[CentOS-virt] SNMP monitoring

Lars Hecking lhecking at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Oct 3 12:23:14 EDT 2012

joetesta writes:
> Lars Hecking <lhecking at ...> writes:
> >  It seems it's not possible to monitor kvm virtual image network interfaces
> >  via SNMP. MRTG's cfgmaker says
> > 
> > ### The following interface is commented out because:
> > ### * has no ifSpeed property
> I had the same issue, but only with some of my virtual machines.
> I found that the Network adapter needed to be changed 
> (or rather removed and a new one added) 
> from type "flexible" to "E1000".  
> Doing that with the machine powered off, it kept the same MAC address. 
> Then the SNMP works / sees the ifspeed correctly.

 I set up a new vm for testing and yes, this seems to work.

 Thanks, Joe!

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