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SNMP is working but how do I get more counters?

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Hello,

I've been experimenting with SNMP lately and the software that I am using can see several kinds of counters but not all the ones that I want.

Here are some examples of what I can see already:

PING
HTTP
IMAP
SMTP
Some ICMP counteres
Some IIS counters
Some SNMP counters

What I would like to see are:

Current user count
Available HD space on my different drives/partitions
CPU load
RAM usage
etc.


What do I need to do?

I'm using PRTG Network Monitor from Paessler.


Thanks,
Chris.
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There are several applications that will collect this information. Zenoss is the application i would recommend for monitoring windows boxes. Its linux based with a simple webGui for configuration. Zenoss uses both SNMP and WMI to collect all kinds of information Also its pretty simple to add custom counters for things not already in the application. If it has a OID it can be monitored.

If you are not into open source then check out Solar Winds IP monitor. Great product.

Other NMS's that are popular are:

nagios
Cacti
spiceworks
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