I am trying to monitor detailed memory useage over time for MacOSX /Xserver. NetSNMP version on MacOS 10.6 does not report the following mibs

 oid="."  alias="memTotalFree" type="integer"
 oid="." alias="memShared"    type="integer" 
 oid="."  alias="memBuffer"    type="integer"
 oid="." alias="memCached"    type="integer" 

This means that I cannot use NetSNMP to monitor memory effectively. If I can get these stats from some command line utility then they can be exposed to SNMP and I can collect them easily, but I don't see any low level MacOS specific command line tools for reading these statistics.

I would appreciate if you can recommend any tool or collector which would help me store memory statitics for MacOS/XServe for a longer period of time.


Check out this article here, I think you'll find what you need in there.


  • Oh, and are you sure your community string isn't restricted to certain OIDs? May 11 '12 at 15:42
  • thanks, I have basic snmp collection already setup. I can get total mem and available mem with snmp walk, but not the cache, buffered or shared)
    – geoaxis
    May 11 '12 at 15:56
  • maybe you can install a different version via MacPorts? May 11 '12 at 16:27

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