SNMP Monitoring with Nagios

Using Nagios, you can monitor Dell servers with SNMP via Dell's server administration tools.

Jason Ellison (www.jasonellison.net) is an independent IT consultant in the Gulf Coast area. He can be reached at infotek@gmail.com.

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why reinvent the wheel :-)

natxo asenjo's picture

http://folk.uio.no/trondham/software/check_openmanage.html

check_openmanage does all you need and is (at this point) a better solution for nagios.

Wheel wasn't reinvented

Trond H. Amundsen's picture

I feel the need to comment on this. I am the author of the check_openmanage plugin. I know for a fact that Jason's plugin existed long before check_openmanage, so to be precise it was I who reinvented the wheel. Also, our two plugins are different in their focus, and I believe that both are needed. Users can choose whichever plugin they want, among these two and many others. Isn't open source great :)

Besides that, I really enjoyed Jason's article. It explains in a detailed and concise manner how one goes about to monitor something with SNMP, and how to integrate this with Nagios. This is universally useful to many out there.

Thanks for a great article, Jason!

-trond

MonitorSNMP is a free

Anonymous's picture

MonitorSNMP is a free monitoring service, basic but provides notification based on rules. Easy to setup and use. Take a look

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