[mrtg] monitoring services on remote snmp enabled windows server

Max Hetrick btmanmeh at verizon.net
Fri Jul 13 16:30:48 CEST 2007

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Harry John wrote:

> but i tried using an mib view (oidView) to view the OIDs of a
> server..how can i make sure i get correct values for temperature,cpu
> load etc?there r hell a lot of objects and modules in it !

My suggestion is to read up on how SNMP works. There are plenty of
resources available for that, just do a Google search.

For instance:

The MIB tree is vast because it's a vast world of hardware and devices.
Just about everything has a spot in SNMP, though.

Next, you have to ensure that SNMP is installed and configured correctly
on your servers. Again, there are plenty of resources available to help
you install SNMP on Windows.


Now, once you know that you have your servers configured correctly, use
your MIB viewer and see what you can see. Often times, though things
aren't just laid out in front of you. You sometimes have to do some
digging, and you definitely have to understand what it is that SNMP is
doing in order to get the picture.

I know I'm being vague, but you have to understand SNMP before you can
really use it. A lot of what you are looking for will fall under the
HOST-RESOURCES-MIB. I'm much more used to SNMP on Linux, so I don't know
where Windows has all of its stuff at.


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