NAME

snmp__processes - Munin plugin to monitor the number of processes on an SNMP device.

APPLICABLE SYSTEMS

Any SNMP-capable device that reports the HOST-RESOURCES-MIB::hrSystemProcesses.0 OID.

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

The total number of processes currently operating on the system.

MIB INFORMATION

This plugin requires support for the HOST-RESOURCES-MIB (RFC 2790). It reports the contents of the hrSystemProcesses OID.

MAGIC MARKERS

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

VERSION

  $Id$

BUGS

None known.

Could be extended to report the value of hrSystemMaxProcesses if it exists.

AUTHOR

Copyright (C) 2004 Jimmy Olsen, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsaaker

Documented and updated to use Munin::Plugin::SNMP by Matthew Boyle in 2010.

LICENSE

GPLv2.