[collectd] Collecting non numeric values via snmp plugin

Yves Mettier ymettier at free.fr
Fri Jan 22 19:59:35 CET 2016


This mail is not an answer. Only some ideas for those who want to think 

I don't think that Collectd is the best way to collect metrics with 
non-numeric values.
However, if your plugin can set metadata (I presume that snmp does not), 
maybe you can do something... as far as your output plugin knows what to 
do with them. Kafka output plugin does. rrdtool output plugin does not, 
of course.


Le 2016-01-22 18:44, Giovanni Torres a écrit :
> You wouldn't want to use collectd for non-numeric values.  In fact, I 
> don't
> think that's possible.
> There are other ways of retrieving this type of data. For example, you
> could write a script that would snmpget/snmpwalk the values you want 
> from
> the UPSs and then use something like curl -X POST to push those values 
> to
> your web servlet for processing.  You could then run the script
> periodically via cron if needed.  This is a simple example, of course.
> Giovanni
> On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 5:09 AM Alessandro Pernafini <
> alessandro.pernafini at stoorm5.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm trying to figure out how to collect non numeric values with snmp
>> plugin. I'd like to monitor some UPSs and send the collected data with
>> write_http plugin to a web servlet in order to process them. There are
>> some useful information, like manufacturer, model, UPS software 
>> version,
>> etc., that are defined as a display string in the MIB tree and I'd 
>> wish
>> to collect. Is there any way to do this with snmp plugin?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Alessandro
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