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Software release: net-snmp-systemd-services-status

Puppeteers is proud to release the first version of net-snmp-systemd-services-status. It is a net-snmp pass_persist script written in Python that queries the status of all systemd services on a system, dynamically generating OIDs based on the systemd service names. This gives the services a predictable name. Querying all services on a typical Linux VM takes […]

Extending snmpd with custom scripts

Traditional network monitoring systems tend to get their monitoring data via SNMP. In case of Linux snmpd is usually the system application that's responsible for providing that data. The data consists mostly, but not entirely, of metrics. For example, the data contains strings such as operating system version, administrative contacts and network interface names. It […]

Using snmpwalk to debug SNMPv3 issues

Our puppet-snmpd module support SNMPv3 very well across a wide range of operating systems. Because o that SNMPv3 is what we use across the board in multiple environments. However, in the rare cases when I have to debug SNMP problems I can never remember the exact snmpwalk command-lines to use. So, here is the usual […]