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2014 Probes Challenge Submissions

network monitoring probes challenge

Thank you to the participants of our inaugural probes contest! Browse through our 42 new probes below: 


APPLICATION MONITORING see all >

VM Ware ESXi [.zip][view]
Denn Omar O. Jara of Alpha Horizons in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia sends a probe to monitor an individual VM guest inside a VMWare ESXi host. The probe displays the VM Guest name, OS, Memory size, and state. It sends alerts if the VM Guest is not running or powered off.


UPS MONITORING see all >

Marconi LMS1000 [.zip][view]
Steven Matkoski from NYSERNet, Inc. in Syracuse, NY sends a probe for the Emerson/Marconi LMS1000 Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).
It reads the voltage and amperage of the device, and alerts at certain thresholds.
Steven writes, "We had absolutely no ability to monitor these devices. With this probe, the UPS fits nicely into our remote-site management." 


Emerson Netsure 501 UPS [.zip][view]
Paul Wefel from NCSA at UIUC sends a probe that monitors an Emerson -48v DC system current and voltage Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).
If the Emerson is running on battery, we need to know when the system voltage is about to fall below the system cutoff value. The probe also allows us to baseline current consumption and alert if there is a change indicating a possible failure in the active redundant unit.


Minuteman SNMP-NET card [.zip][view]
Josh Marsh from Gresham-Barlow School District in Gresham OR, sends a probe to provide basic monitoring for the Minuteman UPS SNMP-Net interface card. It shows basic info, load, temperature, and time remaining.
The probe also supports much larger UPSes, so designing the output to only show the valid info was interesting. There was also some work that needed to be done on formatting, due to output inconsistancies. Tests the MinuteMan SNMP-NET card, and is compatible with SNMP-NV6.



CISCO EQUIPMENT MONITORING see all >

Cisco 3850 [.zip][view]
Wesley Austin from Oakland University in Rochester, MI sends a Cisco 3850 Stack probe. This probe was created to specifically monitor the 3850 Switches since no other probe is able to accurately monitor these devices with as much detail. It displays CPU utilization, free memory, and temperature, and has thresholds for the CPU utilization and temperature.

Cisco ACE Load Balancer [.zip][view]
Artur Walczuk from Acxiom in Warszawa, Poland sends a probe that monitors a Cisco ACE Load Balancer. The probe checks the status of the Cisco ACE load balancers and also the status of their virtual contexts.
Artur writes, "We have Cisco ACE load balancers which are running in active/standby pairs. When someone forgets to upload SSL cert on both units and save the config, the boxes are running out of sync. In this case, all new setups and modifications will not be populated to standby box. And in the case of failover, all recent changes are gone.
"The probe checks the status of synchronization and shows which context on which box is active and which is standby. If boxes are synchronized, one should be active and send StandbyHot. If boxes are running out of sync then standby context is running into StandbyCold.
"To prevent loss of config we need to monitor boxes and make sure nothing is in standbycold status. This probe marks the box in critical status if at least one of virtual contexts is not in active or standbyHot status."


Cisco SLA/Jitter Test [.zip][view]
Kevin Cheng sends a probe that monitors the IP SLA characteristics for a Cisco router/switch. This probe can make an on-demand snmp query of the IP SLA Jitter test data and also collect the last 60 minutes of jitter data from a Cisco device.The probe will measure the RTT, latency and jitter between two routers for a particular interface/ifIndex.

Cisco 3G/4G WAN Interface [.zip][view]
Kevin Cheng sends a probe that monitors a Cisco 3G/4G WAN interface. The probe provides information about the cellular radio, including: Cellular card temp, whether it's using GSM or LTE, and these statistics for the radio: RSSI, RSSP, RSRQ, SNR.

Ironport Cluster [.zip][view]
Javier Benito from Batz S. Coop. in Bizikaia, Igorre, Spain sends a probe that monitors Cisco IronPort email security appliances. The probe monitors mails queue, CPU usage, Memory, Fan status, etc.

Traffic Rate of Change [.zip][view]
James Pugh from eBay Enterprise submitted a probe that checks input and output rate on a specified interface and alerts on given rate of change thresholds over the time between polls. Additionally there are thresholds at which point alerts won't be generated because significantly small amounts of traffic can generate false positives.
"We needed a way to be alerted to potential service impacting traffic spikes from either legitimate or malicious origin. Or conversely significant drops in traffic which may signal some other issue within the data center or applications."


