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Data usage (total bytes transferred) on an interface

  • 1.  Data usage (total bytes transferred) on an interface

    Posted 01-05-2012 06:57 PM

    I'm looking for a way to alarm on data usage (total bytes transferred) instead of bandwidth usage (bytes per sec).  Has anyone seen a probe or talked to Nimsoft about doing this?



  • 2.  Re: Data usage (total bytes transferred) on an interface

    Posted 01-05-2012 08:10 PM

    The SNMP OIDs used by the interface_traffic probe actually contain the total bytes for each interface, not the per-second average. (They are knowns as ifInOctets and ifOutOctets.) The interface_traffic probe just does the math for you automatically. If you want the raw values, the easiest way to retrieve them would be the snmpget probe. And you can configure a threshold in the probe for those OIDs to generate an alarm on the total in or out bytes transferred.



  • 3.  Re: Data usage (total bytes transferred) on an interface

    Posted 01-05-2012 11:13 PM

    Be wary as the counter can reset if the total Octet count exceeds the OID's storage capability.