[mrtg] Re: NT/Win2K Disk Space Monitoring

Leonid Mamtchenkov leonid at francoudi.com
Thu Aug 9 11:35:00 MEST 2001

Hello Patrick.Prather at kanisa.com,

Once you wrote about "RE: [mrtg] Re: NT/Win2K Disk Space Monitoring":
> There's an unsupported update from Microsoft for Win2k that fixes the
> problem of not updating the counters for those OID's you're referencing.  I
> use it with no problems.  I had to call one of their phone-donkeys to get
> him to e-mail it to me, but it works.

Is there any chance for me to take a look at it without calling one of
"their phone-donkeys"? :)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leonid Mamtchenkov [mailto:leonid at francoudi.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2001 7:23 AM
> To: Pat Fehr
> Cc: Mrtg (E-mail)
> Subject: [mrtg] Re: NT/Win2K Disk Space Monitoring
> Hello Pat Fehr,
> Once you wrote about "[mrtg] NT/Win2K Disk Space Monitoring":
> PF> Any clues/hints on how to monitor the disk space on Win NT/2K servers?
> I
> PF> have the OIDs for HrStorageUsed and HrStorageSize but an apparently not
> PF> using them correctly.  I'm also wondering if MRTG is just not the best
> tool
> PF> for this particular purpose although I use it to monitor many other
> items.
> PF> Your thoughts?
> I am doing it.  There are few small problems though.
> First of all, Windows updates values for HrStorageSize and HrStorageUsed 
> only when SNMP service restarts.  So, you can schedule a "net snmp stop
> ; net snmp start" .bat file every half an hour.  
> But if you do that, then you will see that there is something strange
> happens with your CPU stats, because on each service restart there is a
> pretty good chance that OIDs of your CPUs will change a little.
> Currently, I use several workarounds which you can get from my site at
> http://www.leonid.maks.net
> I am also playing with perf2mib staff now, but I have not managed to
> solve all problems straight away.  I will update my site in case I
> progress anywhere.  Enjoy.

 Best regards,
 Leonid Mamtchenkov
 Red Hat Certified Linux Engineer (RHCE)
 System Administrator
 Francoudi & Stephanou Ltd

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