mrtg files for PE 2650?

Timothee Besset ttimo at
Sat Aug 23 16:08:00 CDT 2003

Well Andrew Mann replied to me off-list with some useful info, so I'll
re-post. From his info I found out how to get symbolic names in the
snmpwalk output, fix some other broken stuff I had and I used an mrtg file
found on Matt Domsch's page:

Still, this is very minimal and I'd love to see a configuration to graph a
lot more stuff :-)


>     Somewhere in the omsa packages you'll find a file (or files) with 
> the extension .mib .   These files tell any SNMP client or server how to 
> translate from the numeric OID into a somewhat human readable one.  If 
> you're getting purely numeric responses you just need to find the .mib 
> file in the package and copy it into the system mib directory (redhat 
> uses /usr/share/snmp/mibs , and it looks like debian does as well).  You 
> may need/want to alter the name a bit to fit the system mib naming 
> convention (the omsa name is something.mib, while the system mibs are 
> usually named something-MIB.txt).  After that, just add -m all  to any 
> standard snmp command.
>     To get a full list of what any snmp service currently provides I 
> usually use:
> snmpwalk -m all -c (community) -v 1 (host/ip) .1 > 
> snmpwalk.(host)-(date).txt
>     From there you can pick out which human readable entries you want:
> MIB-Dell-10892::powerSupplyStatus.1.1 = INTEGER: ok(3)
> MIB-Dell-10892::powerSupplyStatus.1.2 = INTEGER: critical(5)
>     Then to get numeric values I just add -O n to the command line and 
> specify the human readable name above:
> snmpget -m all -c (community) -O n -v 1 (host/ip) 
> MIB-Dell-10892::powerSupplyStatus.1.2
>     Which results in:
> . = INTEGER: critical(5)
>     I'm sure there's a tool somewhere that does the translations without 
> actually polling, but this method has always been the lazier method in 
> my experience.
>     Also, OMSA is pretty heavy package, running its own web server and a 
> few other bloated daemons.  There are references in the archives of this 
> list describing how to water this down to get snmp polling of sensors 
> with just 3 small packages out of omsa. 
> Andrew

On Sat, 23 Aug 2003 16:45:08 -0400
Jeff Potter <jeff at> wrote:

> Hi TTimo, I'm interested too! Can you let me know what you find out, if 
> it's not on-list?
> thanks,
> Jeff
> On Friday, August 22, 2003, at 08:49  AM, Timothee Besset wrote:
> > Would anyone have ready-to-go mrtg files for a PE 2650? I think I have
> > OMSA installed and working fine with snmp, but I don't understand how 
> > to
> > setup mrtg to get hardware sensor statistics (temperatures etc.)
> >
> > TTimo
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