[collectd] Re: Collectd and SNMP

Florian Forster octo at verplant.org
Fri Mar 10 07:39:23 CET 2006

Hello Mike,

On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 12:02:08AM +0100, Michael Theurl wrote:
> I got your cool source collectd and ask me is there a way to collect
> data over snmp ? Like to monitor a cisco switch interface ?

no, that's not possible (yet). I have been thinking about this, too, but
it's quite some work and my time is very limited at the moment :/

The two problems are:
- The network code doesn't submit a hostname, so querying two switches
  from one host will not work.
- SNMP-queries are generally slow, so a multi-threaded or multi-process
  solution would be appropriate. 
- Querying SNMP values every 10 seconds might be too much for some
  hardware, so a longer interval might be neccessary..

Best regards,
Florian octo Forster
Hacker in training
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