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by lebowski
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: string_compare problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Re: string_compare problem

The first post on the probe thread says to use -1 for false... Cisco CPU Type: Function Available: if(oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.9.2.1.58.0")>0, 1, -1) but -1 is true, try it... [if(-1,"-1 is true","-1 is false")] This incorrect information should corrected, anyhow why use -1 for false when 0 is precise unles...
by lebowski
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude IS Dead, really, isn't it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5479

Re: The Dude IS Dead, really, isn't it?

nedi
by lebowski
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224022

Re: Probe Thread

Is it possible to graph all the time and still have a notification on failure if a probe fails?
Only if you make 2 probes, one to graph and one to notify, on the one to graph just put "" in the error line and don't put anything in the graph on the 2nd probe....
by lebowski
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik used by Amazon in their cloud datacenters
Replies: 34
Views: 18057

Re: MikroTik used by Amazon in their cloud datacenters

Congrats MikroTik, I show management products for under $100 and they think they are not good enough when in reality they are great. Disruptive pricing is hard to take seriously but you guys deserve the recognition.
by lebowski
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: False Alerts
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: False Alerts

Yes I modified the built in Functions, most of them... cpu_usage_available array_size(oid_column("iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib-2.host.hrDevice.hrProcessorTable.hrProcessorEntry.hrProcessorLoad", 10, 5)) cpu_usage average(oid_column("iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib-2.host.hrDevice.hrProcessorTable.hrP...
by lebowski
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Keep device green even when probe fails?
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: Keep device green even when probe fails?

The error line of a probe is what controls if the probe is up or down, if the error line of the probe returns "" then there is no error. You could just put "" in the error line or you could put "" in both parts of the if statement. if(x,"","") I wanted a "connected" function that could graph. I made...
by lebowski
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude snmpwalk gives different values for a given OID
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Re: The Dude snmpwalk gives different values for a given OID

SNMPwalk in the dude doesn't know if the interger is signed or unsigned (maybe snmp walk doesn't check the MIB or it is not installed?) either way you can actually used the OID in a function or probe and and determine if the dude reads it correctly and use it. You might need to use OID_RAW or OID_Co...
by lebowski
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude still graphs even while module is down
Replies: 15
Views: 3907

Re: Dude still graphs even while module is down

Good to know jmay, another annoying dude thing resolved :)
by lebowski
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Speed for 10G Link look like 4.29Gbps and rate is wrong
Replies: 1
Views: 661

Re: Speed for 10G Link look like 4.29Gbps and rate is wrong

The counters for the dude are 32bit, 4.29billion is the largest unsigned number 32 bits can hold. I doubt they are able to prefer 64 bit counters yet. They should have a checkbox to prefer 64 bit counters so that when you monitor any link the underlying function checks to see if the equivalent 64 bi...
by lebowski
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: False Alerts
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: False Alerts

Inside the OID function is a built in 300 second negative cache timer. Meaning if a failed probe is stored it will stay failed for 5 minutes, this can cause probes to never respond to re-probes. I don't remember if I completely tested this but if the negative cache timer is not cleared just before t...
by lebowski
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Save data on periodic base - printer monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: Save data on periodic base - printer monitor

Could you graph the daily or monthly total? You might be able to use the rate command to get the difference from the last time you grabbed the number of prints. Or if there is a way to reset the count, graph the value then reset the counter.
by lebowski
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Graphing RF Power Levels on PTP Links [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: Graphing RF Power Levels on PTP Links [SOLVED]

Thanks that rocks, glad I could help out. If your around Denver sometime :)
by lebowski
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Maps for the masses
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Maps for the masses

Yep good point, them rrd tools graphs from the past would only render when someone wanted to see them.
by lebowski
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Graphing RF Power Levels on PTP Links [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: Graphing RF Power Levels on PTP Links [SOLVED]

Solectek bridges have kind of the same trouble where the OID is actually something different on each link even though they use the same hardware something is tacked onto the end of the RSSI OID. For example the actual oid is 1.3.6.1.4.1.2890.7.6.2.1.5.6.0.128.72.116.21.168 on one bridge, Since it is...
by lebowski
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Maps for the masses
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Maps for the masses

I wish they would put the web server back or export graphics in V6, I tried many times to find something that could replace the dude and nothing... still looking at moving to v6 to get away from the 2gb file limit, hope that is fixed in v6 as well.
by lebowski
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude still graphs even while module is down
Replies: 15
Views: 3907

Re: Dude still graphs even while module is down

Crazy stuff jmay, what I didn't try was to fix graphing negative numbers, I just graph the negative number from my radios. Maybe multiplying by -1 is storing the previous value and screwing up your probe? Anyhow you can graph negative numbers so maybe that would work...
rssi.png
by lebowski
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Maps for the masses
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Maps for the masses

In 4.0b3 the export function is on the last tab of the map settings button.
schedule.png
by lebowski
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224022

Re: Probe Thread

eriitguy, the only idea I have is your probe interval is conflicting with the probe. On the appearance of the device place your function for CPU [Procurve_Cpu_Test()] and see what the label does. Check your label refresh interval and modify it to be the same as your probe interval and see if they ac...
by lebowski
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Maps for the masses
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Maps for the masses

I needed to produce a map that I could share with every department and have it simple to understand. I have some busy maps and have not tried a minimalist map so I just had to share a fake version of a minimalist map. minimal.png The clouds are devices that use ping or HTTP that are white if they ar...
by lebowski
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224022

Re: Probe Thread

Add 1 in the function since the CPU can return 0% utilization. subtract 1 in the value and error lines... Name: Procurve_Cpu_Test Code: if(oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.11.2.14.11.5.1.9.6.1.0",10,5), oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.11.2.14.11.5.1.9.6.1.0",10,5) +1 , "False") in your error line if(Cisco_CPU_a()<>"False",if(Cisc...
by lebowski
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Building Blocks
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Building Blocks

I don't use auto discover so creating a stencil map is the next best thing. The above XLM would not paste into another dude server which is confusing. Anyhow here is a screenshot of some objects that I put on a stencils map. I added the probes I like and save them then when I add a new device I just...
by lebowski
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How to enable 2 ip's probing on one device?
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Re: How to enable 2 ip's probing on one device?

Are they on the same network? A second device doesn't have to be very big, it could just be a Green/red dot next to the main object. You could auto discover the devices. I know a lot of things in the dude are configuration intense but at least you have that option.
by lebowski
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How to enable 2 ip's probing on one device?
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Re: How to enable 2 ip's probing on one device?

Make the probe for the 2nd ping by hand, a bunch of functions let you specify the address. Create another ping function, give it a name, and specify the address. Another thing you can do is If you want a label that shows an SNMP value from a different system you can use the IP of the remote system i...
by lebowski
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Building Blocks
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Building Blocks

Create a map called stencil, paste these and use copies of them to create other maps. <?xml version="1.0" ?> <dude version="4.0beta3"> <Device> <sys-type>15</sys-type> <sys-id>240078804</sys-id> <sys-name>Router</sys-name> <addresses>0.0.0.0</addresses> <dnsNames>Router</dnsNames> <lookup>name to ad...
by lebowski
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Charts not displaying right scale [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Charts not displaying right scale [SOLVED]

The unit for your probe could just have ms in the field or like the previous poster mentions post your data source.
by lebowski
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude v6 - Feature request list
Replies: 66
Views: 17779

Re: Feature request list for Dude v6

Ability to control the icon color based a color variable that can be used in a function. Nested Functions on interface device labels, this function doesn't work; [if(Interface.OperStatus="up","","Interface Trouble")] Allow custom field to be used as a variable in a function. Prefer 64 bit counters. ...
by lebowski
Tue May 23, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: DENVER MUM
Replies: 5
Views: 774

DENVER MUM

Hey you guys are in DENVER wow kick ass, I am just up the street. I just wanted to shout out to all the MUM users and say have a great time, I didn't even realize it was this week until this morning! I can't miss work since I didn't plan to show up :( so much things going on here... I think there ar...
by lebowski
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Telnet not working on windows 7
Replies: 20
Views: 6141

Re: Telnet not working on windows 7

Open a command prompt and type C:\putty.exe and hit enter it should run putty.

if it shows

C:\Windows\System32>c:\putty.exe
'c:\putty.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Putty is not at the root of the C: drive.
by lebowski
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude: Best practices for efficiency?
Replies: 4
Views: 1492

Re: The Dude: Best practices for efficiency?

