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Alignak checks pack for SNMP monitored hosts

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Alignak checks package for SNMP

Checks pack for monitoring hosts with SNMP


From PyPI
To install the package from PyPI:
pip install alignak-checks-snmp

From source files
To install the package from the source files:
git clone
cd alignak-checks-snmp
sudo python install


Install PERL dependencies for PERL plugins
You must install some PERL dependencies for the PERL plugins.

On some Linux distros, you can::

su -
apt-get install libsnmp-perl libnet-snmp-perl

Or you can use the PERL *cpan* utility::

cpan install Net::SNMP

Edit the */usr/local/etc/alignak/arbiter/packs/snmp/resources.cfg* file and configure the SNMP community.
#-- Default SNMP community

Prepare host
Some operations are necessary on the monitored hosts if SNMP remote access is not yet activated.
# Install local SNMP agent
su -
apt-get update
apt-get install snmpd

# Allow SNMP get - this configuration is intended for tests puuposes
# You should set up a more secure configuration and not allow everyone to see everything :)
vi /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf
# Listen for connections from the local system only
#agentAddress udp:
# Listen for connections on all interfaces (both IPv4 *and* IPv6)
agentAddress udp:161,udp6:[::1]:161
# rocommunity public default -V systemonly
rocommunity public
# Restart SNMP agent
/etc/init.d/snmpd restart

Test remote access with the plugins files:
$ /usr/local/var/libexec/alignak/ -H -C public -w 80,80 -c 90,95
Ram : 71%, Swap : 58% : ; OK

Alignak configuration

To define the SNMP community to be used per default, edit the *resources.cfg* file and change the default value.

You simply have to tag the concerned hosts with the template `linux-snmp`.

define host{
use linux-snmp
host_name host_snmp

The main `linux-snmp` template declares macros used to configure the launched checks. The default values of these macros listed hereunder can be overriden in each host configuration.


_LOAD_WARN 2,2,2
_LOAD_CRIT 3,3,3
_NET_IFACES eth\d+|em\d+
_NET_WARN 90,90,0,0,0,0
_NET_CRIT 0,0,0,0,0,0

To set a specific value for an host, declare the same macro in the host definition file.

define host{
use linux-snmp
host_name host_snmp

# Specific values for this host
# Change warning and critical alerts level for memory
# Same for CPU, ALL_CPU, DISK, LOAD, NET, ...
_LOAD_WARN 3,3,3
_LOAD_CRIT 5,5,5

Bugs, issues and contributing

Contributions to this project are welcome and encouraged ... issues in the project repository are the common way to raise an information.


Alignak Pack Checks SNMP is available under the `GPL version 3 license`_.

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