SNMP and eventLogDateName

Mark Baxter Mark.Baxter at
Tue Mar 24 08:59:07 CDT 2009

Hi all.


I'm implementing some SNMP checks in Nagios for all my PowerEdge servers. I'm thinking of having the latest eventLogRecord along with the eventLogDateName and eventLogSeverityStatus. So I am using these OIDs for my checks:


.   (eventLogRecord.1.1)

.   (eventLogSeverityStatus.1.1)

.   (eventLogDateName.1.1)


These checks are working fine for eventLogRecord and eventLogDateName on the R300 I am testing on, but I have a problem with eventLogDateName. Basically there is no .1.1 entry, the latest being .1.4.


I am guessing that this means that the first four entries have the same date/time, however unlikely that may be, which leaves me asking what is the best way to get the most recent event's eventLogDateTime? If there exists a .1.1 then snmptget will return it, however if there is no .1.1 then I guess I need to use snmptgetnext. However, if there is a .1.1 snmpgetnext seems to return the .1.2 entry. 


Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I should solve this? I am trying to do it using the check_snmp included with the Nagios Plugins package.




Mark Baxter



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