Orion only knows what it gets from the HOST-RESOURCES information that it gets back via SNMP. Could you run an snmpwalk against the server and see if you're getting the same information? I know that the handful of AIX hosts that I've worked with needed an entirely different SNMP daemon installed on an alternate port to get the information that the stock daemon didn't provide.
Steven W. Klassen
Programmer Analyst @ Loop1 Systems
Are there any specific MIBs for AIX through which it polls the memory utilization?
Like for Linux I found below OID from another thread:
184.108.40.206.4.1.2021.4.5.0 => memTotalReal
220.127.116.11.4.1.2021.4.6.0 => memAvailReal
18.104.22.168.4.1.2021.4.14.0 => memBuffer
22.214.171.124.4.1.2021.4.15.0 => memCache
and if it is via HOST RESOURCES MIB then which OID actually gives the information for Memory?
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The most straightforward way to find it on your system is to download an evaluation copy of the Engineer's Toolset and run MIB Walk. Then you can shop through the 126.96.36.199.4.1 (enterprise) OIDs for anything that looks like it might be a match. At least then when you found something you could be 100% sure that your device provides the data. Otherwise you're just hunting in the dark.
yes I did that infact but I guess what Leon suggested I need to do that first...need to get the conf file from Linux admin and verify what value is getting sent and post that I can check with MIB and the OID that's required.
Just to add to Steven's thought - you can also run "SNMPWalk.exe" from your solarwinds poller.
And actually, I would start by doing an SNMP walk on the machine itself, as root. Then run SNMPwalk.exe and compare the results. If they DO NOT match, you have a permission issue within SNMPD.CONF (or the equivalent. I can't remember off the top of my head.).
if they DO match but you can't find an OID you need or like, then another option - if you have SAM - is to use SAR commands in a shell script. There are two templates on content exchange (search thwack for "LPAR" and you'll find them) that should get you started.
Hope this helps. keep us posted.