I don't believe so, the default is 30 seconds so that is already 1/2 as much traffic. If you want to go back to the stone age of 5 minute intervals that would be 10x less traffic. I like frequent polling so I can see changes quickly. I would run 30 second intervals but i wanted to make sure my datab...
by lebowski
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: stop the e-mail notifications when the device change his status
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: stop the e-mail notifications when the device change his status

Sounds like you have it correct, there is another question about this issue today but I don't know you might have to send support an email and get them involved.
by lebowski
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Interface bit rate graphing
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Interface bit rate graphing

Cool glad you got it working.
by lebowski
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: stop the e-mail notifications when the device change his status
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: stop the e-mail notifications when the device change his status

Make a clone of Notification, rename them so one is for down and the other is for up. Setup the down notification to have 100, set the up notification to have 1. Enable them both... so email of down is from unstable->down and email of up is from down->up.
by lebowski
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude: Best practices for efficiency?
Replies: 4
Views: 1492

Re: The Dude: Best practices for efficiency?

I run with intervals of 1 minute for most things, the dude is really efficient, generating an average bit rate of 500kbps. That is with about 700 devices. I don't think the dude generates enough traffic to worry about unless you are using a t1 line. I have added ping to over 2000 devices as a test (...
by lebowski
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Interface bit rate graphing
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Interface bit rate graphing

Search for posts with rate, diff32 and diff64. Rate returns parameter divided by time elapsed since previous call. So if you grab the diff of a counter you can use rate to give the change over time.

rate(diff32(oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.14.12")))
by lebowski
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Email Notifications - General Tab Missing!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1442

Re: Email Notifications - General Tab Missing!!!

the global settings button is the top left not in the middle... that is the per map button. both buttons should have a general tab though so something is wrong.
by lebowski
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Graph History
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: Graph History

Can you post a screenshot of the general tab?
by lebowski
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Email Notifications - General Tab Missing!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1442

Re: Email Notifications - General Tab Missing!!!

It is Notification in the polling tab.
by lebowski
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Labels not showing SNMP data for UPS
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: Labels not showing SNMP data for UPS

Great, always confusing when users have different experiences!
by lebowski
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude switch interface traffic monitoring - polling in shorter intervalls
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

Re: Dude switch interface traffic monitoring - polling in shorter intervalls

Yeah it is super handy, i was trying to prove that wireless was fine and that the server sucks so I got that running and grabbed a Netflix ~20mbps, tried to populate a table from the server that sucked ~600Kbps, lol, server still sucks :)
by lebowski
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Second Notification For Specific Devices Being Monitored.
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Second Notification For Specific Devices Being Monitored.

There are 3 locations for notifications, at the global level with the settings button on the top left, in each map with the settings button in the middle, and settings for each device on the polling tab. Having a notification checked at the device level would send only for the device, having map not...
by lebowski
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Labels not showing SNMP data for UPS
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: Labels not showing SNMP data for UPS

I meant snmp v2.
OH there maybe look at your oid, it is supposed to be "1.3.61.4.1.3808.1.1.1.4.2.3.0"
Load: [oid("3.6.1.4.1.3808.1.1.1.4.2.3.0")] %
by lebowski
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Counter graph or Cumulative probe
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Re: Counter graph or Cumulative probe

The rate command is the rate of change over time, maybe you could use it. OR How long a value is cached is configurable, Make 2 functions, the first one has a 50 second cache, the 2nd one has a 20 second cache. Use both functions in a probe that is polled every 30 seconds then to subtract function 2...
by lebowski
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Labels not showing SNMP data for UPS
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: Labels not showing SNMP data for UPS

Probably a v3 issue, test with v2
by lebowski
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: NetFlow
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Re: NetFlow

Nope but there is "ntopng 2.0" I found that looks ok for flows...
by lebowski
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude still graphs even while module is down
Replies: 15
Views: 3907

Re: Dude still graphs even while module is down

Sorry Eine I am not running the new version. I have been watching and there are good things in the newer versions but I have not had time to start a new server and migrate. I still run 4b3 and will migrate when i stop seeing game breaking bugs in the top of the forum. They should absolutely make neg...
by lebowski
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224022

Re: Probe Thread

so the Big question would be ;
can you put a TCP probe in a "Function"
Call any type of probe from a function would be a great addition.

L
by lebowski
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224022

Re: Probe Thread

~[0-9A-Fa-f]{91}0.* in the "receive" window of the probe. this works very well and simple. Seriously nice work figuring that all out. If your TCP Probe has ~[0-9A-Fa-f]+0F2$ of course it should show "up" when the door is shut. The regex ~[0-9A-Fa-f]{91}0.* doesn't work in regex designer but... If t...
by lebowski
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224022

Re: Probe Thread

Lebowski , i found direct way to send the right command from default tcp probe. ( see my edited post ) . can you / or someone give some light on how to write the function to parse the data that comes back ? Can you put a regex that matches door closed in the receive? ~[0-9A-Fa-f]+0F2$ or ~[0-9A-Fa-...
by lebowski
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude Attack Control
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Re: Dude Attack Control

The function for if_7_out_rate needs to have an if_7_in_rate that creates the correct bit rate for inbound traffic. Duplicate your current low output rate probe and save it as "high input 7" (something else) and replace the error line with if(If_7_in_rate() = -1,"SNMP Read Error",if(If_7_in_rate() >...
by lebowski
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Device window size
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: Device window size

There is a bug when a device has many mac addresses the window scales to fit the mac addresses but that keeps the window from shrinking, Delete mac addresses from the device view to reduce the window size. Set the mac detection to none.
by lebowski
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: [Feature Request] Dude Client Display options
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: [Feature Request] Dude Client Display options

Create a panel and open it separately, click Panels, click +, on the blank window type a name for the panel, click on the down arrow near the top left, choose a specific map or any other "window" you want to display, on the right hand side click the vertical or the horizontal split, to add more pane...
by lebowski
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Syntax for labels
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: Syntax for labels

This works on the appearance of a device label... [if("1","true","false")] You should be able to do this [if(ros_command(":put [/system identity get name]"), ros_command(":put [/system identity get name]), Device_Name)] I don't have time to get the syntax correct but it should work... Lebowski
by lebowski
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude + Telegram
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

Re: The Dude + Telegram

upgrade to v6.39rc7
by lebowski
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude and Cacti
Replies: 1
Views: 706

Re: Dude and Cacti

The data is probably too hard to deal with but the data stored by most network monitoring applications is in what is called RRD for Round Robin Database. Cacti, zenos, mrtg, nmis, and many others all use the same method, RRD. RRD data can easily be examined with RRD Tool or Ddraw. The trouble is the...
by lebowski
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Temperature
Replies: 1
Views: 539

Re: Temperature

Make as many new functions as temper sensors listed under this oid 1.3.6.1.4.1.9.9.13.1.3.1.3 (SNMPWALK THIS OID) on a router there might be 6 temperature sensors... NAME: Cisco_Temp_1 CODE: if(string_size(oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.9.9.13.1.3.1.3.1", 10 ,5)), oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.9.9.13.1.3.1.3.1", 10, 5) ,"Fals...
by lebowski
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224022

Re: Probe Thread

(Future) request :
How to write a probe / function for a NON SNMP device in Dude,
Look at execute, you can call other programs/scripts and batch jobs.
by lebowski
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Remote log on to Dude
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Re: Remote log on to Dude

Check the firewall logs... I believe port 2210 and 2211 for secure.
by lebowski
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Function / Probe help!
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Re: Function / Probe help!

Using CustomField2 as a processed value doesn't seem possible... Try this type of thing on the appearance of a device label and you get Device.CustomField2 instead of the value in the field. [if(Device.CustomField2=2412,"stuff","no stuff"] [oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.9.9.272.1.1.2.15.1.6.1.1",10,5)] [if(oid("...
by lebowski
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: if / elseif in Dude device labels or functions
Replies: 6
Views: 3393

Re: if / elseif in Dude device labels or functions

I really like to use functions. Since you can differentiate when a device is in an error state or completely down. Click on functions, click + , put syncstate as the name, paste the code from below and click ok. Of course be wary of the syntax errors if Name: syncstate if(string_size(oid("1.3.6.1.4....
by lebowski
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: if / elseif in Dude device labels or functions
Replies: 6
Views: 3393

Re: if / elseif in Dude device labels or functions

This is the fix... sorry for the syntax error. if(oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.17713.21.1.3.1.0",10,5)=2,"Sync OK",if(oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.17713.21.1.3.1.0",10,5)=3,"Hold off",if(oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.17713.21.1.3.1.0",10,5)=4,"Retraining","failed to read sync"))) I am running 4.0b3. They need to change it in newer vers...
by lebowski
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: if / elseif in Dude device labels or functions
Replies: 6
Views: 3393

Re: if / elseif in Dude device labels or functions

Heck here is the OID table in question, so 0 is a value (don't bother since 0=false) if you really need to test for 0, add some other value to it first. Object ID: 1.3.6.1.4.1.17713.21.1.3.1 GPS Current SYNC State: 0 - The Initialization State 1 - The No Synchronization State 2 - The Synchronization...
by lebowski
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: if / elseif in Dude device labels or functions
Replies: 6
Views: 3393

