[Fusioninventory-user] Really, really, i don't understand how SNMP works...

David DURIEUX d.durieux at siprossii.com
Sun Jul 8 09:12:26 UTC 2012

Le Thu, 5 Jul 2012 18:23:09 +0200
Marco Gaiarin <gaio at sv.lnf.it> a écrit:

>Mandi! Guillaume Rousse
>  In chel di` si favelave...
>> >Agent?! But the ''server'' (GLPI) part use the agent for net/snmp
>> >discovery?!
>> I guess you just understood why you didn't achieved anything sofar
>A-ha! Better later then ever... ;-)))
>> :) The server part is just a control and collect point for agent
>> execution, it doesn't perform any task by itself.
>Ok. I've grabbed thru php code, and not founding a single 'exec()'
>function i supposed also that GLPI does not exec the agent, but use an
>agent (via the internel protocol, via TCP/IP) to do a SNMP discovery.
>I have all my agents running on cron, so clearly there's no agent
>running. ;)
>This indeed explain me the 'Auto management dynamic of agent': by
>default GLPI polls for every registered agent and use a random agent to
>do discovery (probably to share load). Right?

It find an agent allowed to do what you want (netdiscovery, network

>So i've started the agent as a daemon on the same server that run GLPI
>and ''lock'' the agent choice to the only agent running.
>Now, if i start a task, at least end with status OK, but still does not
>work, eg, there's no SNMP data catched.
>A 'discovery' task still does not work (return error).

What error ?

>> I explicitely mentioned 'developement version', which is not even
>> released yet, not even packaged.
>Ok, but windows is just on 2.2: i can use a windows agent to make some
>test? I'm a bit scared to do a manual installation...

So may wait a little 


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