Checkpoint   Checkpoint – Useful SNMP OIDs to monitor (VSX)

It is very important to keep your Checkpoint environment monitored. Given that it offers a wide variety of SNMP data, I have collected some of the (in my opinion) most useful OIDs MIBs. Altough I use Icinga and Grafana (as you can see the related outputs in this post), almost any monitoring system can be used to get and show SNMP monitoring data.

About SNMP and Checkpoint

Enable SNMP

Before being able to run examples like the ones below, SNMP must be enabled in VS mode.

In the examples:
– vsx1 = <gateway IP or hostname>
– -n ctxname vsid2 = <VS virtual system 2>

Get MIB files

If you want to download the MIB files: Check Point SNMP MIB files

OIDs – Hardware status

Hardware sensors (fans, power supplies, temperatures and raid state)

Fan statusfanSpeedSensorStatus
Power Supply statuspowerSupplyStatus
Raid statusraidDiskState
Temperature statustempertureSensorTable.
snmpwalk -v 3 -l authNoPriv -u user -A pass vsx1 CHECKPOINT-MIB::fanSpeedSensorStatus
CHECKPOINT-MIB::fanSpeedSensorStatus.1.0 = INTEGER: 0
CHECKPOINT-MIB::fanSpeedSensorStatus.2.0 = INTEGER: 0
CHECKPOINT-MIB::fanSpeedSensorStatus.3.0 = INTEGER: 0
CHECKPOINT-MIB::fanSpeedSensorStatus.4.0 = INTEGER: 0

snmpwalk -v 3 -l authNoPriv -u user -A pass vsx1 CHECKPOINT-MIB::powerSupplyStatus
CHECKPOINT-MIB::powerSupplyStatus.1.0 = STRING: Up
CHECKPOINT-MIB::powerSupplyStatus.2.0 = STRING: Up

snmpwalk -v 3 -l authNoPriv -u user -A pass vsx1 CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorTable
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorIndex.1.0 = INTEGER: 1
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorIndex.2.0 = INTEGER: 2
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorIndex.3.0 = INTEGER: 3
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorIndex.4.0 = INTEGER: 4
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorName.1.0 = STRING: CPU0 Temp
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorName.2.0 = STRING: CPU1 Temp
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorName.3.0 = STRING: Intake Temp
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorName.4.0 = STRING: Outlet Temp
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorValue.1.0 = STRING: 65.50
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorValue.2.0 = STRING: 65.00
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorValue.3.0 = STRING: 30.38
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorValue.4.0 = STRING: 31.50
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorUnit.1.0 = STRING: Celsius
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorUnit.2.0 = STRING: Celsius
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorUnit.3.0 = STRING: Celsius
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorUnit.4.0 = STRING: Celsius
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorType.1.0 = STRING: Temperature
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorType.2.0 = STRING: Temperature
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorType.3.0 = STRING: Temperature
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorType.4.0 = STRING: Temperature
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorStatus.1.0 = INTEGER: 0
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorStatus.2.0 = INTEGER: 0
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorStatus.3.0 = INTEGER: 0
CHECKPOINT-MIB::tempertureSensorStatus.4.0 = INTEGER: 0

snmpwalk -v 3 -l authNoPriv -u user -A pass vsx1 CHECKPOINT-MIB::raidDiskState
CHECKPOINT-MIB::raidDiskState.1.0 = INTEGER: 0
CHECKPOINT-MIB::raidDiskState.2.0 = INTEGER: 0


OIDs – Connections

Current connections in certain virtual system and the configured limit.
This limit is configured in the virtual system properties, Optimization section (Capacity Optimization)

Connections limitfwConnTableLimit.
snmpwalk -v 3 -l authNoPriv -u user -A pass -n ctxname_vsid2 vsx1 CHECKPOINT-MIB::fwNumConn.0
CHECKPOINT-MIB::fwNumConn.0 = Gauge32: 64121

snmpwalk -v 3 -l authNoPriv -u user -A pass -n ctxname_vsid2 vsx1 CHECKPOINT-MIB::fwConnTableLimit.0
CHECKPOINT-MIB::fwConnTableLimit.0 = Gauge32: 199900

OIDs – ClusterXL state

If you manage a Checkpoint ClusterXL, I suppose you use quite a lot the “cphaprob state” command.

snmpwalk -v 3 -l authNoPriv -u user -A pass -n ctxname_vsid2 vsx1 CHECKPOINT-MIB::haState.0
CHECKPOINT-MIB::haState.0 = STRING: standby


Yes, I monitor each of the 48 CPU cores each of the 2 Checkpoint gateways have XD

/usr/bin/snmpwalk -v 3 -l authNoPriv -u user -A pass vsx1 CHECKPOINT-MIB::multiProcUsage
CHECKPOINT-MIB::multiProcUsage.1.0 = Gauge32: 7
CHECKPOINT-MIB::multiProcUsage.2.0 = Gauge32: 2
CHECKPOINT-MIB::multiProcUsage.3.0 = Gauge32: 8
CHECKPOINT-MIB::multiProcUsage.4.0 = Gauge32: 8
CHECKPOINT-MIB::multiProcUsage.5.0 = Gauge32: 7
CHECKPOINT-MIB::multiProcUsage.6.0 = Gauge32: 7
CHECKPOINT-MIB::multiProcUsage.7.0 = Gauge32: 6
CHECKPOINT-MIB::multiProcUsage.8.0 = Gauge32: 6
CHECKPOINT-MIB::multiProcUsage.9.0 = Gauge32: 6
CHECKPOINT-MIB::multiProcUsage.10.0 = Gauge32: 6
CHECKPOINT-MIB::multiProcUsage.11.0 = Gauge32: 6
CHECKPOINT-MIB::multiProcUsage.12.0 = Gauge32: 6
CHECKPOINT-MIB::multiProcUsage.13.0 = Gauge32: 5
CHECKPOINT-MIB::multiProcUsage.14.0 = Gauge32: 5
CHECKPOINT-MIB::multiProcUsage.15.0 = Gauge32: 5

Example of Icinga outputs

By accesing this SNMP data, you can generate the related monitors and graphs using your favourite monitoring system like Icinga (+ Grafana)

Hardware status

ClusterXL status



This is the graph generated by Grafana for 48 cores XD
Maybe you think its not useful at all. Then you can check: Checkpoint – Unexpected high cpu usage and SecureXL


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