Re: if / elseif in Dude device labels or functions

The if statement in the dude has the following description first parameter - condition, second - returned if condition yields logical true, third - returned otherwise if(x,return this value , else return this value) but you can put an if inside an if... if(x,return this value , else if(y,return this...
by lebowski
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Reset Chart Data
Replies: 1
Views: 561

Re: Reset Chart Data

In 4.0beta3 if you copied an object the history data was cleared, select the link that has the chart and click copy, see if that fixes it.
by lebowski
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Move devices
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

Re: Move devices

There was a change in 4.b3 where when you click the copy button history data is cleared, it is also a bug since it clears the history of the original object. It would be nice if "copy" gave a popup to keep history or delete it. Also removed was the RRD editor, if you placed a graph on a chart you co...
by lebowski
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Upload background images
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: Upload background images

You might be able to drag and drop to upload like in the old version.
by lebowski
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Copy paste network maps and other elements between network maps
Replies: 1
Views: 843

Re: Copy paste network maps and other elements between network maps

On 4.0beta3 sometimes you have to restart the client If the paste button is not visible. You should examine the XML, paste the device into notepad to see the XML of the item you are copying. Since 4.0beta3 is on windows sometimes I will RDP and run directly to do copies.
by lebowski
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe (if () do ros coomand) Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: Probe (if () do ros coomand) Problem

Cool, glad I could help.
by lebowski
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Multi-Tenant Dude Monitoring
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Re: Multi-Tenant Dude Monitoring

The current dude doesn't support map based access. If each user needs full access you could just install a server version for each user. If they are using windows?
by lebowski
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe (if () do ros coomand) Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: Probe (if () do ros coomand) Problem

Sorry I don't have a OmniTIK U-5HnD for testing, change it to warning... Error: if(get_rb_cpu_load()<>"False",if(get_rb_cpu_load()-1< 95, "", concatenate("Warning: high CPU = ", get_rb_cpu_load(), "%", rebooting) ) ), "Device down") Create a notification with execute and put the reboot command in th...
by lebowski
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe (if () do ros coomand) Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: Probe (if () do ros coomand) Problem

There is a flaw with the logic, anytime the probe can't read the CPU load that router will reboot also if the cpu is actually 0% utilization it will cause a reboot. Error: if(get_rb_cpu_load()<90, "", ros_command("/system reboot")) Make your function so it returns "False" when the probe can't read t...
by lebowski
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Network Notifications
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Re: Network Notifications

There is a negative cache time that affects probes you can find some examples on stuff I built by searching. The setup you have sounds weird if you have 1 probe per hour and 4 retries you have the dude configured to take 4 hours to show an outage but you wait 5 minutes for response. Even high latenc...
by lebowski
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude, v6.37rc test builds.
Replies: 92
Views: 17765

Re: The Dude, v6.37rc test builds.

Nice to see Dude lumbering up.
Feature request: Add 'Name' to option when adding new device (not just IP).
You can add devices by name but it has to be fully qualified...
by lebowski
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224022

Re: Probe Thread

navrik; Place the following on the device label;
[oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.8.1")]
What exactly is displayed on the device? use that in your comparison.
#
by lebowski
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: probe issue ... looks unstable many times
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Re: probe issue ... looks unstable many times

      I am not sure what is supposed to be happening here but normally I would create a function to return a value or false. Then in the probe error line perform the error checking. For example here is a function that returns Linux CPU or false;   LinuxCPU: if(string_size(oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.2620.1.6.7...
by lebowski
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: link the dude
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Re: link the dude

So you can tell if there are packets on the link, when many packets link goes red. #
by lebowski
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224022

Re: Probe Thread

Hi! Error: if(oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.8.1")=2, "", concatenate("Link to ",  oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.31.1.1.1.18.1"), " is down")) place this on the device label [oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.8.1")] Use the exact match that is displayed in your device label to check the error... Error: if(oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.8...
by lebowski
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224022

Re: Probe Thread

Hi! Error: if(oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.8.1")=2, "", concatenate("Link to ", oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.31.1.1.1.18.1"), " is down")) place this on the device label [oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.8.1")] Use the exact match that is displayed in your device label to check the error... Error: if(oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.8....
by lebowski
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224022

Re: Probe Thread


if(device_property("Type")="DES",device_property("Type"),"error")
In the error line any value returned is considered an error. You must return "" if you are not in an error state. In your case you are returning a value so it is in an error state.

if(device_property("Type")="DES","","error")
by lebowski
Tue May 10, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude monitor stability
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: Dude monitor stability

Do you have many probes that you made your self? Maybe disable them, see if it still crashes. Also can you run your old monitor to try to resolve the issue faster? Meaning disable a different bunch of probes on your old monitor to eliminate those probes being associated with causing the issue. Same ...
by lebowski
Mon May 09, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: help with setting up pppoe users bandwidth graph
Replies: 23
Views: 3593

Re: help with setting up pppoe users bandwidth graph

Changing OIDs is a pain, there is not a good way for the dude to determine what new oid it becomes. Maybe the oid is always one of a certain group of oids? Could you use part of the oid to make your own rate calculation. or create a link for each oid and just track them all? Just ping the other side...
by lebowski
Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: help with setting up pppoe users bandwidth graph
Replies: 23
Views: 3593

Re: help with setting up pppoe users bandwidth graph

I am assuming that the interface oid is changing every time the user logs in? When you select the interface in the drop down does it have a slightly different look? More detail would be good like how you configured the existing probe.
by lebowski
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Visual indication of a Down Link
Replies: 0
Views: 612

Visual indication of a Down Link

There is a way to have down links show up as a color on a map but you have to sacrifice the link utilization color to do it. One easy method would be to just add [Interface.OperStatus] to the label and be done with it. If the link labels are turned off that won't work. Having the top map labels turn...
by lebowski
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Can anyone tell me that, How many devices we can add in Dude...
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

Re: Can anyone tell me that, How many devices we can add in Dude...

I monitor about 500 devices but at one time for a test of our desktops to see if they turned them off at night I build a map that would scan 192.168.0.0/16 and install ping on any device it found, that one map had about 2200 devices with a single probe of ping.
by lebowski
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: export history graph to excel
Replies: 8
Views: 2795

Re: export history graph to excel

That would be really great. Another way to see the RRD data in 3.6 is to add the graph to a chart then inside the properties of the graph you can find the detail. I don't think this will help much but it is there.
by lebowski
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: export history graph to excel
Replies: 8
Views: 2795

Re: export history graph to excel

In windows the file is \\cworks1\Cworks1-C\Program Files\Dude\data\dude.db The Database is in single user mode so you must stop the dude process to open the database. Just copy the database off to a work area and restart your collector... Once you have the database you can install an sqlite plugin f...
by lebowski
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude 4.0beta3 - Graphs
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

Re: Dude 4.0beta3 - Graphs

In your function add 1 to the value just before you examine it so it will never be 0. You can subtract 1 when you graph it for accuracy.

if(string_size(oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.3530.5.8.0",10,5)),oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.3530.5.8.0",10,5)+1,"False")
by lebowski
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Problem SNMP speed interface
Replies: 7
Views: 3463

Re: Problem SNMP speed interface

They are derived from internal functions, I doubt you could build your own alternative since they don't allow for variables in functions. It would not be hard for them to allow for a check box that just preferred 64 bit counters. If you have a 10gb link averaging 300mbps.That is the 32 bit counters ...
by lebowski
Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude 4.0beta3 database fixed
Replies: 4
Views: 2437

Re: Dude 4.0beta3 database fixed

Nice to know how to clear out the database!
by lebowski
Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: export history graph to excel
Replies: 8
Views: 2795

Re: export history graph to excel

The data is xml but it is compressed in the database. There are tools to access the database but no one has reported unzipiping and exporting the RRD tables in there.
by lebowski
Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Feature Request!
Replies: 1
Views: 861

Re: Feature Request!

In the top right corner there is a layer called dependencies, I have not used it but if it works you can draw dependencies and then the outages should only be sent for the top dependency. Inside Notification you can delay on the advanced tab, you can also set repeat interval and count. Also devices ...
by lebowski
Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude, work continues: v6.35rc test builds.
Replies: 103
Views: 34931

Re: The Dude, work continues: v6.35rc test builds.

