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Memory Monitoring with net-snmp on HP-UX 11.23

Andy Bustamante
Honored Contributor

Memory Monitoring with net-snmp on HP-UX 11.23

I've installed net-snmp and started on an Integrity Server running HP-UX 11.23. Based on documentation here http://support.ipmonitor.com/tutorials/e711377f9aaf4482ae916547e83adff1.aspx I'm attempting to collect information on the following OIDs

free real memory: 1.3.6.1.4.1.2021.4.6.0
free swap memory: 1.3.6.1.4.1.2021.4.4.0

which gives values of 208764 and 4192948. A copy of vmstat and swapinfo results in attached.

Are these OIDs correct? If so, how do I interpret the results? I'm concerned with collecting memory use statistics. Second, are there OIDs available for collecting disk i/o operation rate and or disk queue length?

Andy Bustamante
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Andy Bustamante
Honored Contributor

Re: Memory Monitoring with net-snmp on HP-UX 11.23

The net-snmp doc at http://net-snmp.sourceforge.net/docs/mibs/ucdavis.html confirms these should be correct.

Is net-snmp providing these values in 4K pages possibly?

Andy
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Memory Monitoring with net-snmp on HP-UX 11.23

Shalom again Andy,

Honestly I would not be using net-snmp to monitor memory at all.

I would use a script using swapinfo -tam or vmstat to do the monitoring and trigger an email based on certain conditions.

I find the output you have received incomprehensible.

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Andy Bustamante
Honored Contributor

Re: Memory Monitoring with net-snmp on HP-UX 11.23

I've opened a dialogue with HP Internet Express group. They're looking into the issue.

Writing scripts can serve, but in our environment, the ip-monitor package is the prefered montitoring, alerting and performance metrics collection tool. It's an snmp data collector and reporting tool. Long term, I'd rather have this system using the same process as the rest of the data center.

Andy
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