Cisco ASA firewalls [.zip][view]
James Pugh from eBay Enterprise sends a probe that checks the number of active connections through a firewall and alerts if the number of connections changes by a predetermined percent over the polling period. It also has thresholds at which point it will not alert even though a rate of change threshold has been crossed to reduce false alerts during times of low traffic.
"We needed a way to be alerted to potential service impacting connection spikes from either legitimate or malicious origin. Or conversely significant drops in connections which may signal some other issue within the data center or applications."


BGP Peer State [.zip][view]
James Pugh from eBay Enterprise submitted a BGP Peer State probe that monitors the state of specified BGP peer and alerts if it becomes anything other than established.
"We needed the ability to alert on the status of BGP peering that could cause business impact. The need arose because a BGP peer can go down even though a physical interface remains up."


Cisco UCS C2xx [.zip][view]
Espen Throndsen from MediaNetwerk in Oslo, Norway sends a probe that monitors hardware status on Cisco UCS C2xx equipment.


SWITCH / FIREWALL / ROUTER MONITORING see all >

HAProxy Load Balancer [.zip][view]
Michael Graziano from Premier Heart LLC in Port Washington, NY sends a probe that monitors a HAProxy Load Balancer. The probe monitors the HAProxy status and alerts when frontends/backends are unavailable, or when HAProxy load is approaching limits.

Juniper MAG 2600 [.zip][view]
Javier Benito from Batz S. Coop. in Bizikaia, Igorre, Spain sends a probe that monitors a Juniper MAG Series. The probe monitors: Hardware Status, SSL connections, Meeting Users, and Login Atttempts.

Spectracom EC20S Epsilon Clock [.zip][view]
Peter Wahlberg from Media Netwerk AS in Oslo, Norway sends a probe for monitoring a number of parameters for a GPS synchronization unit. It checks that the unit has Signal Lock, enough visible satellites, hardware status (H/W modules, Power Supplies, etc.) and provides necessary information (GPS Longitude, Latitude, Altitude, Current time).
"We're operating an DVB-T SFN network and using these devices for syncing our devices. If the sync disappears for a short time, our devices will mute their output and all customers in that region will lose their tv channels. This probe gives us a 'heads up' when this happens and gives us time to re-establish proper synchronization. It also shows why the sync was lost."


Mailfoundry Email Filtering Appliances [.zip][view]
J Toth from NetEnterprise in Honolulu, Hawaii sends in a probe to monitor a Mailfoundry Email appliance. The Mailfoundry HTTP probe examines the HTTP status built into the Mailfoundry email security device and evaluates parameters including last antivirus and antispam definition update times and dates, database and mail queue utilization, system utilization and queue size based on user inputted thresholds.
The probe was developed to monitor the system health and operation of the Mailfoundry appliance. Without the probe, the only way to determine if definitions were being updated and emails processed on a timely basis was to login to the system and manually check. The probe enables unattended real time monitoring of critical system parameters.


Radware DefensePro [.zip][view]
James Pugh from eBay Enterprise also submitted a probe for the Radware DefensePro Intrusion Detection System (IDS) that monitors interface statistics, CPU and accelerator utilization, as well as cpu temp and fan and power supply status among other variables. It will also alert on received trap variables indicating high threat IDS events.
"We needed a way to monitor critical statistics of the Radware DefensePro as well as alert on certain IDS events. The probe provides the ability to alert on events that occur in real time as well as the typical statistics that one wants to know about a piece of hardware."


Silicom Intelligent Bypass Switch [.zip][view]
James Pugh from eBay Enterprise sends a probe that monitors the port and bypass status of a Silicom Intelligent Bypass switch.
"These bypass switches don't use any standard MIBs. We needed a way to monitor the status of the interfaces, whether up or down, as well as the status of the bypass mode should it be triggered to take the monitoring equipment that is otherwise inline out of the link."


Juniper ERX1440 CPU & Memory [.zip][view]
Matthew Wright of MDNX in Bracknell, Berkshire, UK sends a probe to monitor a Juniper ERX1440 series router for CPU/mem resource and the number of subscribers on the box.
He writes, "We use Juniper ERX1440 devices on the network. We needed a way for InterMapper to alert on any problems and if there is a big drop in subscribers."


