Arista Temperature Status Test

A sudden/gradual increase in the temperature of the target switch may cause serious damage to the hardware components of the switch. This is why, administrators should continuously monitor the temperature of the switch. The Arista Temperature Status test helps administrators in this regard!

This test reports the current temperature status of the switch. Using this test administrators are alerted to temperature sensor failures, critical temperature thresholds and overheating of the hardware components.

Target of the test : Arista Switch

Agent deploying the test : An external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the target Arista Switch that is to be monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed


The IP address of the Arista Switch that is being monitored.

SSH Port

Besides SNMP, this test also uses the Arista Switch CLI to pull metrics. To run the CLI commands, the test first needs to establish an SSH connection with the Arista Switch. To enable the test to establish this connection, specify the SSH Port here.

SSH Username, SSH Password, and Confirm Password

As stated earlier, this test also uses the Arista Switch CLI to pull metrics. To use the CLI, the test first needs to connect to the Arista Switch via SSH, and then run commands using CLI. For running the commands, this test requires the privileges of a valid SSH user with permission to run the CLI commands. Specify the user name and password of such a user against SSH UserName and SSH Password text boxes, and confirm the password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box.


Specify the duration (in seconds) within which the SNMP query executed by this test should time out in this text box. The default is 10 seconds.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation


Indicates the current temperature status of the switch.


The values that this measure can report and their corresponding numeric values are as follows:

Measure Value

Numeric Value
Unknown 0
Ok 1


Critical 3

Sensor Failed



By default, this measure reports one of the Measure Values listed in the table above to indicate the current temperature status of the switch. In the graph of this measure however, the same is represented using the corresponding numeric equivalents only.