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Old 04-10-2009, 11:54 AM   #1
Registered: Apr 2009
Distribution: Linux version 2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 (mockbuild@) (gcc version 4.3.0 20080428 (Red Hat 4.3.0-8) (GCC) )
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Hello All hopefully I am posting this issue in the correct forum

I am trying to get something to work in Nagios and my command generates a response of unknown, but the snmpwalk generates a value of 2
I also tried another oid and the values generated are identical for the
snmpwalk and the snmpget

(the one for the upsBatteryStatus is the one I am curious about)

[root@nagios mibwalk]# /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_snmp -H -C public -o SNMPv2-SMI::mib-
SNMP OK - 0 seconds | UPS-MIB::upsSecondsOnBattery.0=0 seconds

[root@nagios mibwalk]# /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_snmp -H -C public -o SNMPv2-SMI::mib-
SNMP OK - unknown(1) | UPS-MIB::upsBatteryStatus.0=unknown(1)
[root@nagios mibwalk]#

UPS-MIB::upsBatteryStatus.0 = INTEGER: batteryNormal(2)
UPS-MIB::upsSecondsOnBattery.0 = INTEGER: 0 seconds

Thanks for any help you can provide.
Old 04-11-2009, 11:20 PM   #2
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You might want to try asking this on a nagios forum (

However, I will recommend that you try:
1) test running the check plugin (with the exact args that are getting passed to it) *as the nagios user*.

2) Try using full numerical OIDs for what you want to check.


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