How are SNMP Numeric Values mapped to SNMP Data points? (NETIQKB43566)

  • 7743566
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 03-Sep-2010

Environment

NetIQ AppManager 6.x
NetIQ AppManager 7.0.x
SNMP Generic Toolkit 1.0

Situation

How are SNMP Numeric Values mapped to SNMP Data points?
How many streams of data will a Generic Knowledge Script (KS) create?

Resolution

The SNMP Generic Toolkit treats each SNMP Value retrieved as a separate and independent data point. Running SNMP jobs at intervals will create standard AppManager streams of data points for these SNMP Values. The number of data streams is simple to calculate with the following formula:

  • SyncGet / SyncPoll / SyncSet: Number of SNMP ODE/OIDs specified multiplied by the number of devices on which the Knowledge Script (KS)  is dropped.
  • SyncGetTable / SyncPollTable: Number of SNMP Data ODE/OIDs specified multiplied by the number of devices on which the KS is dropped and multiplied by the number of rows retrieved from each device, respectively.

Note: SyncGetTable and SyncPollTable also require specifying Descriptive ODE/OIDs. These SNMP Values are used as Table Indices that uniquely identify each row retrieved from an SNMP Table. Descriptive ODE/OIDs are informational only and no processing is done on the retrieved values. The values are simply displayed in SNMP Success Events and the Data Details of Data Points for reference purposes.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB43566

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