatoryNameDescription
XVXMAPIPORTPort used (Default: 443)
XVXMAPIPROTOSpecify http if needed (default: 'https')
XVXMAPIUSERNAMEApi username
XVXMAPIPASSWORDApi password
VMXAPIEXTRAOPTIONSAny extra option you may want to add to the command (eg. a --verbose flag)

How to check in the CLI that the configuration is OK and what are the main options for?​

Once the plugin is installed, log into your Centreon poller's CLI using the centreon-engine user account (su - centreon-engine) and test the plugin by running the following command:

/usr/lib/centreon/plugins/centreon_dell_vxm_restapi.pl  \
--plugin=hardware::server::dell::vxm::restapi::plugin \
--mode=chassis \
--hostname='10.0.0.1' \
--port='443' \
--proto='https' \
--api-username='my-username' \
--api-password='my-password' \
--verbose

The expected command output is shown below:

OK: number of chassis detected: 6, unhealthy: 0 - All chassis are ok | 'chassis.detected.count'=6;;;0; 'chassis.unhealthy.count'=0;;;0;
checking chassis '53FT2T2'
status: Healthy
power supply 'Power Supply 1' status: Healthy
power supply 'Power Supply 2' status: Healthy
checking chassis '53FW2T2'
status: Healthy
power supply 'Power Supply 1' status: Healthy
power supply 'Power Supply 2' status: Healthy
checking chassis '53GN2T2'
status: Healthy
power supply 'Power Supply 1' status: Healthy
power supply 'Power Supply 2' status: Healthy
checking chassis '5JDXF13'
status: Healthy
power supply 'Power Supply 1' status: Healthy
power supply 'Power Supply 2' status: Healthy
checking chassis '6JDXF13'
status: Healthy
power supply 'Power Supply 1' status: Healthy
power supply 'Power Supply 2' status: Healthy
checking chassis '7JDXF13'
status: Healthy
power supply 'Power Supply 1' status: Healthy
power supply 'Power Supply 2' status: Healthy

All available options for a given mode can be displayed by adding the --help parameter to the command:

/usr/lib/centreon/plugins/centreon_dell_vxm_restapi.pl  \
--plugin=hardware::server::dell::vxm::restapi::plugin \
--mode=chassis \
--help

All available modes can be displayed by adding the --list-mode parameter to the command:

/usr/lib/centreon/plugins/centreon_dell_vxm_restapi.pl  \
--plugin=hardware::server::dell::vxm::restapi::plugin \
--list-mode

Troubleshooting​

Please find the troubleshooting documentation for the API-based plugins in this chapter.