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The 'Generic SNMP' Plugin Monitor allows monitoring/testing of  OID values against any elements within up.time within Uptime Infrastructure Monitor (not just netSNMP or Network Devices).

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  • SNMP Version
  • SNMP Port 
  • Community String(v1/v2) 
  • Agent Username (v3) 
  • Authentication Type (v3) 
  • Authentication Passphrase (v3) 
  • Privacy Type (v3) 
  • Privacy Passphrase (v3)

 

After supplying the SNMP version/credentials, we need to decide what 'SNMP action' the Monitor will attempt to make against the Element. This choice depends on whether we are trying to GET a single value or OID on the device (ie. SysDescr ), or looking to WALK an entire column in an SNMP Table Array ( ifSpeed column in the ifTable) and retrieve all the values. See the below Get/Walk sections for further explanation of what choice to make here, and examples for how to setup the plug-in.

 

The 'SNMP Data Type' field depends on what syntax or value that the OID is expected to return, and is used by the plug-in to handle whether we perform String or Integer type comparisons against the SNMP output.

Get

 Using Using the 'Generic SNMP' Plug-in Monitor for a 'snmp get' action will allow you to pull a single OID value into upUptime Infrastructure Monitor. time. Unlike the 'SNMP Poller' Monitor, this OID value does not have to be explicitly defined within a MIB file. This allows you to monitor for 'Dynamic OIDs' that typically represent a single interface or drive on a device that isn't fully defined within the associated MIB files.

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Here's an example of how to get the SysDescr OID and return that value to up.time to Uptime Infrastructure Monitor as a string.

  • SNMP Action: GET
  • SNMP Data Type: String
  • SNMP OID: .1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0

 

Walk

 The 'SNMP Walk' action allows you to pull an entire column from an SNMP array Table, and perform a threshold comparison on each result in that column. 

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  • SNMP Action: Walk
  • SNMP Data Type: Integer
  • SNMP OID: .1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.14
  • SNMP Table Index OID (Walk): .1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.2

Here's an example of how to check the ifOperStatus column in the same ifTable but only return results for those that have a ifDescr of 'vlan':

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