[mrtg] custom SNMP traps for windows

Steve Shipway s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Mar 18 01:29:56 CET 2008

I'm not sure what you want to do with these traps.  Remember that MRTG does not catch SNMP traps - to do that, you need some sort of NMS software, such as HP Openview ($) or Nagios (free).  You can, however, make MRTG *send* traps by using the Thresholds to trigger a script that sends SNMP traps.
If what you want to do is send traps to your NMS, then under linux it's easy - there's a program to do it as part of the SNMP client.  Under windows you'd need something else, but I believe there are several shareware programs available for free download that do this, or if you're a masochist you can write one yourself in Perl (probably too much effort).


From: mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch on behalf of Ken Gibson

First, I'm using RRD and MRTG on RHEL 5 with great success - management loves it, too. However, as usual, they want more... I've been poking around Google, Mr. Shipway's site, ActiveState's site and others looking for a tutorial or examples of how to set custom SNMP traps on Windows using ActiveState Perl. Does anyone know where to go to find some examples?

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