Is there any way to clear the graphics files? You might have to just delete the probe and put it back on... In 4.3b if you copied any object the collected data for the original object gets erased before the copy, so on the device that is creating those graphs you should be able to just click copy t...
by lebowski
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: TCP Probe for Winbox
Replies: 1
Views: 1011

Re: TCP Probe for Winbox

You can select "connect only" and that will verify that the port is open. There was a post a while ago where someone actually did test a radius login with complete details on what to send and receive for radius so the best way to firgure out a winbox send receive is to capture a winbox login in wire...
by lebowski
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Problem SNMP speed interface
Replies: 7
Views: 3463

Re: Problem SNMP speed interface

The Dude only uses the 32bit counters, the best you can do is create a new interface and set the speed to 4294967295, then it will record somewhat correctly but there will be gaps in the graph when the counter rolls over. You could lower the polling interval but you don't want to collect so much dat...
by lebowski
Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe execute function
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Re: Probe execute function

Your available line will always return true, -1 is not null. ^^^^ is not exactly correct... First the available line is only used when using "discover" to automatically add a probe to a device. The dude attempts to use the available line of the probe on the device when you click discover on the ser...
by lebowski
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe execute function
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Re: Probe execute function

What port do you want to check? Say you want to test if port 81 is open, start a new probe, select TCP or UDP, enter the port and check connect only. This will cause the dude to only check if the port is open.
by lebowski
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe execute function
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Re: Probe execute function

Your available line will always return true, -1 is not null. There is always some difficulty getting the return value passed back correctly. Put your execute on the appearance of a device and verify that the function works. If you search my posts for execute you will find some good detail. Something...
by lebowski
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Ping "Local Problem" On 4.3 beta
Replies: 11
Views: 2224

Re: Ping "Local Problem" On 4.3 beta

Make sure to lower UAC and make sure the dude is running as administrator. When installing the dude make sure you are using an administrator account since it is probably setup to run as a service. There is an old thread somewhere about this problem although not win10. This could be a new problem.
by lebowski
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Newbie Help
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

Re: Newbie Help

Do you know how to configure SNMP? Does the device you want to monitor have SNMP? The dude will request SNMP values and display them in the context of the device. Is the device you want to monitor on a map? Right click that device, click SNMPWALK. That is a separate tool that shows if SNMP is workin...
by lebowski
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Can the dude graph more than 500 mbps?
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Re: Can the dude graph more than 500 mbps?

It is complicated by how long your polling interval is and how fast the link is. The rate function uses the diff of the byte counter readings over time to get the current value. If your polling is not often enough the counter could roll over especially when it is a 10gb link. It could be something e...
by lebowski
Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released
Replies: 269
Views: 74253

Re: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released

Thank You MikroTik, I am certainly excited that I don't need to find another product as good as The Dude. I have looked and looked and there are good products out there but nothing as intuitive or as visual as The Dude. After reading the current status of the new Dude and how it works I am going to ...
by lebowski
Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude Switch Port Monitor with Media converter always show up
Replies: 4
Views: 1509

Re: Dude Switch Port Monitor with Media converter always show up

Gsandul created a probe that would notify you if bandwidth on an interface dropped below a certain threshold. You can set that on the managed port and have it notify if the bandwidth is very low or none. Not the greatest solution but it is free.
by lebowski
Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Netwatch probe.
Replies: 8
Views: 3405

Re: Netwatch probe.

The dude doesn't handle snmp traps. Is it a static route on the router or are you using a routing protocol? If you are using a routing protocol you might be able to determine the gateway of last resort or the next hop address and if it changes you could send an alert. I was working on a slightly dif...
by lebowski
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Calculate bitrate
Replies: 5
Views: 1823

Re: Calculate bitrate

Gsandul had this rate function that you might parse into something you can use...
http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=43396
by lebowski
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Calculate bitrate
Replies: 5
Views: 1823

Re: Calculate bitrate

Here is int g0/0 adding both in and out octects and multiplying by 8 to go from bytes to bits. [round(rate(diff32(oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.10.1"))*8)) + round(rate(diff32(oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.16.1"))*8))] Seems to be somewhat accurate... says 100,000 when both interfaces are at 50kbps... Cisco says ...
by lebowski
Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude Switch Port Monitor with Media converter always show up
Replies: 4
Views: 1509

Re: Dude Switch Port Monitor with Media converter always show up

You could monitor something past the unmanaged switch or buy a managed switch. Maybe move a wireless access point or some other device that is always on to the unmanaged switch to get the benefit of a managed device past the unmanaged device.
by lebowski
Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224022

Re: Re:

Check if a certain program is running Applications in the not responding state do not show up in Window 7 SNMP view as not responding... They show as running which sucks. I had a not responding program, found it in the registry then found the run index and checked all entries of the run index so I ...
by lebowski
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude Tools
Replies: 4
Views: 2694

Re: The Dude Tools

On the left contents column scroll to the bottom, double click "tools", Click red "+" button (to add new), Name the tool. In the command box enter command line to run the tool. Here is are some examples: SSH C:\Progra~1\VanDyk~1\SecureCRT\SecureCRT.exe /T [Device.Name] HTTPS "https://[Device.Name]" ...
by lebowski
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude Alternatives
Replies: 26
Views: 27538

Re: The Dude Alternatives

After a recent routing issue I found LiveAction which used to be actionpacked networking. Their product looks like something I will run in addition to the dude. I still have yet to find anything as functional as the dude. I found intermapper to be not very intuitive last time I tried it. Intermapper...
by lebowski
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Displaying OID information from another object
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

Re: Displaying OID information from another object

You can show an oid from another device by adding the ip address to the oid request. Users:[oid("1.3.6"',5,0,"192.168.1.1")] With the above you would be needing to determine each AP oid then if the AP oid had connected users... returns value of given snmp OID. Only first parameter mandatory. First p...
by lebowski
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Displaying OID information from another object
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

Re: Displaying OID information from another object

It is unlikely, I have a Cisco WLC and have total users on the label of the WLC. I have not finished trying though. I can create a template that enables SNMP on each access point. If that works then maybe there is an OID populated with users connected. My last attempt I was able to reach the AP but ...
by lebowski
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Devices deleted from map but they apear again after TheDude server restart
Replies: 4
Views: 1809

Re: Devices deleted from map but they apear again after TheDude server restart

Search this forum for vacuum you will need to learn about sqlite and try to understand how the actual sqlite tools work. There are commands that clean, delete, and check data i don't know most of them off the top of my head. Vacuum is a process where empty table fields are removed to reduce the data...
by lebowski
Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Memory probe flat doesn't work
Replies: 5
Views: 1870

Re: Memory probe flat doesn't work

Nice job!
by lebowski
Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Memory probe flat doesn't work
Replies: 5
Views: 1870

Re: Memory probe flat doesn't work

You can clone the functions and the probes to new names and put the correct OID (assuming it has moved). If it is a bug and the OID is not being populated you are SOL. I am not going to go looking for where it moved if it did.
by lebowski
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: send mail after long outage ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

Re: send mail after long outage ?

Actually it is more complicated... Since the probe interval is 30 seconds, One missed probe will cause "unstable' 3 missed probes will cause "down" which will generate a message that will sit in the queue for 5 hours then get send regardless of the current state. The only way to make this work is to...
by lebowski
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: send mail after long outage ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

Re: send mail after long outage ?

I do not know if it works correctly, you will have to do some testing. Devices only go from unstable->down so that is the only check mark you need to get a down message. If you want an up message you need down->up. If the device goes down and you have set a 5 hour delay I assume you will get a messa...
by lebowski
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP OID for User List
Replies: 6
Views: 3352

Re: SNMP OID for User List

Sounds like it is not supported, maybe try on a couple different operating systems?

If it is a Mikrotik box you could use execute to run the command and return a value. Execute is a pain in the ass but once you get it working it is fine.
by lebowski
Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: send mail after long outage ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

Re: send mail after long outage ?

To create the notification that will be delayed for 5 hours, click on top left, settings button, polling, notification edit list (the dot dot dot button), click +, manually clone "Notification" or which ever one you have that actually works right now and give it a different name. On the Advanced tab...
by lebowski
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude Beta 4.03 for windows and down email alerts alerts
Replies: 1
Views: 1296

Re: The Dude Beta 4.03 for windows and down email alerts alerts

You need unstable->down, to go from up->down you have to remove retries from the polling.
by lebowski
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: More than one Link between two Elements
Replies: 1
Views: 1200

Re: More than one Link between two Elements

In cases where you absolutely have to see 2 links just make a static cloud object (right click + add static) and attach the second link to it instead of your 2nd switch. (repeat for as many links as you need to track) You can build a probe to verify that both links in a LACP are up or that it is run...
by lebowski
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: List of limitations/bugs/fixes/todo in The Dude 4.0b3?
Replies: 3
Views: 1755

Re: List of limitations/bugs/fixes/todo in The Dude 4.0b3?

The problem with the database is when users set raw value keep time longer than 2 days and/or have many devices. You can set your keep times and examine the Approximate storage size, I would keep the approximate below 1.5gb. If you add a bunch of devices check the data folder after a month or two an...
by lebowski
Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP OID for User List
Replies: 6
Views: 3352

Re: SNMP OID for User List

Log into the device, snmpwalk the device, wait till finished, search for your id with "find" in snmpwalk, log out, snmpwalk device, check same oid for your usename. If you find the oid create a function/probe that generates a notification...
by lebowski
Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: send mail after long outage ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

Re: send mail after long outage ?

yes.
by lebowski
Thu May 14, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Netwatch probe.
Replies: 8
Views: 3405

Re: Netwatch probe.

