RHDS multiple network interfaces and SNMP counters index strings limitations

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How to configure SNMP monitoring of several Red Hat Directory Server (RHDS) instances on a single multi-homed platform?

The administration guide have some steps, but it shows the SNMP mibs are configured via port assignments.

This is a problem when running multiple instances using multiple network interfaces, all listening on the same TCP port number 389.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 (Tikanga)
    Linux ms-test1.sjc.redhat.com 2.6.18-164.el5 #1 SMP Tue Aug 18 15:51:48 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
  • Red Hat Directory Server 8.1
  • SNMP
  • Multiple network interfaces on 1 system, bound to different ns-slapd processes listening for LDAP service or RHDS "instances", example:
    netstat -lnp|grep 389
    tcp        0      0   *                   LISTEN      6544/ns-slapd
    tcp        0      0  *                   LISTEN      6473/ns-slapd
    tcp        0      0  *                   LISTEN      6404/ns-slapd

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