[mrtg] SNMP getbulk and Sun servers

MacMillan, Bruce Bruce.MacMillan at CIBC.CA
Thu Jun 1 19:11:00 MEST 2000

     Hi there!
     I'm having some trouble setting up MRTG to poll my Sun servers.
     I am using Sun's SMC product and using a MIB browsing tool I am able 
     to do an SNMP Getbulk to extract information from their MIBS.
     For example:
     OID krTotPhyMemAvail can be polled with 
     the SNMP getbulk and will return the correct information.
     However, when I try to use MRTG to graph the results it bombs.  
     SNMP Error:
     Received SNMP response with error code
       error status: noSuchName
       index 1 (OID:
     SNMPv1_Session (remote host: "torws105p" [].161
                       community: "public"
                      request ID: 953893033
                     PDU bufsize: 8000 bytes
                         timeout: 2s
                         retries: 5
                         backoff: 1)
     I believe this is because MRTG is just using a get, rather than a 
     getbulk.  I say this because when I use my browser tool to just do a 
     get on the same OID it also fails.  It will only work with the 
     Is there any way of changing this?

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