[mrtg] Re: Problem with Cisco Memory Utilization - Newbie alert!

Daniel J McDonald dan.mcdonald at austinenergy.com
Thu Mar 30 22:01:32 MEST 2006

On Thu, 2006-03-30 at 13:14 -0600, Scott Neader wrote:
> Hi all. I am probably doing something very dumb, but I don't know what
> it is... Yet.
> MRTG is working OK (including rrdtool and Steve Shipway's routers2 --
> awesome!!)
> However, I am having trouble pulling Free and Used Memory from a Cisco
> 4503.  I can get SNMP data for these values from the device, but am not
> smart enough to configure MRTG to do it.
> Here is how I have MRTG config file set up (in part):
> ### Memory Utilization - Used and Free ###
> Target[]:
> at 17

The memory pool mib has separate instances for each of the many memory
pools on a Cisco Router.  There will be at least 2, and possibly as many
as four pools, depending on the router architecture.

you should walk the ciscoMemoryPoolName tree and see which instance you
really need to poll.  I don't think .0 is ever the correct one.
Daniel J McDonald, CCIE # 2495, CNX, CISSP # 78281
Austin Energy
dan.mcdonald at austinenergy.com

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