I didn't understand the first post, sorry.

If your router should populate an SNMP value. You could snmpwalk the dude and find the status then build a probe.
by lebowski
Thu May 07, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Beginner to 'The Dude', need some advice for mapping topology
Replies: 2
Views: 3048

Re: Beginner to 'The Dude', need some advice for mapping topology

You need SNMP setup on routers and switches to read their topology and if you are actually doing networking you should be able to SSH into each device and add SNMP or determine the existing SNMP settings. How many switches routers and firewalls are in the network? BE CAREFUL. The dude could peg the ...
by lebowski
Thu May 07, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: OID License Server Windows
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

Re: OID License Server Windows

Can you snmpwalk the device you need the information from? What license? Windows server license doesn't expire. If the software that you have to re-license reports to SNMP that would be documented by the company that gave you the license. You can run an external program, it is a pain to get working ...
by lebowski
Thu May 07, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: monitor navision services
Replies: 3
Views: 1819

Re: monitor navision services

Use array to verify that there are always 6 of those running. You can find a post by me that shows how to monitor notepad.exe. Using the same method but instead of just determining if notepad.exe is running just us array_size to make sure 6 Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Server.exe are listed if not 6 then ...
by lebowski
Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Can The Dude use MAC only to discover devices?
Replies: 12
Views: 5168

Re: Can The Dude use MAC only to discover devices?

Almost everything I monitor has a static IP address or a reservation. If you just give everything a DHCP reservation your network is much more predictable. I am not monitoring desktops. I mostly monitor server and lots of network gear. Anything that is added is added manually and probes are added ma...
by lebowski
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Email error message with error as subject
Replies: 3
Views: 2384

Re: Email error message with error as subject

You will be able to view a map of the objects in your network someday! If you click the settings button (top left) click polling, click the ... button, double click the notification that you want to change the subject for... add or remove any number of things to the subject and body... Notification_...
by lebowski
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Can The Dude use MAC only to discover devices?
Replies: 12
Views: 5168

Re: Can The Dude use MAC only to discover devices?

So either set a long lease time or put reservations for every computer. I agree it should be easier. I never us auto discover and I use "name to IP" but I have a DNS server where I can manually add and move things around. Anyhow there is another problem you will run into with auto discover since it ...
by lebowski
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude 3.6 Local only
Replies: 1
Views: 1116

Re: Dude 3.6 Local only

Add some "Allowed Networks" in the server. I have seen some weirdness when trying to add large networks and not having any networks in the Allowed Networks in the web server tab. Add the network that is directly connected to the dude to the panel for server config/web if your dude server is 192.168....
by lebowski
Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Can The Dude use MAC only to discover devices?
Replies: 12
Views: 5168

Re: Can The Dude use MAC only to discover devices?

I think the MAC address and Lookup sections are for after the device is discovered. Yes, I mean set "mac to IP" in the device settings for a single device after it is discovered. Supposedly if you have already discovered an object and have it configured with "mac to IP" selected instead of adding a ...
by lebowski
Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Can The Dude use MAC only to discover devices?
Replies: 12
Views: 5168

Re: Can The Dude use MAC only to discover devices?

I assume you are using auto-discover. It is supposed to work if you set it up "mac to IP". If you tried this and it keeps adding a 2nd object with a new ip address and the same mac address you could keep this from happening by giving everything a much longer lease or a reservation in DHCP so they al...
by lebowski
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Uptime last 30 days
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

Re: Uptime last 30 days

You could subtract uptime from days in the month and if uptime > days in month SLA is 100%.

Now to figure out how to get days in month... you might be able to use string sub_string...

back in 10.
by lebowski
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Can The Dude use MAC only to discover devices?
Replies: 12
Views: 5168

Re: Can The Dude use MAC only to discover devices?

A quick way to think of how this works is source and destination mac addresses change at every hop, IP addresses do not. When I create a packet for www.google.com my computer does a DNS lookup to find the IP address for Google. It does not create an ARP request since the address for Google is not on...
by lebowski
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Can The Dude use MAC only to discover devices?
Replies: 12
Views: 5168

Re: Can The Dude use MAC only to discover devices?

The mac address is only available by Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) on the locally connected segment, meaning if you are not on the subnet that you are trying to get the mac address from you would have to ask the router for the mac address table that the router is keeping. Then you could parse th...
by lebowski
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New device type not automatically added
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

Re: New device type not automatically added

Under settings, discover, Device Types you should have both the required and allowed services selected and they should be unique for that device type and the device type itself needs to be allowed to be discovered. The required services is what is used to determine what device type it is and the all...
by lebowski
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Switch - Device connection
Replies: 5
Views: 2170

Re: Switch - Device connection

So you have a manageable switch, you can log into it with SSH or Telnet. You probably use a web browser right now? Anyhow download Putty, put the ip address of the switch in there and click ssh and log into the switch. You will have a command line you can type at. Type ? and things like Show Run and...
by lebowski
Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Entire OUTAGES deleted. Doesn't log new OUTAGES
Replies: 1
Views: 1277

Re: Entire OUTAGES deleted. Doesn't log new OUTAGES

Maybe a corrupt database, try to vacuum the database to see if that can prove there is trouble. Note if the database is over 2gb you will need to reduce your raw keep time.
by lebowski
Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Web Page Probe
Replies: 7
Views: 3152

Re: Web Page Probe

The dude does not abide to https.
by lebowski
Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP OID - Free disk size
Replies: 6
Views: 5114

Re: SNMP OID - Free disk size

Create two Functions, one to grab the name of the disk and one to find the remaining percent. Name: disk01name code: oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.3.1" ,10,5) Name: disk01test code: if(array_size(oid_column("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.6",10,5)),round((oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.6.1",10,5)/oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2...
by lebowski
Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Check availability URL
Replies: 2
Views: 1662

Re: Check availability URL

httpgoogle.png
by lebowski
Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude Mappings
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Re: The Dude Mappings

First make backups, you can copy and paste but it can be tricky... Copy and paste while using a client seems to stop working. Second when you copy something the object on your clip board is XML. So each object you copy you can paste it into notepad to see the XML. Examine the XML to familiarize your...
by lebowski
Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Email notifications parameters
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Re: Email notifications parameters

Have not heard of this issue, double check that "notification" has all the variables that you are interested in. I made mine very plain, both the subject and body of "notification" in my configuration have [Device.Name] [Probe.Name] [Service.ProblemDescription]. This gives just enough detail to know...
by lebowski
Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: cisco port channels
Replies: 12
Views: 6103

Re: cisco port channels

Just right click the subject device and SNMPwalk it, search the MIB for the interface, you are looking at standard mib2 stuff the interface details start at 1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.1 which is the interface index and if there are 10 interfaces there will be 10 interface index oids (and any manually added v...
by lebowski
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Config lost in The Dude
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Re: Config lost in The Dude

Where is the server installed? If you didn't disable the local server and actually connected to a remote server you would see discover when starting the dude again since it will connect to the wrong database.

I doubt that is the trouble...
Lebowski
by lebowski
Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Is it possible to add devices based on the information obtained by the route getting through SNMP?
Replies: 6
Views: 1951

Re: Is it possible to add devices based on the information obtained by the route getting through SNMP?

It is surprising that auto discover is not better documented. It is really good for finding things and adding things to maps but beyond that it needs some bugs addressed. Like it will add networks that have already been added. For me I didn't want every possible probe added to every device so fine t...
by lebowski
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Charts show acutal usage not average
Replies: 9
Views: 2635

Re: Charts show acutal usage not average

"raw value keep time" is the actual values collected if you set it to 10 days then your graphs will show exactly what was collected for 10 days... Is there a way to edit these settings in version 3.6? DOH I thought you meant edit the values. I don't remember what it looked like in 3.6 but check the...
by lebowski
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Web Page Probe
Replies: 7
Views: 3152

Re: Web Page Probe

There is some error but I am not sure how to solve it, I found setting probe interval longer reduce the error but then you are checking your web pages less often. I have set all my web page probes to 5 minutes and I still have one that is flakey and says connection closed.
by lebowski
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Is it possible to add devices based on the information obtained by the route getting through SNMP?
Replies: 6
Views: 1951

Re: Is it possible to add devices based on the information obtained by the route getting through SNMP?

