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    Default SNMP External Monitoring

    I'm setting up system wide monitoring, and would like to include Zimbra in this.
    I notice that Zimbra has a SNMP service, but I'm unable to get any response from it.

    Is there a way of setting the community names and security?

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    In order to achieve that (external SNMP monitoring with Cacti), I simply added net-snmp package to my Zimbra servers.

    This way, I can get standard metrics (CPU, bandwidth, volumes, RAM, load, etc) from SNMP (on standard ports and co).

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    The snmp provided by Zimbra
    -zimbra-snmp-4.0.4_GA_457.RHEL4_64-20061115174236
    doesn't support any sort of snmpd daemon that you can poll from? Is using net-snmp the recommend action for Network Edition/RHEL4 setups? I'd like to use some of the net-snmp information for Cacti.

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    You can setup the provided snmp daemon for trapping (it's in the doc iirc).
    I have not tried to get stats out of it.

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    which doc are you referring to? when i looked at the admin guide it didn't really give specifics on setting up the traps.

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    As Klug recommended, I installed net-snmp.

    I can now monitor everything I want, and from what I read. I can probably monitor everything else, when I find I need it.

    Good piece of software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reza225 View Post
    which doc are you referring to? when i looked at the admin guide it didn't really give specifics on setting up the traps.
    Maybe he meant the net-snmp documentation. What is it you're trying to do? There's nothing in postfix that can be polled by SNMP, you need to make it produce statistics into a file and then 'import' that into something like cacti. IIRC, there's some info on the cacti forum about getting postfix data for graphing.
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    i just wanted to get some general stats out of my RHEL machine, and saw that Zimbra installed an SNMP pkg but didn't have a daemon running. I'll go ahead and try the net-snmp pkg for RHEL4.

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    OK, then net-snmp is the package for you. Make sure that you modify the snmpd.conf file so you can access the box that net-snmp is running on. For monitoring the systems I'd recommend cacti, the cacti forums are a good place to look for answers about monitoring.
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    I would also recommend taking alook at Nagios as well.

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