Cisco APIC Monitoring
IN THIS ARTICLE:
Introduction to Cisco APIC Monitoring
The Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (Cisco APIC) is the main architectural component of the Cisco ACI solution. It is the unified point of automation and management for the Cisco ACI fabric, policy enforcement, and health monitoring.
Using LogicMonitor's Cisco APIC package, you can monitor the controller's compute hypervisor status, fabric pod/node health, interface performance, system CPU, and more.
LogicMonitor's Cisco APIC package is compatible with:
- Release 2.2(1) - 4.1(1)
As Cisco releases newer versions of APIC, LogicMonitor will test and extend coverage as necessary.
From the LogicMonitor Repository, import all Cisco APIC LogicModules, which are listed in the LogicModules in Package section of this support article.
Add Devices Into Monitoring
Add your Cisco APIC controller(s) into monitoring. For more information on adding resources into monitoring, see Adding Devices.
LogicMonitor must provide the appropriate credentials in order to successfully access the Cisco APIC REST API. These credentials must belong to an API user account that has been assigned the following minimum permissions:
Once a REST API user account is established, the following properties must be set on the Cisco APIC resource within LogicMonitor. For more information on setting properties, see Device Properties.
LogicModules in Package
LogicMonitor's package for Cisco APIC contains the following LogicModules. Please ensure that all of these LogicModules are imported into your LogicMonitor platform.
When setting static datapoint thresholds on the various metrics tracked by this integration package, LogicMonitor follows the technology owner's best practice KPI recommendations. If necessary, we encourage you to adjust these predefined thresholds to meet the unique needs of your environment. For more information on tuning datapoint thresholds, see Tuning Static Thresholds for Datapoints.