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Re: Monitoring openldap (generating statistics)

James Wilson wrote:


You're right, OpenLDAP doesn't communicate over SNMP (to my knowledge
anyway). But what you can do is in your snmpd.conf file is assign a
command line to an snmp oid (dont know the exact terminology i think
thats close).

Check out this page for more detailed howto

Basically i just adapted this config to fit our environment, although
the monitor-jp.pl script talked about in here needed to be modified
slightly for OpenLDAP 2.2 and our setup.

check out http://www.int-evry.fr/mci/user/procacci/Files/monitor-jp-2.2.X.pl for monitoring openldap 2.2.X databases .
it is described in chapter 4.3 of the above doc .

MRTG sample from our setup is below:
Options[ldapOperations]: growright, nopercent, noinfo
Title[ldapOperations]: LDAP Operations - Total vs Search
PageTop[ldapOperations]: <H1>LDAP Operations - Total vs Search</H1>
MaxBytes[ldapOperations]: 1000000
YLegend[ldapOperations]: # ops
ShortLegend[ldapOperations]: ops
LegendI[ldapOperations]: Total &nbsp;
LegendO[ldapOperations]: Search
Legend1[ldapOperations]: Total &nbsp;
Legend2[ldapOperations]: Search


On Tue, 7 Dec 2004 16:56:12 -0800, Kevin Appel <kappel@clunet.edu> wrote:

Hi James,
I am familiar with MRTG and currently use it to monitor various servers such
as printers and servers.  How do you configure the mrtg to be able to
communicate with the openldap server since the mrtg uses snmp?  I wasn't
under the impression that openldap communicates over snmp.  If you have any
sample mrtg files, it would be greatly appreciated.



-----Original Message-----
From: owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
[mailto:owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org] On Behalf Of James Wilson
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 4:48 PM
To: Kevin Appel
Cc: openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
Subject: Re: Monitoring openldap (generating statistics)


We are using OpenLDAP 2.2.13 and successfully monitor the backend with
MRTG graphs.  There is much more you can do, we just havn't gotten
around to it.  If you need pointers.  Let me know!


Senior Systems Engineer
CSM Technology Adelaide
ph: 08 8418 7804
fax: 08 8418 7820
email: james.wilson@csm.com.au
internet: http://www.csm.com.au

On Tue, 7 Dec 2004 16:15:26 -0800, Kevin Appel <kappel@clunet.edu> wrote:

Hello Everyone,

I am trying to find a good utility to generate statistics for a openldap
server. I have been doing some reading and found there is a built-in
monitor in openldap, however I have not been able to successfully search


Is there configuration that needs to take place for the monitor or does


happen automatically?  In addition, how do I query it to generate stats?

If anyone is using another utility that gives them excellent results,


include that as well

Kevin Appel

Systems Administrator

Information Systems and Services

California Lutheran University

60 West Olsen Road

Thousand Oaks, Ca 91361

Office:   (805)493-3431

Fax:      (805)493-3842