Juniper MX80 CPU & Memory [.zip][view]
Matthew Wright from MDNX in Bracknell, Berkshire, UK submits a probe to monitor a Juniper MX80 series router for CPU/mem resource and also alarm conditions.
"We have MX80 router in our core network. We needed a way for Intermapper to alert on any problems."


Juniper M & MX CPU/Memory [.zip][view]
Matthew Wright of MDNX in Bracknell, Berkshire, UK sends a probe that monitors a Juniper M/MX series router for CPU/mem resource and also alarm conditions.
"Our core network uses Juniper routers and we needed a way for Intermapper to alert on any problems." "


Brocade ADX CPU [.zip][view]
Debbie Fligor from the University of Illinois in Urbana IL sends a probe that monitors MP and LP CPU values for a Brocade ADX load balancer.
She writes, "We needed to monitor (and graph) the CPU for the main processor, and especially the BPs which are the processors that do the L4-7 specialty stuff in the ADX to ensure that we had licensed enough BPs. The solution was to make a probe that gathers those values via SNMP and display them in a useful format."


Riverbed Steelhead WAN Optimization Appliance [.zip][view]
Stephen McDonald from Xerox sends a probe that monitors a Riverbed Steelhead WAN optimizer appliance. The probe displays Riverbed specific metrics including reduction % in/out, peered devices, processes, and reduction per port.
Stephen writes, "The built-in reporting interface for Riverbed is nice, but it's a pain to have to log into each one individually to get per device status. Riverbed CMC product can do this - but at extra cost of course."



ENVIRONMENT MONITORING see all >

NTI Enviromux Mini [.zip][view]
Michael Graziano from Premier Heart LLC in Port Washington, NY sends a probe that monitors an EnviroMux Mini. The probe displays temperature, humidity, water and the state of alarm contacts. The EnviroMux Mini can be used for environmental monitoring in manufacturing or office spaces.

APC Netbotz Rack Monitor 200 [.zip][view]
Ilias Manos from Piraeus Port Authority in Piraeus, Greece sends a probe that monitors the temperature, humidity, water and open door of a APC Netbotz 200. Ilias writes, "We needed a software to monitor the temperature, humidity, water and open door of racks with Netbotz. Intermapper Probe Cost = Free."


WIRELESS MONITORING see all >

Aruba Wireless Controllers [.zip][view]
Christopher Howard from the University of Tennesee at Chattanooga sends a probe that monitors Aruba Wireless controllers by pulling information associated with client counts and hardware statistics. It has been tested with Sup1, Sup2, 3600 series, and M3 series controllers. It currently grabs user counts including MAC authenticated users, 802.1X authenticated users, and captive portal authenticated users. It also grabs the total AP count and CPU usage. 
"We needed a way to watch the number of users connected to our wireless. Usually a large drop in the number of wireless users indicates a problem. This probe allows us to chart the number of users and visually see if everything is ok or if there is an issue to investigate."

MikroTik Router Boards and ROS [.zip][view]
Scott Piehn from Computer Dynamics in Freeport, IL sends a probe that monitors a Mikrotik PTP Wireless Link. The probe reports: Board Type, ROS version, Board Firmware, Frequency, TX/RX Signal, Link Uptime, SNR, CCQ, TX Rate, SSID, CPU Load. It issues alerts: Low Signal, High Signal, Low Transfer.

Radwin 2000 [.zip][view]
Tim Huffman of Business Only Broadband in Lombard, IL, sends a probe that monitors the Radwin 2000 radio. It gives transmit frequency, channel width, current bandwidth, and signal level.

Cambium PTP800 [.zip][view]
Brian Fults of Louisiana Radio Communications, Inc. sends a probe to monitor a Motorola Cambium PTP800 licensed spectrum backhaul radio. It monitors and displays a variety of information, including mode and association, range, active channels, transmit and receive modulation mode, current and maximum transmit power, receive power, vector error, link loss, and signal-to-noise ratio. It will go into alarm and warning states based on user-specified levels for the modulation/speed mode, received power, vector error, link loss, and signal-to-noise ratio.