The wiki has tons of information but the dude will search a range of addresses and ports. When an ip and port are found the dude will "connect" a probe and add that device to that map. You can assign ranges to discover and extra hops go past router boundaries. So if you specify 192.168.1.0/24 in aut...
by lebowski
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Switch - Device connection
Replies: 5
Views: 2170

Re: Switch - Device connection

show cdp neighbor should show you which switch is connected to which switch on what port. They borrowed the command from Cisco. Cisco Discovery Protocol... as far as I know.

lebowski
by lebowski
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Openwrt wifi clients signal SNMP
Replies: 2
Views: 2676

Re: Openwrt wifi clients signal SNMP

I doubt there is anything built-in that does what you want. openwrt might not even populate the values into the table. Lets first assume that the values of username and signal level for each client is listed in snmp in openwrt. First setup SNMP on the device, if you can use snmpwalk to examine the i...
by lebowski
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Problem with connect to Dude server on mikrotik
Replies: 1
Views: 902

Re: Problem with connect to Dude server on mikrotik

Change the allowed network to something like 192.168.0.0/16 then if it starts working change it back to 0.0.0.0/0 if you need to.
by lebowski
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Data SOurce reference
Replies: 3
Views: 1963

Re: Data SOurce reference

When you examine the function "oid" you can specify the IP address as the 4th item from there you can add the three together and you can just place that on a device label to have a total displayed at all times. I think it would work as a probe as well if you want to graph it. I think you need to quo...
by lebowski
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude Alternatives
Replies: 26
Views: 27538

Re: The Dude Alternatives

I thought I would like intermapper but I don't, I just found Total network monitor and tclmon. I might try tclmon.

http://docs.softinventive.com/En/Total_Network_Monitor
http://tclmon.sourceforge.net/screenshots.php
by lebowski
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: dude email setup
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

Re: dude email setup

No, I am too tired. Ok I will. Create a notification and test it, if it doesn't work try again. The notification you are trying to get working is the global one on the top left corner settings button. BUT FIRST populate the smtp server settings in the same top left settings button. Click General tab...
by lebowski
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: DUDE SMS ALERT
Replies: 2
Views: 1626

Re: DUDE SMS ALERT

YES, ok Maybe, umm NO you can't. well on second thought yes you can if you try like really really hard.
by lebowski
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: ubiquiti frequency by snmp
Replies: 4
Views: 3129

Re: ubiquiti frequency by snmp

It is unlikely that the client actually adds a SNMP value of the frequency to the operating system snmp values... if it does it might work in one OS but not another. In Windows and Linux you can enable SNMP (ask google) and walk the computer after adding it to the Dude to see the SNMP values that th...
by lebowski
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How to import devices from archive
Replies: 4
Views: 1797

Re: How to import devices from archive

You want to make sure to change the ID for each device so that it is not confusing the program but other than that I don't know what else needs to be unique.

Let us know what/how you end up doing it, it will help others.
Lebowski
by lebowski
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224022

Re: Probe Thread

Greetings. I am on day 2 of using "TheDude" and I'm confused on the purpose of Services/Polls/SNMP/MIB's/Functions. In a nutshell, I have all the MIB's imported, can SNMPWalk the device (Microwave Radio) and now I want to (SolarWinds terminology only perhaps) "Poll" the device for the values return...
by lebowski
Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How to import devices from archive
Replies: 4
Views: 1797

Re: How to import devices from archive

Here are a few ideas... You could start a new dude server then manually add a single device to it then select it and click the copy button when you copy a device it is actually a text section of XML. If you paste that into notepad you could decipher the XML and create a script that could generate XM...
by lebowski
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: TCP probe value display
Replies: 1
Views: 803

Re: TCP probe value display

Not exactly sure what you are getting at but you can create a function to read a value and put that function on the appearance of any device. In the appearance tab many of the built in functions can be picked from a drop down box.

Lebowski
by lebowski
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude Full Screen Maps and Swipe maps !
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Re: The Dude Full Screen Maps and Swipe maps !

Assuming you are running the dude on PC, you would have to write your own macro or script to switch between maps, you could do that maybe with something like tinytask. That would allow you to manually create a macro of your mouse clicks, just record clicking through every map one at a time and then ...
by lebowski
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The dude not extract data SNMP or RouterOS
Replies: 11
Views: 4000

Re: The dude not extract data SNMP or RouterOS

Hate to admit it, I have no MikroTik devices but I use the dude and run it on windows.
by lebowski
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude Not Notifying When Unit Goes Down
Replies: 1
Views: 956

Re: Dude Not Notifying When Unit Goes Down

Check to make sure that settings have not changed. Under the device settings, polling, make sure "use notification" is "not selected" to be certain that you are using the global notification, then under settings (top left), polling, make sure notification is checked, click the 3 dots, double click N...
by lebowski
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Charts show acutal usage not average
Replies: 9
Views: 2635

Re: Charts show acutal usage not average

"raw value keep time" is the actual values collected if you set it to 10 days then your graphs will show exactly what was collected for 10 days...
by lebowski
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Charts show acutal usage not average
Replies: 9
Views: 2635

Re: Charts show acutal usage not average

Top left settings for global, click "Chart" tab. Change "raw value keep time" Default is 2 days (then it will be averaged into 10 minute averages). Why they changed from 5 minute averages is completely baffling. If you only have a few devices go crazy and set it to 3 months... still be careful to wa...
by lebowski
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The dude not extract data SNMP or RouterOS
Replies: 11
Views: 4000

Re: The dude not extract data SNMP or RouterOS

To verify that communications, install and run Wireshark on your dude server, put the filter on capture options "host x.x.x.x" (a broken host) then use snmpwalk to see if the packet ever comes out of the dude (which it will) what does the response look like? You should see a three way handshake "syn...
by lebowski
Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Discovery Techniques for dude
Replies: 1
Views: 937

Re: Discovery Techniques for dude

The dude is an snmp probe it will ask a device directly and make a best guess at what the device is like a router or a switch. Also it has auto discovery which will sweep the network by range of ip addresses and determine if certain services are available, if a match is made it will automatically cl...
by lebowski
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Charts show acutal usage not average
Replies: 9
Views: 2635

Re: Charts show acutal usage not average

I have never seen a setting for it, be careful changing the raw keep time, if the database grows above 2gb the dude will crash.
by lebowski
Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Invalid from address
Replies: 2
Views: 1942

Re: Invalid from address

Try a non real address? Are you sending mail to an exchange server?
by lebowski
Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Netwatch probe.
Replies: 8
Views: 3405

Re: Netwatch probe.

Is netwatch an executable? Is it running on a windows computer? If so enable snmp, make a function, make a probe. Put the correct name of the exe in the function Function; Name: find_netwatch if(array_size(oid_column("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.4.2.1.2",10,0)), array_find(oid_column("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.4.2.1.2",10,...
by lebowski
Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe error message on device label
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Re: Probe error message on device label

I don't know of a way besides putting the error line of a probe in the appearance of a label which is not what you want.
by lebowski
Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Struggeling with reading from Logfile
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

Re: Struggeling with reading from Logfile

Awesome, I just wish I had a use fot it but it goes to show the very real power of the dude and the great ideas behind the design.
by lebowski
Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Struggeling with reading from Logfile
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

Re: Struggeling with reading from Logfile

First I must say I am sorry that I didn't get my last post correct, there is a typo in the function. Second I am sure this will work. Create a bat file called getlog.bat there are 2 lines in that file. The program "more" returns the value in fig.log so there is no need to make the execute function m...
by lebowski
Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Email Notification not working
Replies: 1
Views: 996

Re: Email Notification not working

For default email notification. On General tab, enable checked, type email Server is configured on the global general tab to IP address. To: only contains a single email address. Subject and body are; [Device.Name] [Probe.Name] [Service.ProblemDescription] Schedule has all hours; In advanced Only ha...
by lebowski
Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Monitoring CPU, Memory utilization of HP V1910-24G switch
Replies: 6
Views: 10339

Re: Monitoring CPU, Memory utilization of HP V1910-24G switc

I should have mentioned you do not need to compile a MIB for the dude to read an OID but if the value returned is not a standard value snmpwalk might not be able to show a meaningful result. Compiling the MIB lets SNMPwalk show the correct description for a value and if the value is something intere...
by lebowski
Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Monitoring CPU, Memory utilization of HP V1910-24G switch
Replies: 6
Views: 10339

Re: Monitoring CPU, Memory utilization of HP V1910-24G switc

You are welcome, it is such a great program I hope someday they continue to develop it. First just right click on the device in question and SNMPwalk the device. (You will see how awesome this tool is) In the new window check to see if values are returned. If values are returned click on subtree and...
by lebowski
Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Struggeling with reading from Logfile
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

Re: Struggeling with reading from Logfile

Available is only used to determine if the probe should be installed on a device when using auto discover. Just put 1 in the available line for now and see if that allows the probe to function. MAYBE this would work. (execute is very finicky since it is run as "system") Change the function to return...
by lebowski
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Struggeling with reading from Logfile
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

Re: Struggeling with reading from Logfile

Availible: if(fhq_value()>0, 1, 0)

is that the fix?
by lebowski
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Monitoring CPU, Memory utilization of HP V1910-24G switch
Replies: 6
Views: 10339

Re: Monitoring CPU, Memory utilization of HP V1910-24G switc

Hey Sayani, try either one of these in your function; if(string_size(oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.25506.2.6.1.1.1.1.6.8")), oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.25506.2.6.1.1.1.1.6.8")+1 ,"False") if(string_size(oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.25506.2.6.1.1.1.1.6.8.0")), oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.25506.2.6.1.1.1.1.6.8.0")+1 ,"False") Checking for a strin...
by lebowski
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224022

Re: Probe Thread

Make a file "who.vbs" Set objNetwork = CreateObject("Wscript.Network") Wscript.Echo objNetwork.UserName Execute who.vbs in your label... I will finish this tomorrow... THIS is crap... there are quite a few reasons why getting the username of the logged in machine is a pain. Running an escalated prog...
by lebowski
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Dude install losing install_dir after reboot
Replies: 5
Views: 1987

Re: New Dude install losing install_dir after reboot

Change the owner of the registry entry to administrator?
by lebowski
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Recommended Replacement Network Monitoring System??
Replies: 20
Views: 8002

Re: Recommended Replacement Network Monitoring System??

