SNMP

The SNMP Collector is used to allow Metricly to monitor the performance of SNMP-enabled devices using a set of specified OIDs. The collector can gather data from as many devices as necessary by adding additional configuration sections under the [devices] header.

Prerequisites

You should have SNMP set-up and your community string ready prior to activating the SNMP collector.

Configure

  1. Navigate to the collectors folder, /opt/netuitive-agent/conf/collectors.
  2. Open the SNMPCollector.conf file.
  3. Change the enabled setting to True.
  4. Change the my-identification-for-this-host header to the name of the host you want to monitor.
  5. Under the [[[oids]]] section, add additional OID-metric pairs list as necessary for the metrics you want Metricly to collect.
  6. Save the configuration file and restart the Linux Agent.

Collector Options

Option Default Description
enabled FALSE Enable collecting SNMP metrics.
interval 60 How often the collector collects metrics (in seconds). The 60-second default may be taxing on your hardware. You may want to increase the collection interval to 120 seconds.
byte_unit Default numeric output(s).
measure_collector_time Measure the collector’s run time in milliseconds.
metrics_blacklist Regex list to match metrics to block. Mutually exclusive with metrics_whitelistoption.
metrics_whitelist Regex list to match metrics to transmit. Mutually exclusive with metrics_blacklistoption.
retries Number of times the collector will retry before stopping.
timeout Seconds before the SNMP connection will automatically timeout.