[NCSA-discuss] MIBs and monitoring
Joseph Mack NA3T
jmack at wm7d.net
Tue Oct 11 10:32:10 EDT 2011
On Tue, 11 Oct 2011, Craig Cook wrote:
> I don't recommend SNMP monitoring for servers.
OK use utilities unless you can't, in which case you go to
> Yes, you can extend net-snmp to run scripts and
> provide metrics when you poll an OID but it becomes
> difficult to update clients.
I work on the Linux Virtual Server (LVS) project. Someone
has wrote an snmp agent for LVS to monitor what is easily
monitored by other people with the standard setup and admin
tools (which read /proc). I haven't looked at how it works;
perhaps it calls the admin utils underneath and returns snmp
messages. Why might they have done that? snmp only shop?
they like snmp? they have nothing better to do with their
> When I was last using MRTG there was a limitation of only
> being able to have 2 plot lines (which is fine for traffic
I run rrdtool now which I'm happy with.
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