SNMP Monitoring for Java VM

SNMP is not really simple, but quite a useful protocol, if you want to run standard monitoring tools like Nagios, Zero RRD or Cacti.
Even though Java offers JMX for runtime information like thread and memory consumption, you can also use SNMP to read at least a subset.
In my opinion usage of a standard monitoring tool has several advantages over JMX-based visualization in jconsole or Lambda Probe:

  • Statistics fit into centralized reporting, e.g. for SLAs.
  • The tools are independent of the Java VM. If the VM freezes, the history is still available
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Zero RRD Framework: Major Release

It’s done, yesterday we published a major update of the Zero RRD Framework at SourceForge. You will find the latest code in the SubVersion Repository, but also a snapshot in the Download Section.
You can just download and extract the tar.gz archives for zerod and zero-agent in your /opt folder and follow the manual in the doc folder.
Any feedback and help is appreciated.

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