SNMP Interface

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Interface collector is used to allow the Linux agent to monitor the performance of remote SNMP-enabled devices like routers and switches. The collector can gather data from as many devices as necessary by adding additional configuration sections under the [devices] header; see the example below for details.

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 SNMPInterfaceCollector.conf file.

  3. Change the enabled setting to True.

  4. Update the other settings as necessary, or add additional devices using the defaults as a guide.

  5. Save the configuration file and restart the Linux Agent.

Collector Options

Option

Default

Description

enabled

FALSE

Enable collecting SNMP metrics.

path

interface

The file path to the SNMP Interface.

interval

60

How often the collector collects metrics (in seconds). Note The 60-second default may be taxing on your hardware. You may want to increase the collection interval to 120 seconds.

retries

3

Number of times the collector will retry before stopping.

timeout

5

Seconds before the SNMP connection will automatically timeout.

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.