Accessing SNMP data on remote appliances RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to use System.Management to read the RFC1213 table from a remote appliance. I've done this in the past with COM-Interop and some samples found online, but there is a fair amount of overhead to pulling in COM and I feel like I'm very close and just missing something with System.Management. Here is a code sample:


    public static void Main( string[ ] args )



    LookupDevice( "public", "" );



    static void LookupDevice( string targetCommunity, string targetDevice )



    ManagementScope scope;


    ManagementPath mpath;


    ManagementClass mc;


    ManagementNamedValueCollection queryParameters;


    EnumerationOptions queryOptions;


    scope = new ManagementScope( "root\\snmp\\localhost" );


    mpath = new ManagementPath( "SNMP_RFC1213_MIB_ifTable" );


    queryParameters = new ManagementNamedValueCollection( );


    queryParameters.Add( "AgentAddress", targetDevice );


    queryParameters.Add( "AgentReadCommunityName", targetCommunity );


    queryOptions = new EnumerationOptions( );


    queryOptions.Context = queryParameters;


    using ( mc = new ManagementClass( scope, mpath, null ) )



    foreach ( ManagementObject mo in mc.GetInstances( queryOptions ) )



    Console.WriteLine( "ifIndex: {0}", mo[ "ifIndex" ] );


    Console.WriteLine( "ifDescr: {0}", mo[ "ifDescr" ] );





    I get a "not found" ManagementException when it tries to get the instances in the GetInstances() call. Help!




    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 10:20 PM

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  • Can you provide more detail information about the exception?
    Thursday, November 18, 2010 1:42 PM
  • It is a System.Management exception with "Not Found". That's all the detail you get from WMI. It indicates to me that the Query is not using the AgentAddress, etc. to talk to the remote system at all.
    Friday, November 19, 2010 6:30 PM
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    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 3:05 AM
  • Hi,

    1)      Have you set up the WMI environment for SNMP provider as given in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa393621(VS.85).aspx

    2)      Are you able to query the class using wbemTest?



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    Tuesday, December 7, 2010 10:17 PM