NAME

snmp__load - Munin plugin to monitor load average via SNMP.

APPLICABLE SYSTEMS

Any SNMP-capable device that reports the UCD-SNMP-MIB::laLoad.2 OID. This includes those running the SNMPd provided by the Net-SNMP project.

CONFIGURATION

As a rule SNMP plugins need site specific configuration. The default configuration (shown here) will only work on insecure sites/devices.

   [snmp_*]
        env.version 2
        env.community public

In general SNMP is not very secure at all unless you use SNMP version 3 which supports authentication and privacy (encryption). But in any case the community string for your devices should not be "public".

Please see 'perldoc Munin::Plugin::SNMP' for further configuration information.

INTERPRETATION

Load average provides an indication of how many processes are contending for the CPU. Under normal conditions, it should be less than or equal to the number of CPUs. (Compare to the 'load' Munin plugin.)

MIB INFORMATION

This plugin requires support for the UCD-SNMP-MIB, authored by the University of California, Davis and maintained by the Net-SNMP project. It reports the contents of the laLoad.2 OID.

MAGIC MARKERS

  #%# family=snmpauto
  #%# capabilities=snmpconf

VERSION

  $Id$

BUGS

None known.

AUTHOR

Copyright (C) 2004 Jimmy Olsen, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsaaker

Documented and updated to use Munin::Plugin::SNMP by Matthew Boyle.

LICENSE

GPLv2.