SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is an Internet-standard protocol for monitoring and configuring devices on IP networks.

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Is SNMP still used widely as of 2015?

A lot of things about SNMP seemed cumbersome to me even 15 years ago. One example is the concept of MIB being a local resource to "make sense" of the otherwise numeric OIDs. Has SNMP been modernized ...
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Looking for a good SNMP Browser to run under Windows [closed]

I used to use Getif for poking around inside SNMP results from servers and devices. However it no longer works with Windows 7 and 64-bit. I am looking for hopefully an open source bit of software ...
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Why does snmp fail to use its own MIBs?

I've done a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04LTS, and installed the snmpd and snmp packages. If I type: snmpwalk -m ALL -v2c -c public localhost 1.3 I get swathes of errors, of the form: Cannot adopt ...
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SNMP Deprecated in Windows Server 2012

According to Technet's Features Removed or Deprecated in Windows Server 2012, SNMP is being depreciated: SNMP is deprecated. Instead, use the Common Information Model (CIM), which is supported ...
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How do I passively monitor the Windows Event Log?

How can I monitor the Windows Event Log remotely such that I will be informed automatically when certain events occur? There are plenty of active monitoring solutions, but they require human ...
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Solution to route/proxy SNMP Traps (or Netflow, generic UDP, etc) for network monitoring?

I'm implementing a network monitoring solution for a very large network (approximately 5000 network devices). We'd like to have all devices on our network send SNMP traps to a single box (technically ...
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Is anyone using an SNMP and/or WMI poller to push custom metrics to Amazon CloudWatch, and if so how?

Amazon CloudWatch has a decent console, and an alarm system which uses Amazon SNS for notifications. Originally it only gave you AWS metrics, e.g. EC2 instance CPU utilization. Recently they added ...
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How can I get FreeNAS and pfSense to report more using SNMP?

I have two servers which run variants of FreeBSD: One is a pfSense router and one is a FreeNAS 8 server. Both these servers run SNMP, and I am collecting and graphing their information using a third ...
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What can SNMP be useful for in a small network?

I have been administering servers and clients in small business offices, and have never used SNMP. But I have read about it and it looks interesting. As what I understand, it is mostly useful if you ...
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SNMP - So I have a MIB. Now What?

I can't seem to get my head wrapped around the purpose of a MIB. I have a collection of ~20 MIB files that were supplied to me by the vendor, but what do I do with them? I also have a few OID's that ...
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Monitor DELL hardware on VMware ESXi 5.5 server

Despite researching this topic quite a bit online (to be fair I'm not a full time sysadmin) I'm unable to figure this out. We have a bunch of VMWare ESXi 5.5 servers, some of which are integrated ...
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Monitor a Windows Server using SNMP

How hard can this be? I want to get the current CPU performance from a remote Win 2k3 machine. I need to use SNMP because the machine is behind a firewall. Assumptions: I understand networking/can ...
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Computer controlled winch

It was a long time coming but I've just had AC installed in my server room. I've also purchased a MiniGoose II from ITWatchDogs which I can't say enough about. So I'm covered by cooling, and I'll be ...
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How do I remotely install, configure and maintain SNMP?

I'm looking to remotely install the SNMP and SNMP WMI Provider services on Windows Server 2008 R2, configure specific options for the Agent, Traps, and Security tabs, then make sure these services and ...
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How do I poll the ARP table with an SNMP OID?

When you need to poll the ARP table of a device, conventional wisdom is to use ipNetToMediaPhysAddress or atPhysAddress; however, both of these OIDs are deprecated according to Cisco's documentation. ...
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Is there a way to share S.M.A.R.T. data over SNMP?

Is there a way to share S.M.A.R.T. data over SNMP? I'd like to be able to make cacti graphs of it and hook it up to Nagios. What I want to do is be able to get some statistics on my harddisks ...
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snmptt not translating traps, even with translate_log_trap_oid=1

I am having some trouble configuring snmptt to properly translate snmp traps. The following is a problem: /etc/snmp/snmptt.conf reflects: EVENT fgFmTrapIfChange .1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.6.0.1004 "...
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How do I collect SNMP readings from intermittently-connected sites?

