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F5 extension (snmp V1.0.4) is pulling data but dashboard not shown information

Yosi_Neuman
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Hi guys,

Customer installed the extension (V 1.0.3 and then upgrade to V1.0.4) and we see information only at the top of the dashboard while all other tiles are empty 

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Also when clicking on the links the information is empty, for example instances link

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The extension do pull lots of information in terms of metrics  (106)

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And when look into the tiles its look like the metrics are not set correctly 

Yosi_Neuman_3-1645520617447.png

 

After rechoosing them 

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We do see the information 

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So its look like dashboard issue

Any suggestions?

BTW cluster version is 234

 

All the best and stay safe

Yos

 

 

 

 

 

 

dynatrace certificated professional - dynatrace primer partner - Matrix Soft Ware Division - Israel
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Radu
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Hi Yos,

 

Can you share with us some screenshots of the following:

  1. Any one metric that you are seeing data collected for, in a graph over time (not split by anything).
  2. The same metric as point 1, but split by one of the F5 entities it belongs to (you should see these auto populated in the split by dropdown).
  3. The list of F5 related entries in Settings > Topology Model > Generic Types.

 

Thank you.

Yosi_Neuman
DynaMight Champion
DynaMight Champion

Hi @Radu 

Thanks for the prompt answer!

Here it goes:

1. 

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2.

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3.

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Let me know if you need any more information 

Thanks again

Yos 

 

 

 

dynatrace certificated professional - dynatrace primer partner - Matrix Soft Ware Division - Israel

Radu
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While the second screenshot is not splitting by an entity - I think I found the issue 🙂

  • Are there any metrics that you can split by "F5 Instance name" ?

 

The instance name (retrieved by OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.5.0) is the only detail that the entire extension topology depends on as it is used to uniquely identify F5 Instances and the objects running on them.

 

So long as the F5 device responds with values to the metric queries, the metrics will report those results (even though some splittings may be missing) - this is why you can see metrics and their data. 

The top row of tiles on the dashboard removes any dimension splitting which is why these tiles also show data.

All other tiles on the dashboard will split the metrics by the primary entity they belong to. Since you're not registerding "F5 Instance name" that all entities depend on, no entities are being created, hence why these tiles are empty and also why the shortcuts send you to empty lists.

 

Is it possible for you to run an SNMP Get query against this device?

It would be helpful to see what comes back when querying OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.5.0

Yosi_Neuman
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Hi @Radu ,

OK its looks like we are close to the root cause here ....

From extension log its shows that OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.5.0 return no value 

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Do you still need here to check the response from snmp get ?

Yos 

 

dynatrace certificated professional - dynatrace primer partner - Matrix Soft Ware Division - Israel

Radu
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@Yosi_Neuman- I think it's pretty clear that the OID returns an empty value.

I am now curious, can you split any of these metrics by "device.name" and "device.address" dimensions?

These are normally resolved from a DNS query against the value of that OID (which usually is the FQDN of the F5 if known). I'm curious what values have these been replaced with.

 

And finally - has anything changed with the F5 device configuration between using v. 1.0.3 and v. 1.0.4 of the extension? It is very strange that this was not causing issues before as the extension has not changed in this regard.

Yosi_Neuman
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Hi @Radu 

 

In which of the metric we can find "device.name" or "device.address" dimensions? browse thru several and found none. 

 

So if we will add to the local DNS entry with the F5 ip it will resolve the issue ?

 

Customer just connect today the extension with version V1.0.3 and saw a message that there is a new version and update it right a way. Information was not shown from the beginning.

 

Yos

 

dynatrace certificated professional - dynatrace primer partner - Matrix Soft Ware Division - Israel

Radu
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I believe that will fix the problem.

You can always check with an SNMP Get against the OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.5.0 - as long as this does not return a value, you will not get entities.

 

device.name and device.address are added automatically to all metrics coming from an extension. If you're not seeing them it means that we don't have any default values, so they depend on the DNS name being resolved correctly.

Yosi_Neuman
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OK 

We will ask to add the DNS entry and will update ASAP

Thanks !

dynatrace certificated professional - dynatrace primer partner - Matrix Soft Ware Division - Israel

Hi again @Radu 

After adding the DNS entry the message regarding the missing DNS disappeared 

But still the OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.5.0 returns no value 

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And data is not shown 

Any other suggestion what is missing from the F5 side that not return the sysName?

Thanks in advance 

Yos 

 

dynatrace certificated professional - dynatrace primer partner - Matrix Soft Ware Division - Israel

Radu
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@Yosi_Neuman 

Try also restarting the snpmd agent on the F5 (as per f5 recommendation)

And also manually setting it to a value (as per f5 article here)

Yosi_Neuman
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OK!!!

Working on those suggestions with customer.

Will update ASAP

Thanks

Yos 

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Hi @Radu 

After restart of the snpmd agent on the F5 we started to see "device.name" and "device.address" dimensions for f5 metrics.

The instance name was added after some inside configuration by the F5 guy and now we see information!!

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Thanks for your support  :clap:!

All the best and stay safe

Yos 

 

dynatrace certificated professional - dynatrace primer partner - Matrix Soft Ware Division - Israel