Ubiquiti Nano Bridge [.zip][view]
Brian Fults from Louisiana Radio sends a probe to monitor the Ubiquiti Nano Bridge Customer Premise Equipment (CPE). It displays the following information: Antenna Type, Firmware Version, Uptime, Signal Strength, Tx & Rx Rate, SSID, and Frequency. It has been Tested with AirOS V3.5, V3.4, V3.3, and confirmed not to work with 3.1.1. Set response times to 2000, 3000, 4000. Otherwise this probe will create response time errors on map.

Ubiquiti Air Fiber [.zip][view]
Brian Fults from Louisiana Radio Communications, Inc. sends a probe to monitor a Ubiquiti Air Fiber point-to-point backhaul radio. It displays the following information: Antenna Type, Firmware Version, Uptime, Signal Strength, Tx & Rx Rate, SSID, Frequency, and WLAN traffic.
It has been Tested with AirOS V3.5, V3.4, V3.3, and confirmed not to work with 3.1.1. Set response times to 2000, 3000, 4000 otherwise this probe will create response time errors on map.


Canopy CMM-Micro [.zip][view]
Scott Piehn from Computer Dynamics in Freeport, IL sends a probe that monitors a Canopy CMM Micro. The probe displays Firmware version, Location, GPS Station, and Each Port Status. It also issues alerts on low Satalite, and allows port identification without going into device.

PacketFlux Temperature Module [.zip][view]
Scott Piehn from Computer Dynamics in Freeport, IL sends a probe that monitors a PacketFlux Temperature Module. The probe displays Firmware version and Temperature for two external probes, and alerts on high and low temperature for each probe.

PacketFlux 24v Base Unit [.zip][view]
Scott Piehn from Computer Dynamics in Freeport, IL sends a probe that monitors a PacketFlux 24v Battery unit. The probe reports Firmware version, temperature, 24v Battery Level, Battery Charge Left, AC Voltage Presence, Watchdog IP. The probe issues Warning for Temperature, Battery Voltage Level, and No AC Voltage.

PacketFlux 12v Base Unit [.zip][view]
Scott Piehn from Computer Dynamics in Freeport, IL sends a probe that monitors a PacketFlux 12v Battery Base Unit. The probe reports Firmware version, temperature, 12v Battery Level, Battery Charge Left, AC Voltage Presence, Watchdog IP. It issues Warnings for Temperature, Battery Voltage Level, and No AC Voltage.

Ubiquiti AirFiber24 Radio [.zip][view]
Scott Piehn from Computer Dynamics in Freeport, IL sends a probe that monitors a Ubiquiti AirFiber 24 V1.5 backhaul radio. The probe reports: SSID, Mode, Firmware, Signal, Frequency, Capacity, Satellites, Duplex Mode, and alerts on low Satellite, Low Signal.

Ubiquiti M Line CPE [.zip][view]
Scott Piehn from Computer Dynamicsin Freeport, IL sends a probe to monitor Ubiquiti M-Line Customer Premise Equipment (CPE). The probe reports Radio Type, Firmware, Signal Strength, SSID, Frequency, Bytex Rx/TX, and alerts on Low/High Signal, Low Transfer.

Ubiquiti M Line APs [.zip][view]
Scott Piehn from Computer Dynamics in Freepot, IL sends a probe that monitors the Ubuquiti M-line Access Point (AP). The probe reports Radio Type, Firmware Version, MAC Address, SSID, and Bytes rx/tx, and allows identification of key radio settings without getting into the radio.

Ubiquiti WIFI APs [.zip][view]
Scott Piehn from Computer Dynamics of Freeport, IL, sends a probe that monitors a Ubiquiti WIFI Access Point (AP). It reports Antenna type, Firmware version, MAX Address, SSID, Frequency. This allows identification of key settings without going into device.

Trango Apex Plus [.zip][view]
Tim Huffman from Business Only Broadband in Lombard, IL sends a probe that monitors the Trango Apex Plus Radio, and alarms if the link is down or the link is taking errors.

Trango StrataLink 24 [.zip][view]
Tim Huffman from Business Only Broadband in Lombard IL sends a probe that monitors a Trango StrataLink 24GHz Radio. It alarms if the link is down or the link is taking errors.