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Sun K. asked ·

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

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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Jakub M. answered ·

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

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Thank you. I really appreciate it.

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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

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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?

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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

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Chase H. answered ·

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

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

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

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Mohaideen S. answered ·

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

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@Dave M. Can you help here?

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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

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Slawek M. answered ·

@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

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Jakub M. answered ·

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

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