[mrtg] Re: oid's for Cisco and Sun servers

Patrick Bartkus patrckb at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 7 22:38:07 MET 2001

Here are a few options for structuring the monitoring:
1) Put everything in one big mrtg.cfg. The problem is that you cannot change 
"global" values in mid-cfg file. So if you want some devices to have a 
different WorkDir: then you have to have two seperate .cfg files, you cannot 
change WorkDir: in the same .cfg file.
2) Have different .cfg files that are run by mrtg at different minutes from 
Part of my crontab:
3,8,13,18,23,28,33,38,43,48,53,58 * * * * /usr/local/mrtg-2/bin/mrtg 
4,9,14,19,24,29,34,39,44,49,54,59 * * * * /usr/local/mrtg-2/bin/mrtg 
3) Have different shell scripts that are run from cron. In those shell 
scripts, you can run any number of mrtg jobs.
Again, part of my crontab:
0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * /usr/local/bin/flo-mrtg.ksh
1,6,11,16,21,26,31,36,41,46,51,56 * * * * /usr/local/bin/cae-mrtg.ksh

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Enjoy & good luck!
Patrick Bartkus, CCNP Certified	Sr. Network Support Analyst
Fleet Mortgage Group		    Columbia, SC
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>From: Vasudeva Venkateshaiah <VVenkateshaiah at covigo.com>
>To: 'Patrick Bartkus' <patrckb at hotmail.com>, mrtg at list.ee.ethz.ch
>Subject: [mrtg] Re: oid's for Cisco and Sun servers
>Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 10:05:14 -0800
>Thanks for the detailed reply. As you said , I installed the MRTG on Sun
>Server and said 'now what'? The reason why I don't know how to use the
>udc-snmp and the Cisco mibs is may be I have do a little bit of study on
>snmp, like using the snmp command line instructions. I went through the
>list-archive and found almost everyone on the list using the OIDs to get
>what they want. I didn't get as to how do you use these OID's in the when
>you are building your mrtg.cfg file and How do I get these oid's for the
>equipments I am using like the E220Rs and Cisco 3660 Access servers.
>As you have said can I build different .cfg files and take everything and 
>a cut and paste to a single .cfg file and run the 'mrtg' command to build a
>single page where I will get everything? Basically I am missing the first
>step from where I need to start and I can carry on from there. Your mail
>made me realize that building this is not easy as I had thought.
>Thanks again.

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