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Monitoring via SNMP

groque
Frequent Advisor

Monitoring via SNMP

Hi all,

I am currently testing SNMP monitoring with my ProCurve 2910al's and Cacti

I am trying to monitoring an entire VLAN I waited 10 minutes and still nothing I just wanted to know if I am doing something wrong here?

And is it possible to monitor CPU usage on the ProCurve?

Thanks

7 REPLIES
Javed Padinhakara
Respected Contributor

Re: Monitoring via SNMP

Not sure about Cacti, but have you tried exploring ProCurve's own management software[http://www.procurve.com/products/management/ProCurve_Manager/overview.htm] that would allow you to monitor ProCurve devices in a easier and efficient way?

For CPU usage, you can check quering the scalar 1.3.6.1.4.1.11.2.14.11.5.1.9.6.1 - have to double check if that's available in 2910's..

HTH
Javed
Javed Padinhakara
Respected Contributor

Re: Monitoring via SNMP

addendum: 2910's menu access feature display's "CPU Utilization" .

Navigate to Menu > "Status and Counters"
> "General System Information"
Mohammed Faiz
Honored Contributor

Re: Monitoring via SNMP

Hmm, I've not tried that, I'm monitoring specific interfaces with cacti but not any 'VLAN interfaces'. I'll give it a try and let you know what I get.
Mohammed Faiz
Honored Contributor

Re: Monitoring via SNMP

Ok, so I as I suspected that doesn't return any values.
The VLAN "interfaces" aren't real interfaces hence there are no traffic counters associated with them.
Mohammed Faiz
Honored Contributor

Re: Monitoring via SNMP

Oh and to monitor CPU usage you can create your own MIB variables to monitor as per the thread here:

http://forums.cacti.net/about4143.html

Or you can just modify the existing "Cisco CPU usage" data templates which is what I did as we don't have any Cisco devices in our network :)
To that :

- Go to the Cacti web interface -> Console
- Select "Data Templates"
- Select "Cisco Router - 5 Minute CPU"
- Near the end of the page edit the OID to the one Javed kindly provided (note it requires a leading "." as per the exisiting OID)

Then :

- Select Devices
- Select the device you want to graph cpu usage for
- Select "Create graphs for this Host"
- Under "graph templates" select "Cisco CPU usage"
- Click on the "create" button down the bottom of the page
- Wait 15 minutes and check your graph :)
Mohammed Faiz
Honored Contributor

Re: Monitoring via SNMP

Sorry, you need a .0 on the end of that value, so enter : .1.3.6.1.4.1.11.2.14.11.5.1.9.6.1.0
groque
Frequent Advisor

Re: Monitoring via SNMP

I appreciate your responses guys I finished configuring cacti and waiting for some graphs

cheers