[smokeping-users] about cisco icmp poller limit

yuan song songyuan007 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 12:17:50 CEST 2016

thanks a lot for all the analysis, let me try to add 20 reqs back in
MW and get back with all my findings.

On 8/23/16, ITheodoridis at bankofgreece.gr <ITheodoridis at bankofgreece.gr> wrote:
> The way the RTTMon Mib works is it creates an object in the router memory
> and then the router executes that measurement and fills in the results then
> the next snmp request gets the values. My idea is that if you created the 20
> reqs for the same router you may have been consuming too many resources on
> your router (like memory). It could be a smokeping ressource issue as well
> but I doubt it.
> You could monitor the resources in the router itself to make sure. I would
> go command line for that in order to get the peaks. If you don't want to,
> you can use MRTG with RRD to set the measurement period to 1 min or use a
> custom SNMP Read software (like one from an NMS app) to get the CPU and
> memory consumption in real time.
> Let us know what you find, it's an interesting question.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: yuan song [mailto:songyuan007 at gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:06 AM
> To: smokeping-users at lists.oetiker.ch
> Subject: [smokeping-users] about cisco icmp poller limit
> hello,
> recently i applied smokeping at cisco asr1002 router with probe:
> CiscoRTTMonEchoICMP.
> everything works fine until one day i add about 20 more icmp ioshost.
> i got no graph with /var/log/message as follow:
> RTTCommunity at supports 2.2.0 Round Trip Time MIB
> then i tried to delete the config file and create a new one with only
> 2 imcp ioshost, then the graph got back.
> So my question: is there any up-limit for cisco icmp poller(all in one asr
> router) for smokeping?
> My Config file list here:
> *** Probe ***
> +CiscoRTTMonEchoICMP
> forks=5
> offset=50%
> step=300
> tmeout=15
> *** Targets ***
> + Test
> ++ yp ------ jq
> menu = yp ------ jq
> probe = CiscoRTTMonEchoICMP
> host =
> ioshost = RTTCommunity at
> iosint =
> pings = 10
> i keep other config as default with no change at all.
> Thank you very much!
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