[collectd] SNMP Plugin doesn't seem to write

Ryan Frizzell ry.frizzell at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 23:40:15 CET 2013

Can anyone explain what this .snmp plugn log entry means?

[debug] snmp plugin: host = sw1; data = std_traffic; Value 0 failed. It
probably left its subtree
[debug] snmp plugin: host = sw1; data = std_traffic; Value 1 failed. It
probably left its subtree.

it seems that this might be realated to why the snmp data never writes from

On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 9:08 AM, Ryan Frizzell <ry.frizzell at gmail.com> wrote:

> All of the other stats do save to csv (cpu, memory etc from the
> localhost). I was sending the data originally to graphite however to
> troubleshoot this issue i figured it might be better to csv right now. I've
> tried this with other snmp data and none of it seems to ever write. I've
> got got a bunch of logs colelcted but I don't see anything that looks like
> an error, I see the plugin collect all the live data but i never see write
> activity in the logs for snmp. As soon as i turn on any other plugin, i'll
> get write lines in the logs for that data.
> Regards,
> Ryan
> On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 4:59 PM, Bill Schwanitz <bilsch at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Jan 6, 2013, at 6:55 PM, Ryan Frizzell <ry.frizzell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Heres' what i'm getting from snmpwalk:
>> >
>> > IF-MIB::ifInOctets.1 = Counter32: 11286
>> > IF-MIB::ifInOctets.2 = Counter32: 9504
>> Yep, that looks like what I'd expect. Try the same iwth the other tables.
>> Are you getting any logs from collectd? Are any of the other stats saving
>> data to csv?
>> Also, if you intend to use csv for a primary storage format I'd recommend
>> looking at using the rate storage as this allows you to see a trend of
>> actual network usage vs just an increasing line. ( rrd would calc the rates
>> for you… )
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