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SNMP resource monitoring

I have a question about HP LoadRunner version 12.1 SNMP software support for monitoring server utilization while conducting the test (Linux and/or Windows):

 

- What version of SNMP is supported in HP LoadRunner (version 1, 2, and/or 3)?
    - If version 3 is supported can it be configured as a preferred version.
- Is authentication over SNMP supported?
- How can the community string for SNMP be customized / defined?

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Re: SNMP resource monitoring

Hello,

 

SNMP monitor is very old monitor and don't have any significant update since 2004. Testing of monitor is also formal and only test against built-in Windows SNMP service provided. So answers will be not full and based on quick analysis of sources.

- What version of SNMP is supported in HP LoadRunner (version 1, 2, and/or 3)?

According to LR 12.01PAM following versions are supported:

  • Any device that is SNMP compliant
  • Supports SNMP 1
  • Supports SNMP 3 for backwards compatibility only

 - If version 3 is supported can it be configured as a preferred version.

There is no sign of such cofiguration.

- Is authentication over SNMP supported?

It looks like not.

- How can the community string for SNMP be customized / defined?

There is SNMP configuration file snmp.cfg in <LR>\dat\monitors folder. See section [cm_snmp_mon] for configurable properties. By default, this section looks like

[cm_snmp_mon]
;port=
SNMP_root_OID=1.3.6.1
SNMP_root_name=Internet
SNMP_agent_name=SNMP
;SNMP_community_name=

In priciple, SNMP_community_name property exists, but it is commented and there is no sign of using this property in sources. So most probably it is not used.

 

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