I was really interested in Intermapper.

Still nothing like the dude so just don't let your file reach 2gb or do daily backups...
by lebowski
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: unexpected behavior in Charts
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

Re: unexpected behavior in Charts

Maybe just capture traffic with wireshark and then analyze what is creating the traffic. If it is the same time everyday that will be easy to capture.
by lebowski
Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: unexpected behavior in Charts
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

Re: unexpected behavior in Charts

Backups or some other script doing a file copy of some sort?
by lebowski
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Motorola Canopy and DUDE
Replies: 1
Views: 1032

Re: Motorola Canopy and DUDE

Yes
by lebowski
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224022

Re: Probe Thread

The HTTP probe will look for a word on the resulting page but displaying that word is problematic. The right way to do this is to grab the xml with an execute function and return you own result, then use that in a label for the device. There are quite a few posts around asking how to use the execute...
by lebowski
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: service monitoring probe
Replies: 1
Views: 949

Re: service monitoring probe

This has been documented in the Probe thread, search the dude forum for notepad.exe. As you are starting to understand on the computer you want to monitor you must enable SNMP with a community string to be able to find the programs that are running. Then you will need to create a function and a prob...
by lebowski
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Not able to pick up CPU, Memory, Disk Information
Replies: 6
Views: 3043

Re: Not able to pick up CPU, Memory, Disk Information

It is going to be your SNMP configuration again. I don't own any HP switches but I guarantee you can get the information you just need to make sure SNMP is allowed and the community strings are correct. If the dude can reach the switch with Ping then just use SNMPwalk to verify that SNMP is correct....
by lebowski
Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Custom probe '<=' not working
Replies: 1
Views: 920

Re: Custom probe '<=' not working

I think it is that the result is a string then later you are comparing a string to an integer.
by lebowski
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Display Value divid formula [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: Display Value divid formula

Your error line on your probe shoould be;
if(getTemperature()<25, "", "NOC Room Temperature above 25 c, Please check A.C")

Lebowski
by lebowski
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Syslog Server 4.0beta3
Replies: 1
Views: 1072

Re: Syslog Server 4.0beta3

I have been using it, syslogs should be recorded into Program Files\Dude\data\files I believe all syslog entries are recorded into action log. If you want them accessible in the dude you need an entry in settings->syslog that is "log to syslog". I think that is the default. If you have custom regula...
by lebowski
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude Freezes / Locks Up when Viewing Link Charts
Replies: 3
Views: 1434

Re: Dude Freezes / Locks Up when Viewing Link Charts

4.3, added 2 interfaces to a chart, right click open separately, no problem.
Link utilization - Chart_2014-08-25_10-02-31.png
Maybe shut down the dude and vacuum the database?

Lebowski
by lebowski
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Trouble with custom probe
Replies: 2
Views: 1376

Re: Trouble with custom probe

I have seen some misleading results from logic in the dude so you will have to verify every single step in the logic. Note "negative 1" (-1) is logically true so you might need to take extra steps to deal with it. Since the execute function returns -1 if an error occurs. Is the function actually get...
by lebowski
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Latency on the Dude device icon- problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

Re: Latency on the Dude device icon- problem

There is something wonky about RTT in the dude, if you just put the ping probe on a device and watch it, it will have the the same RTT for days but each time you manually reprobe the RTT will jump to a different value and stay there. Most LANs have 1ms or less RTT where a T1 line has about 8ms and t...
by lebowski
Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Syslog help please!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1807

Re: Syslog help please!!

I have seen execute do weird things with different types of executable files that were not named program.exe so maybe just rename it to PacketSender.exe? Note in 4.3 execute requires \\ as in [execute("test.bat","test.txt","c:\\")] I have had more luck specifying the path separately but I am not cur...
by lebowski
Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Not able to pick up CPU, Memory, Disk Information
Replies: 6
Views: 3043

Re: Not able to pick up CPU, Memory, Disk Information

Manually SNMPwalk the device that you are trying to fix while simultaneously runing wireshark on the dude server and the server you are trying to monitor to determine if the packet is being sent, if the packet is being received, if there is a response being generated, and if the response is being re...
by lebowski
Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: unexpected behavior in Charts
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

Re: unexpected behavior in Charts

The default collection time for the dude is 30 seconds and the first 48 hours of data is stored as raw values. Then the dude averages out the data to 10 minute intervals and saves that data for many days, these values are configured in the chart options. Do not change the raw keep time. If the dude ...
by lebowski
Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: monitoring CISCO CMTS
Replies: 3
Views: 1557

Re: monitoring CISCO CMTS

glad it was simple.
by lebowski
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: PING probe doesn't work - 2008R2 -
Replies: 6
Views: 2550

Re: PING probe doesn't work - 2008R2 -

Way better answer DLNoah, Thanks.
by lebowski
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: PING probe doesn't work - 2008R2 -
Replies: 6
Views: 2550

Re: PING probe doesn't work - 2008R2 -

Maybe delete the network card out of windows? The server move maybe left a stub network card that is not "installed" anymore. You used to be able to boot in safe mode and show hidden items to see crud that got left behind then remove it from there but you might have to move the server back, delete t...
by lebowski
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Network clouds ( a lot of )
Replies: 1
Views: 904

Re: Network clouds ( a lot of )

Since you are already on the auto discovery path you will find it is useful to discover stuff but has some issues which I think you will find are not worth dealing with. So my suggestion to you is to just disable auto discover and fix everything that is wrong by hand. The main issue with auto discov...
by lebowski
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Simple probe, but I'm failing
Replies: 1
Views: 1092

Re: Simple probe, but I'm failing

Run snmpwalk for 1.3.6 and verify that you get some values if there are no results you need to go setup SNMP correctly. Then try to walk 1.3.6.1.4.1.28634 if there are no results the vendor specific OID is wrong and you need to determine the correct OID. Once you get the correct OID use it in the ap...
by lebowski
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Email notifications
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Re: Email notifications

On the left settings button under the general tab make sure the from address is user@domain.com format.
by lebowski
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Monitoring Draytek Routers
Replies: 4
Views: 2015

Re: Monitoring Draytek Routers

The way to monitor unknown devices is to build your own probes. It is most likely that this companies routers were never added to the dude but you can quickly determine if SNMP is working by right clicking on the device and select SNMPWALK. If the screen fills up with entries I guarantee you can mon...
by lebowski
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How to configure snmp monitor Backup Exec with The Dude?
Replies: 9
Views: 5366

Re: How to configure snmp monitor Backup Exec with The Dude?

How do you enter enter the OID for an specific item to monitor?
You build a function to read the oid you are interested in then you use that function in a probe. Study the probe thread...

Lebowski
by lebowski
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Count number of online devices
Replies: 1
Views: 969

Re: Count number of online devices

The only place I kinow where the value of up devices is if you click Devices and look in the status box and select the "up" devices you will see a count there. I doubt it is exposed as a variable but at least that is a place you can check when you are curious...

Lebowski
by lebowski
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: monitoring CISCO CMTS
Replies: 3
Views: 1557

Re: monitoring CISCO CMTS

The short answer is you have to make sure your SNMP community strings are identical. Then you will have to build you own probes for CPU and other stuff but your links should be able to be selected when you create one once SNMP is correct.

Lebowski
by lebowski
Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude monitoring ISP IP addresses
Replies: 1
Views: 1701

Re: Dude monitoring ISP IP addresses

A shape will not run a script, but your ISP object could just be a device, then you can use a function on the label, that function could run your script.
by lebowski
Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Monitor UDP traffic
Replies: 3
Views: 1747

Re: Monitor UDP traffic

Scrutinizer is a freebie but it only keeps 1 day of data. I would double check sourceforge and alternative.to.
by lebowski
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Monitor UDP traffic
Replies: 3
Views: 1747

Re: Monitor UDP traffic

You need Netflow or actual traffic collection to determine how much UDP vs TCP traffic is on a port.