I am collecting SNMP data on-site for a number of systems, currently using Cacti. These systems are spread on a number of sites that aren't always connected to internet, but I also need to centralize ...
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How to find all the snmp enabled devices in my network?

I want to find all the snmp enabled devices in my network, I got something like how it works in a agent and manager architecture. I got net-snmp library to create a simple application to get the snmp ...
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Monitoring Bandwidth Usage (Per Internal IP) - Cisco ASA 5505

I manage a small network with a Cisco ASA 5505 and a shared DSL connection. I would like to be able monitor the bandwidth usage of the various users/devices on my network (by IP address). Can I do ...
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SNMPD not binding correctly

OS: Debian 5.0.3 SNMPD Version: 5.4.1 I have the following two lines in my snmpd.conf file: interface eth0agentaddress udp:161 I'm getting the following errors in my syslog: Oct 5 18:04:44 ...
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Hardware checks for Dell R820 Servers through Nagios using SNMP

We use Nagios for monitoring. Is there a way to create hardware checks using SNMP MIB for R820 servers running ESXi5.x on them? Right now we are using this python plugin: current python plugin But ...
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What is the impact of disabling a printer's checkbox for “SNMP Status Enabled” with or without a print server inline? [closed]

To harden SNMP security one must deviate from the default get community string of "public". Once that is done, as well as disabling any remaining get community strings of "public" such as HP units, ...
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Simulate SNMP traps to test surveillance

I'm trying to use Net-SNMP on Windows to emulate a trap that should trigger an alarm on our surveillance system. This is the setup: Windows 7 client that sends the trap Net-SNMP as software for ...
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Is there a good way to programmatically configure VLANs on a managed switch?

My situation is that my company makes a product that (currently) requires the user to set up a dozen or so VLANs on a managed switch that is dedicated to the exclusive use with our product. Currently,...
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SNMP bytes received disagrees with ifconfig

SNMP ifInOctets = 2145342796 - about 2GB. ifconfig: RX bytes:174302710687 (174.3 GB) Interestingly, the sent bytes agree almost perfectly: ifOutOctets: 1002415050 - about 1GB ifconfig: TX bytes:...
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Checking for read only file systems remotely

I need to remotely periodically check if a Linux file system is mounted read only on lots of servers. The only tools at my disposal in this instance are the usual CLI scripting languages (BASH/Perl/...
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Linux ifIndex persistence for SNMP

We are using OpManager to montior interface devices on remote linux boxes. These boxes have VLANs that we use to collect information about the networks that are being trunked to the boxes. For ...
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SNMP - Value of CPU processor load not reflecting reality

Trying to plot CPU load on my server, with the following hardware: ProLiant DL360p Gen8 (same behavior on ProLiant DL360 G7). The machine is running VMWare ESXi5.1 To create a CPU spike I run dd if=/...
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Which SNMP variables to diagnose/characterise wifi congestion?

I'm preparing for a load test of a classroom wifi system. The pupils all turn on their laptops at the start of the lesson, which launches the web browser and then they start the lesson - which ...
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Why do SNMP agents need MIB files?

After reading up on SNMP and some of the questions help here I think understand the agent role as a SNMP service to device (Like SQL, it is an API to storage). When you execute a SQL query the SQL ...
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Collecting and centralizing information from many servers, sort of like Puppet's facter

We manage hundreds of RedHat Enterprise Linux servers happily with Puppet. One of the cool side effects is that we can go to /var/lib/puppet/yaml/facts and look at the output of the "facter" utility (...
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SNMP MIB file resource

My company(ISP) has 50+ switch models in our network, we manage them via SNMP from our web based intranet, for some Huawei switches we can't figure out the OID's we need (we usualy figure the OID we ...
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HP 5500 switch manual states SNMP traps impact performance and advises against their use unless “necessary” - why?

