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Alcatel Omniswitch

Pack Assets​


The Centreon Pack Alcatel Omniswitch brings a host template:

  • Net-Alcatel-OmniSwitch-SNMP-custom

It brings the following service templates:

Service AliasService TemplateService DescriptionDefault
CpuNet-Alcatel-Omniswitch-Cpu-SNMPCheck CPU usageX
Flash-MemoryNet-Alcatel-Omniswitch-Flash-Memory-SNMPCheck Flash memory usageX
HardwareNet-Alcatel-Omniswitch-Hardware-SNMPCheck hardware stateX
InterfacesNet-Alcatel-Omniswitch-Interfaces-SNMPCheck interfaces
MemoryNet-Alcatel-Omniswitch-Memory-SNMPCheck memory usageX
Spanning-TreeNet-Alcatel-Omniswitch-SpanningTree-SNMPCheck Spanning Tree state on interfaces
Virtual-ChassisNet-Alcatel-Omniswitch-Virtual-Chassis-SNMPCheck virtual chassis

Discovery rules​

Rule NameDescription
Net-Alcatel-Omniswitch-SNMP-Interface-NameDiscover network interfaces and monitor bandwidth utilization

More information about discovering services automatically is available on the dedicated page and in the following chapter.

Collected metrics & status​

Could not retrieve metrics


SNMP Configuration​

To use this pack, the SNMP service must be properly configured on your Alcatel Omniswitch server. Please refer to the official documentation from Alcatel:

Network flow​

The target server must be reachable from the Centreon poller on the UDP/161 SNMP port.


  1. Install the package on every Centreon poller expected to monitor Alcatel Omniswitch resources:
yum install centreon-plugin-Network-Switchs-Alcatel-Omniswitch-Snmp
  1. On the Centreon web interface, on page Configuration > Monitoring Connectors Manager, install the Alcatel Omniswitch Centreon Monitoring Connector.



  • Log into Centreon and add a new host through Configuration > Hosts.
  • Fill the Name, Alias and IP Address / DNS fields according to your Alcatel Omniswitch equipment settings.
  • Apply the Net-Alcatel-OmniSwitch-SNMP-custom template to the host.
  • Once the template is applied, fill in the corresponding macros. Some macros are mandatory.

When using SNMP v3, use the SNMPEXTRAOPTIONS Macro to add specific authentication parameters More information in the Troubleshooting SNMP section.

SNMPEXTRAOPTIONS(Default: 'Configure your own SNMPv3 credentials combo')

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/ \
--plugin=network::alcatel::omniswitch::snmp::plugin \
--mode=interfaces \
--hostname= \
--snmp-version='2c' \
--snmp-community='my-snmp-community' \
--interface='' \
--name \
--warning-in-traffic='' \
--critical-in-traffic='' \
--warning-out-traffic='' \
--critical-out-traffic='' \

The expected command output is shown below:

OK: Traffic In : 321.02b/s (-) Traffic Out : 382.02b/s (-) | ''=9000b/s;;;0; 'interface.traffic.out.bitspersecond'=9000b/s;;;0; 

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

/usr/lib/centreon/plugins/ \
--plugin=network::alcatel::omniswitch::snmp::plugin \
--mode=interfaces \

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

/usr/lib/centreon/plugins/ \
--plugin=network::alcatel::omniswitch::snmp::plugin \


Please find the troubleshooting documentation for Centreon Plugins typical issues.