Lebowski
by lebowski
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Parse failed - problem with execute command
Replies: 2
Views: 1953

Re: Parse failed - problem with execute command

There is some change in how execute works.. double backslash
http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php ... te#p359122
Look at the syntax of these...
by lebowski
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe for Network Monitoring
Replies: 1
Views: 1246

Re: Probe for Network Monitoring

Yes there are probes built like you want but you will need to search for posts from gsandul for those also each one will need to be hard coded to the interface you are interested in.
by lebowski
Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New SNMP Type (and other Dragonwave related SNMP quests)
Replies: 14
Views: 3400

Re: New SNMP Type

I put all our wireless bridges on one map and added the function that reads the rssi to the device label for the map. This was nice since all our bridges are the same vendor. I don't think you can add an snmp type. Wish 10gig was in there, we will be mostly 10g backbone by the end of the year... Tha...
by lebowski
Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New SNMP Type (and other Dragonwave related SNMP quests)
Replies: 14
Views: 3400

Re: New SNMP Type

It didn't make much sense to me earlier since I don't have any mikrotik wireless links. I put signal level in the appearance and use customized links but those links only show speed and not signal.

Lebowski
by lebowski
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New SNMP Type (and other Dragonwave related SNMP quests)
Replies: 14
Views: 3400

Re: New SNMP Type

Device appearance?

Make a function then put the function on the appearance of a device or on the appearance of the map or the global settings label...

Lebowski
by lebowski
Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Alert mail from old server name
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

Re: Alert mail from old server name

I only know of the From line in settings general.

I don't know why you are getting 2 emails maybe just change the From line again? Double check that only "Notification" is enabled in polling?

Good luck...
Lebowski
by lebowski
Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude file transfer.
Replies: 4
Views: 1981

Re: Dude file transfer.

Sorry, I don't know what you mean...
by lebowski
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Alert mail from old server name
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

Re: Alert mail from old server name

Stupid question but is the old server still running? Your email issue is likely just configuration. I would have installed dude on the new server then copied the entire dude folder from old server C:\Program Files\Dude to new server C:\Program Files\Dude. The dude.db is most of the stuff but if you ...
by lebowski
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude file transfer.
Replies: 4
Views: 1981

Re: Dude file transfer.

On windows the system log in the dude is in C:\Program Files\Dude\data\files
by lebowski
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude loses password - no access
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Re: Dude loses password - no access

What are you running dude on? Router board?
by lebowski
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Disk Probe
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

Re: Disk Probe

If the dude is set to auto discover and you use -1 for false in the available line the probe will install on every device. AVAILABLE: if((oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.6.1")/oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.5.1"))*100>0, 1, -1) The available line is to determine if the OID exists on the device in question but ...
by lebowski
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224022

Re: Probe Thread

If the dude is set to auto discover and you use -1 for false in the available line the probe will install on every device. AVAILABLE: if((oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.6.1")/oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.5.1"))*100>0, 1, -1 ) The available line is to determine if the OID exists on the device in question but...
by lebowski
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Disk Probe
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

Re: Disk Probe

Maxoni, The function you created does not handle the "False" case. (that means the probe will return 0 if the function doesn't work. By adding code like below to your function if(oid(x), return value, false) you can determine if the oid is available, return the value, or false. Keying on False in th...
by lebowski
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The dude local problem with window 8 or 8.1
Replies: 2
Views: 5253

Re: The dude local problem with window 8 or 8.1

Type UAC set it to lowest setting.
Run DUDE as local admin.
Look for other posts with your error.
Lebowski
by lebowski
Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: File exist Probe
Replies: 1
Views: 1363

Re: File exist Probe

This is certainly doable, file counts could be the result of a simple batch job. Search the forum for execute. Note v4 command works slightly different from v3. Build a very simple example and put it on a label (on the appearance) and go from there. executes program, returns array of three elements ...
by lebowski
Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Open dude map via remote software
Replies: 5
Views: 2325

Re: Open dude map via remote software

There are a few posts that will give some insight into how the 4.0 b3 database is setup. Just search for sqlite. There was a post that said the data was compressed but I am not sure. If you look at the xml in 3.6 I think they just took that structure and stuck it directly in the database. I don't kn...
by lebowski
Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Disk Probe
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

Re: Disk Probe

Your welcome :)
by lebowski
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Disk Probe
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

Re: Disk Probe

Function round return number rounded to nearest integer
by lebowski
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude Version 3.6
Replies: 1
Views: 1405

Re: Dude Version 3.6

Look into the probe thread? Make a function to read the oid of the cpu or use the cpu usage function in your probe... In the error line of the probe create logic that produces an error when the criteria is met. Here is a really good CPU probe for cisco devices. This will not read linux or windows co...
by lebowski
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The dude notifications don't seem to activate
Replies: 1
Views: 1413

Re: The dude notifications don't seem to activate

Devices go from up to unstable to down and from down to up... make sure you have set those correctly.

Try selecting only one Notification. While in the email form click the test button to verify that you can receive email.

hth
Lebowski
by lebowski
Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude charts
Replies: 1
Views: 1205

Re: Dude charts

All this stuff is heavily documented.

Other monitor - You can right click on any object in the contents and "open separately".

Read the probe thread and read the wiki for how to build probes.

Lebowski
by lebowski
Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Check if html page exists.
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

Re: Check if html page exists.

You just want to prove you can receive a web page? Create a new probe, of type TCP, agent server, in Send put the URL between the Get and HTTP/1.0\r\n\r\n. In the Recieve box put a word that exists on the web page in question. For example maybe you are grabbing the web page http://www.google.com the...
by lebowski
Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How to display a device name and its IP simultaneously?
Replies: 1
Views: 2192

Re: How to display a device name and its IP simultaneously?

In the "appearance" you can specify any additional information you would like displayed. Since the appearance is able to be set globally, on a sub map or on an individual device you need to determine where is best for your setup. On the appearance you can put [Device.FirstAddress] in the label... th...
by lebowski
Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Lookup "Name to address" doesn't work
Replies: 7
Views: 6520

Re: Lookup "Name to address" doesn't work

The dude needs the fully qualified domain name to work. If you can not "ping computer.xxx.yyy" but you can "ping computer" The dude's DNS will not resolve the address. Either your dude server is not in the correct domain or your DNS is not configured correctly. When you click add and type the name "...
by lebowski
Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude invalid community string
Replies: 3
Views: 2489

Re: Dude invalid community string

You must set the snmp community string the same on the dude as in the switch.

By default the dude uses public.
New Snmp Profile_2013-12-16_07-40-15.png
by lebowski
Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Interface Tx / Rx Monitor Setup
Replies: 3
Views: 2164

Re: Interface Tx / Rx Monitor Setup

Yeah the dude is still so awesome.
by lebowski
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Interface Tx / Rx Monitor Setup
Replies: 3
Views: 2164

Re: Interface Tx / Rx Monitor Setup

Just create a link to a static from your switch or router then you can pick that in a chart...
by lebowski
Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Interface (Ethernet) Status Notification.
Replies: 1
Views: 1107

Re: Interface (Ethernet) Status Notification.

Search for gsandul, each probe that determines if an interface is up will need to be hand coded.
by lebowski
Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: error-graphs-snmp
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

Re: error-graphs-snmp

The 16 bit counters are rolling over, there is no way for Dude to use 32 bit counters but you can manually build a probe to use counters, check out gsandul's post about determine if an interface is down... Some learning is in order (maybe lots).

Lebowski
by lebowski
Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Scan for all subnets or even better - scan for MAC adress?
Replies: 1
Views: 1001

Re: Scan for all subnets or even better - scan for MAC adres

Yes definitely set the dude to scan 0.0.0.0/32. Set it to install all probes too!!

HURRY!
by lebowski
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude settings reverting
Replies: 6
Views: 3422

Re: Dude settings reverting

That is great work there! You are the first person who had a corrupt database that has fixed it (that I know of). Congratulations that is impressive.

Lebowski
by lebowski
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude is dead. Move on.
Replies: 106
Views: 36458

Re: The Dude is dead. Move on.

It doesn't matter if they hire a programmer, open source, close source, 3rd party develop. Any thing will bring in more customers except putting off development. What an incredible problem to have "we have too much work". There are people clamoring for work. Are you not profitable? Do you think for ...
by lebowski
Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude settings reverting
Replies: 6
Views: 3422

Re: Dude settings reverting

yeah that sucks :(
by lebowski
Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude settings reverting
Replies: 6
Views: 3422

Re: Dude settings reverting

Assuming you are on windows... Make sure your database is not over 2gb, vacuum the database. Reduce the raw keep time to default, 2days.
Search the forum for vacuum instructions. The database is single user so the dude can not be running while you repair the database.

Good Luck,
Lebowski
by lebowski
Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Don't want to show certain devices as down
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Re: Don't want to show certain devices as down

Turn off auto discover and delete every device you don't need to monitor or change the networks so you only scan a range of addresses reserved for devices you want to monitor. Neither idea sounds great... sry.

Lebowski