We just bought two HP 5500-24G-4SFP beasts and I'd like to properly integrate the switches into Nagios. Most of our current monitoring polls actively via SNMP so I figured it would be wise and use the ...
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Monitor Size of the CAM Table on a Cisco Switch

We noticed some stray packets from our switch going out ports they should not have. After clearing the cam table with clear mac address-table the problem seems to have gone away. Our best theory at ...
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Tracking Avaya call volume via SNMP?

Our company uses an Avaya IPOffice system. We're relatively light on our call volume, but I'd really like to know where our peaks and valleys are. Is it possible to track call usage on the Avaya ...
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how to get interface traffic snmp information for routers ( cisco, zte, huawei …)?

I have cisco, zte, huawei routers..How can i get the traffic information of every interfaces of these routers. I donot have mib file of zte and huawei. So, i want a generic mib file which can monitor ...
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SNMP keeps crashing

We're using OpsView/Nagios to monitor our servers. We've added the SNMP service to all our servers and deployed the configuration via GPO, but one win2k3 server seems to have a problem; it crashes ...
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Ntpd monitoring

Is it possible to monitor an ntpd server running on windows using snmp ( or possibly something else ) I couldn't find any documentation on the subject. I'm interested in any information the server ...
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SNMP equivalent for show ip route?

I'm new to SNMP. Is there an equivalent in SNMP to "show ip route" on a Cisco 10K router?
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Can I give my own MIB any OID that I want? Is there a convention to application MIB OID?

I created a scalar MIB for my application, monitor request_queue_size. I followed the write MIB tutorial . The OID there is a long hierarchical OID. I wonder if I can give a short hierarchical OID ...
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How do I select an OID for my MIB

I've been trying to attach an OID to run a specific script for sometime and at this point I think the culprit is my bad MIB. I've corrected my MIB but I'm curious about the OID i'm trying to use. ...
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Query total page count via SNMP HP Laserjet

I was asked to get hold of the total pages counts for the 100+ printers we have at work. All of them are HP Laser or Business Jets of some description and the vast majority are connected via some ...
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Can Zabbix alert me when an SNMP device does not respond?

Zabbix is capable of monitoring SNMP-capable devices, and even displays their status in its web interface: The green icon indicates that Zabbix is receiving data. The red icon indicates that ...
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How to calculate CPU % based on raw CPU ticks in SNMP

According to http://net-snmp.sourceforge.net/docs/mibs/ucdavis.html#scalar_notcurrent ssCpuUser, ssCpuSystem, ssCpuIdle, etc are deprecated in favor of the raw variants (ssCpuRawUser, etc). The ...
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Snmpd update interface counters slowly or something like this

I update one my freebsd box to 9-stable (totally new installation) and install net-snmp for monitoring. uname -r 9.1-PRERELEASE pkg_info net-snmp-5.7.1_7 Information for net-snmp-5.7.1_7: Comment:...
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How do I use SNMP

I´m taking a network management class and the main topic is SNMP. Although my teacher is good at explaining the theoretical part of SNMP ( V1,V2,V3, RMON, MIBS etc.) he is not good at explaining the ...
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Mass SNMP updates?

Is there an easy way to update over 1000 Windows hosts with an additional permitted manager? I have tools to remotely run scripts on hosts, but it is a little bit difficult to filter out specific ...
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/usr/local/share/snmp/snmpd.conf: line 5: Error: unknown payload OID

using ubuntu with net-snmp snmp work but in sys.log i see a lot of errors about snmpd.conf snmpd.conf: rwcommunity community 10.0.0.1 rwcommunity community 10.0.0.2 agentAddress udp:10.0.0.1:161 ...
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Stack Switch Failure Check using Nagios

We have a Cisco 2960S series switch which is a stacked switch with multiple physical switches managed as a single unit. A single management IP is assigned to the entire stacked switch. Therefore, if ...