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 System monitoring and SNMP traps/alerts
I have written some shell scripts to monitor file system usage and
other important system monitoring-type things and I'd like them to be
able to generate an SNMP trap / send an SNMP alert when thresholds are
crossed. We already have a 'Spectrum' system running on Solaris which
we use to monitor network devices and which listens for SNMP things.

Can anybody give me some ideas as to how this can be done?


Chris Eason

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 Tue, 22 Jul 2003 02:27:58 GMT   
 System monitoring and SNMP traps/alerts


Hi....I can't get into coding specifics, and I'm not sure what level of
information you're looking for, so forgive me is you already know the

Fundamentally, SNMP uses a data structure called a MIB. I  think it's
ManagementInformationBlock, but I'm not sure. Anyway, there are probably
some standards documents available out on the web that will describe the
format and structure of the MIB.
The MIB contains all of the state information for the systems being used and
can be queried.

So you'd need to have scripts that either monitor or check some systems
status info, update the MIB, then have an application that monitors the MIB
for info/problems, etc....


 Wed, 23 Jul 2003 08:11:03 GMT   
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