Is there a way to check SNMP changes?



We have a number of Tru64 hosts. Some of them have had network problems in the past (lots of packet errors necessitating a new network card). I’d like to be able to monitor the SNMP values for ifInErrors.1 and ifOuterrors.1 and generate an alert if the value changes by more than a fixed amount within a specific time window (say 50 errors in one hour). Is there a way to do this with an existing plugin?



you’re going to have to make your own script to do the stuff you want. You can use the existing check_snmp to get your interface values, but other than that, you’ll need to write a bash|perl|python script to keep track of values and times.


Hi - I just wanted to let everyone know that I took check_snmp_load and hacked it into check_snmp_trend to accomplish what I needed. If anyone wants a copy, just let me know.