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SNMP Query (String) service

The SNMP Query (string) service, formerly called Generic String (SNMP), will collect any OID using a configurable OID parameter field. It is returned as a string in SolarWinds N-central's database regardless of the original SNMP data type. Thresholds cannot be applied to Generic String.

Service Type SNMP
Instances on a Device 1000
Device Class Server - Generic, Workstation - Generic, Other, Printer, Scanner/Camera, Switch/Router, and Server - Windows
Monitored By Windows probe
Target OID Index The Index of the object that you would like to monitor.
Target OID Variable The OID that you would like to monitor.
Scan Interval 15 minutes
ObjectID - .1.3.6.1

The unfinished OID. Append the rest of the dotted decimal values that correspond to the SNMP object you wish to query to this unfinished OID. For example, if the OID is .1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.8, enter .2.1.2.2.1.8.

You must also include the index. For example, to collect the sysDescr system description, enter 2.1.1.1.0 in this field.

You can set the service to monitor any variable by using the SNMP. This service monitors one value at a time by allowing you to specify the SNMP object identifier (OID) and the index of the object that you would like to monitor.

SNMP query status details

Status Detail Description
Generic String The returned string.
System Uptime The uptime of the device. This status detail is required.