Can you let me know whether can monitor the load averages as shown under the top command in Linux through Solarwinds. It would be great if you elobrate the steps required on Solarwinds as well as on the linux machine which has to be monitored.
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I have set up the poller for this, using the settings in the screencap and it seems to be working correctly with one issue. The actual graph being shown shows trendlines and dots for the actual datapoints, but does not connect the dots or fill beneath them as in your screenshot. How do I make the graph look the same as yours? I've included a screenshot of mine to make the issue clear. Thanks for helping.
I want to get the same kind of information that's shown in the graph you have attached. I tried to add the UnDP and I am getting the details but I cant seems to interpret the info shown on the graph and the load average actually seen on the linux server. Have you had to do some transform results function?
Yes....I was using the wrong OID. Now changed to the correct one and looks all good. Can you let me know how the alerts have been configured for the load average values at your end. Thanks for your help.
But is there any way to create an alert for column "load-1"?
Yes, this is possible. In the Advanced Alert Manager if you create an alert with the Type of Property to Monitor set to Custom Node Poller you will then have Row and Column options when you go to configure the conditions. If you plan to do this you will likely want to get familiar with the database and how the information is being stored.
The best OID to use for this is probably as follows...
Description: The 1 , 5 and 10 minute load averages as an integer.
This is computed by taking the floating point
loadaverage value and multiplying by 100 , then
converting the value to an integer.
Thanks for the quick turn around. Would you be able to elaborate what exactly needs to be done on the linux machine as well as that from solarwinds to enable this kind of reporting.
You will need to install and configure net-snmp. Depending on your systems it is possible that this is already installed and maybe even running.
You can go to their website for more information...
Installed net-snmp. Anything specifc that should be configured under the snmpd.conf file?
Also, what has to be done from Solarwinds server or web console..I mean how to add an UnDP to monitor these load averages?
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