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net-snmpd-lvs-module is a dynamicaly loadable shared object for SNMP to get the configuration and some statistical information from the Linux kernel with IP virtual server support.


Get the source for this module (local copy or Alternate source location). From download the the correct version of ipvsadm, for kernel 2.6 use ipvsadm-1.24 or later, for kernel 2.4 use ipvsadm-1.21. Extract ipvsadm-version.tar.gz, build the library and copy the subtree libipvs into the module's working directory.

Check that the Linux kernel is available under /usr/src/linux. Install net-snmp and its development headers and libraries. Invoke make, this should build Copy LVS-MIB.txt and OC-MIB.txt to /usr/share/snmp/mibs/.

Check that the new MIB is visible by invoking

shell> snmptranslate -m LVS-MIB -On -IR lvsServiceEntry,

this should return . Copy to /usr/lib/ and add the following line to /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf:

dlmod lvs /usr/lib/

Restart your snmpd.

Try if everything works invoking:

shell> snmpwalk -c public -v 2c -m LVS-MIB localhost
LVS-MIB::lvsVersion.0 = STRING: "1.2.0"
LVS-MIB::lvsNumServices.0 = INTEGER: 2
LVS-MIB::lvsHashTableSize.0 = INTEGER: 4096
LVS-MIB::lvsTcpTimeOut.0 = INTEGER: 900
LVS-MIB::lvsTcpFinTimeOut.0 = INTEGER: 120
LVS-MIB::lvsUdpTimeOut.0 = INTEGER: 300
LVS-MIB::lvsDaemonState.0 = INTEGER: none(0)

In case you want to add additional snmp-values to your MIB: Set export MIBS=ALL and create skeleton with

shell> mib2c -c mib2c.interate.conf lvsRealTable


shell> mib2c -c mib2c.interate.conf lvsServiceTable

this should create a file lvsRealTable.c and/or lvsServiceTable.c. Use the generated code as a template for lvs.c and populate the missing parts.


The code for this module currently is maintained by Jacob Rief. This code is based on ucd-snmpd-lvs written by Romeo Benzoni in 2002 and never modified since. As that code did not compile with the newer net-snmp headers, I decided to rewrite the complete code. The only unchanged parts from the ucd-snmpd-lvs project are LVS-MIB.txt and OC-MIB.txt.

Extrenal Links

Official site: (unavailable as of13 July 2008)