Adding Simple Network Management Protocol sources

To capture resource monitoring data from a Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agent, you must configure the data source.


  1. On the Location page, specify the connection and authentication information for the SNMP agent.
  2. In MIB path, type or browse to the management information base (MIB) file. Typically, MIB files are supplied by manufacturers of devices that support SNMP.
  3. On the Resource page, select the type of data to capture. The tree view shows the counter groups and counters that are available from the application server. Be selective; monitoring all possible resource data requires substantial amounts of memory. Hold your mouse pointer over a counter to see details about what that counter measures.
  4. Configure the options on the Options page.
    1. Click Reset counters at start of run (client side reset only) to set the counters to 0 at the start of a schedule run. This setting does not change the actual values of the counters on the device that runs the SNMP agent. Instead, the recorded values of the counters are corrected to start at 0.
    2. In Polling Interval, specify in seconds the interval for collecting resource data. For example, if you accept the default setting of 5 seconds, counter information is collected at 5-second intervals from the specified host during the schedule run.
    3. In Timeout Interval, specify in seconds the time to wait for a response. If the resource monitoring host does not respond within this amount of time during a schedule run, an error is logged.
  5. To collect the resource monitoring data for the system under test that is in the cloud, in the Cloud Options tab, click the Location in Public Cloud check box.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Specify a location and name and click Finish.