tools for monitoring HDD usage and CPU usage

Paulus Tanudjaja paulus at
Wed Jun 8 22:55:56 EDT 2005

Hi guys,

I guess my first mail didn't make it there.

Anyway here it goes,

My name is Paulus, and I am a beginner user of Argus. I would like to 
know whether someone can help me with argus monitoring capabilities for 
HDD space and CPU usage. I have read that Argus can actually use SNMP to 
get the data about the CPU usage and HDD space, but when I tried to use 
it, Argus keep giving me a red sign.

Here is the code that I use for that:

            Service UDP/SNMP {
            oid: .
            maxvalue: .8
            label: HDD1
            retries: 5

and the result is:

            name: UDP/SNMP
            status: down
            note: ---
            hostname: ---
            port: 161
            SNMP oid: .

I have turned on the service for SNMP on that machine by using 
add/remove Windows component on Windows 2000. Basically I use Argus for 
monitoring systems such as Linux FC3, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. So 
far, I only use Argus to do a simple ping and also DICOM ping for some 
of the servers.

I was just wondering whether anyone can help me by providing sample 
codes for each operating system ( Win 2000, Win XP, and UNIX box). Most 
of the machine here that I use are DELL machines, i don't know whether 
that will make a difference on the OID or not.

Thank you very much for your help,

Paulus Tanudjaja
Network and Desktop Support Officer

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