Custom SNMP Collector

Right after joining the NOC Tools team as a data scientist/data engineer role almost one year ago, I learned that monitoring would be an essential part of the roadmap. The goal for 2021 was to be able to monitor each device if it’s healthy and performing as expected on the field, on the exchange point, or the customers’ offices and homes across the whole of Turkey. Of course, there is an ongoing monitoring system that handles all those operations and sends alerts to respondents. Yet, most of the parts of that system consist of outdated tools, legacy codes. So, I took the responsibility for every single part of which “data” is coming through or going out and managed to replace oldies with newbies and also goodies.

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RRDtool – InfluxDB – Grafana / Read – Write – Monitor

During my first few weeks of working at a TELCO company, I was tasked with handling RRD files. RRD’s (round-robin database) are data storage files containing time-series data with ranging resolutions. Because of the way data is stored in RRD files, the system storage footprint is always constant. I was responsible for reading the data stored in these RRD files, writing them into our company’s InfluxDB and monitoring the data values through Grafana.

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