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Is there F5 Load Balancer plugin available? The similar as AppD already supports.

alexander_zagor
Advisor

Hi,

as per subject, I am interested in F5 plugin that can retrieve performance metrics from the F5 over REST API.

An example of AppDynamics implementation:

https://www.appdynamics.com/community/exchange/extension/f5-monitoring-extension/

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birtan_ozel
Inactive

Hi Alex,

Here is a similar question which might be helpful: https://answers.dynatrace.com/questions/170812/f5...

And here is a REST Monitor Plugin, you can do a request to the F5 REST API and extract the interesting measures from your HTTP response: https://community.dynatrace.com/community/display...

Best regards,

Birtan

Jakub_Mierzewsk
Inactive

Hello Alex,

We are currently working for built-in F5 remote plugin for Dynatrace (it will not be available in AppMon)
What performance metrics are most important for you?

Best,
Jakub

@Alex: Long time no hear from you 🙂

To answer your question - I've made such plugin to monitor BIG-IP. In my case, I'm using native F5 interface, the way F5 admin console does.

It' faster, more stable, less complex than REST.

IMO - better data quality, when compared to AppD, i.e. I'm reporting per individual F5 CPU...

Contact me: slawomir.michalik@omnilogy.pl if you need to know more details.

Cheers,

Slawek

adam_gardner
Dynatrace Champion
Dynatrace Champion

@Dave M. Can you help here?

Hi Adam,

A while ago I looked at the REST option, like AppD, but decided to try the SNMP option instead in order to leverage the already existing SNMP plugin. I found it works to turn a MIB into a metric group, but only for the "static" values (not tables). I then looked into using SNMPWalk to get all exposed numeric metrics and found it was hard to turn the numeric OIDs into text OIDs. Then other work took over and I left it all behind. Also, I believe @Asad A. was looking into creating a REST-based version of the plugin fairly recently.

Thanks,

dave

mohaideen_shand
Participant

I am also looking this plug in. Can you please provide information here. Thanks in advance.

What is the status on this? Is this feature now available for Dynatrace? Thanks!

michael_joseph_
Organizer

I am also looking into this plugin. Is there an EAP? Thank you.

Jakub_Mierzewsk
Inactive

F5 EAP will be started in June. I order to join EAP pleas contact with @Michael L.

Thank you. I really appreciate it.

Hi Sun,

The F5 platform extension for Dynatrace is currently in early access.

Here is the link to the Platform Extensions homepage:

https://www.dynatrace.com/services-support/platfor...

And fact sheet:

https://assets.dynatrace.com/en/docs/fs/2782-platf...

Andrew


Regards,
Andrew M.

Hello - I'm a little confused about this, the document states "Dynatrace Extensions are ready-made, easy to deploy, and fully supported components" - but where do we obtain the F5 or Datapower extensions?


Hi Ben,

I suggest you to send through a contact request https://www.dynatrace.com/contact/ and select "I want to be contacted by services". Ask to be placed into the Early Access Program (EAP) for Dynatrace Extension Services.

Regards,

Andrew


Regards,
Andrew M.

aboddeti
Inactive

We are also having a need to monitor our F5s. Appreciate if you can share the status and installation details for this plugin. Thanks !


chase_hulderma1
Inactive

It looks like @Michael L. knows about the EAP for Dynatrace (not AppMon). There's also a way to publish the information via API if you're already collecting the data (I think they assume a lot though).


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