[nycbug-talk] Statistical Monitoring

pete pete at nomadlogic.org
Wed Nov 5 11:37:42 EST 2008

On Wed, 5 Nov 2008 11:26:54 -0500 (EST), Matt Juszczak <matt at atopia.net>
>> i've also found that %80 of the info that I am interested in is already
>> available easily via stock snmp configs - process counts, memory info,
>> network counters, cpu load, users logged in etc...
> Do you have an example of such SNMP configs?  I've used SNMP for simple 
> monitoring of network traffic, etc., but never to the point of needing to

> get as much info as I really need now.

don't have time to do a tutorial for you now, but there is alot of good doc
out there.  the O'Reilly book is pretty good too.  as a hint you may want
to read a stock snmpd.conf on a BSD box and check out the "proc"
directives....but really reading the docs is the best place to start.

> Also, if SNMP really is that great of a solution, why was 
> ganglia/symon/etc created in the first place?

lol - you'd have to ask the developers that one :)

what i can say about SNMP is that for better or worse it pretty much is an
industry standard for polling information from devices regardless of the
platform you are on.


Pete Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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