Skip to content

Nortel Passport Switches (Commercial)


This ZenPack is developed and supported by Zenoss Inc. Commercial ZenPacks are available to Zenoss commercial customers only. Contact Zenoss to request more information regarding this or any other ZenPacks. Click here to view all available Zenoss Commercial ZenPacks.


Zenoss, Inc.



Nortel Passport Switches (Commercial) ZenPack

Monitoring for Nortel Passport switches.


This ZenPack is included with commercial versions of Zenoss and enterprise support for this ZenPack is provided to Zenoss customers with an active subscription.


The ZenPacks.zenoss.NortelMonitor ZenPack monitors devices from Nortel Networks.


Prerequisite Restriction
Product Zenoss platform 4.x, Zenoss 2.2 or higher
Required ZenPacks ZenPacks.zenoss.NortelMonitor

Configuring Nortel Devices to Allow SNMP Queries

Configure the Nortel device to allow SNMP queries from the Zenoss platform server, and send SNMP v1 or SNMP v2 traps to the Zenoss platform server.

Configuring Zenoss platform

All Nortel devices must exist under the /Devices/Network/Nortel device class.

  1. Navigate to the device or device class in the Zenoss platform interface.
    • If applying changes to a device class:
      1. Select the class in the devices hierarchy.
      2. Click Details.
      3. Select Configuration Properties.
    • If applying changes to a device:
      1. Click the device in the device list.
      2. Select Configuration Properties.
  2. Edit the appropriate configuration properties for the device or devices.

    Nortel Configuration Properties | | | |--------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | Name | Description | | zSnmpCommunity | Consult with your network administrators to determine the SNMP community permitted. | | zSnmpMonitorIgnore | This should be set to False | | zSnmpPort | The default port is 161. | | zSnmpVer | This should be set to v2c |

  3. Click Save to save your changes. You will now be able to start collecting the Nortel device metrics from this device.

  4. Navigate to Graphs and you should see some placeholders for graphs. After approximately fifteen minutes you should see the graphs start to become populated with information.


Type Name
Modeler zenmodeler
Performance Collector zenperfsnmp