Archive for category SNMP

Device components discovery [SNMP MP Chap 4] #scom #sysctr

Now that we have discovered and monitored CPU and memory we have all the basic plumbing to discover other device components at least all of the component that are single instanced. There are several components that are exposed via SNMP in multiple instances, one such example are interfaces. In many cases an SNMP table is […]


Memory and processor monitoring [SNMP MP Chap 3] #scom #sysctr

As I anticipated in the first chapter of this guide, in the current OpsMgr version (2012 SP1) one of the main differences between generic and certified devices is memory and processor monitoring. The most evident of the two is the lack of processor monitoring because it is plotted in then network devices dashboard. Now that […]


Discovery: identifying the device [SNMP MP Chap 2] #sysctr #scom

Update My first device discovery method implied a new SNMP GET to be able to identify the device, as my fellow MVP Alexey Zhuravlev pointed out it’s not necessary. Since the OID is already discovered by the standard OpsMgr discovery we just need to iterate through the discovered device and get our own device from […]


Creating SNMP monitoring Management Packs for System Center 2012 Operations Manager [SNMP MP Chap 1] #scom #sysctr

One of the more asked questions regarding Operations Manager network monitoring is: how can I “certify” my own generic devices? As you may know Operations Manager distinguishes network device3s in two broad families: certified and generic. Certified devices are, basically, “known” devices for which specific monitors and rules have been defined, generic devices are “unknown” […]


Are your snmp traps working?

This week I’ve been involved in an internal project to integrate HP Procurve Manager alerts in SCOM, between the various strategy I tried one was to use snmp traps. I had scarce experience in SCOM snmp modules so I had to check the documentation and other articles from the community. What I found is while […]



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