How to set up monitoring with SNMP Polling

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Overview

This page shows how to apply SNMP polling checks in your GroundWork Monitor system to monitor status and availability of a many different types of IT equipment. The appropriate service profile needs to be made available for use, you can then create a host definition for your managed host and attach the profile to the definition. Make sure you are using the same community string, test your work, and if all is well the monitoring should begin.

Steps
Import the SNMP service profile

In these first steps you'll configure the GroundWork server side.

Verify the SNMP community string

Now you should check the community string stored in a Nagios Resource Macro. This standard way of configuring depends on the notion that you can have one community string for all SNMP devices to be monitored. If that is not possible there are alternative ways to specify it, but for now lets continue with the steps below.

Test services

The configuration tool has a feature to do testing of checks before they are committed. If you receive an error you can test the argument from a command line. To test check:

Debugging from the command line

Suppose you got an error and it's not immediately clear to you what the problem is. Here's a troubleshooting technique you might employ.

Commit new configuration and view status and events