Dont worry! Thanks for the input and pointers you've given me its been very helpful - i've gotten it further than I had it the day before yesterday (:
I'm taking notes because i'll be using this as a work product xD - if i ever get this working I'll post exactly what i did for it to work on Ubuntu.
I'm going to have a go at net-snmp to hunt down that OID then, wish me luck!
Using [snmpwalk -v2c -On -c 'password here' 'Ip address here'] I have been able to find the OID for the device
Attachment 17763 this is what I got
IF you dont get along with Nagios, personally it think Ive found a better option....
Homepage of Zabbix :: An Enterprise-Class Open Source Distributed Monitoring Solution
Zabbix is great, I work for an ISP and with added Mapping (Locations) It's spot on.
I tried Nagios, and its good but was a headache to get working, Zabbix was a few hours work and it just looks really good!!
I assume from the preceding posts that this project is as much about the journey and learning Linux as anything. And you certainly learn a lot trying to get Nagios up and running from scratch :)
Originally Posted by cpjitservices
However, in a production environment I use the free version of Opsview Open Source Network Monitoring | Open Source Monitoring Software | Opsview which sits on Nagios anyway.
Installation is a doddle - just add the repository and install and it does everything for you. Want it easier? It also comes as a virtual appliance.
Also has a nice mobile app so you can check you network on phone/tablet when roaming the halls.
Thanks for your responses and you were right this was as much about my learning as it was to be used in the work place.