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Monitor IBM Domino with SNMP

I’m working alot with PRTG lately, monitoring IBM (Lotus) Domino is a simple, but not so well documented task, so figured i’d write down a “howto” šŸ™‚

Start with adding the SNMP Service to you windows installation through “Server Manager”, and let it install – normally it dont need a reboot.
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After the installation of the service is complete, go to the services console and right-click the SNMP Service, and click properties
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Go to the security tab, disable “Send Authentication trap”, add a community – often “public”, for monitoring purposes “Read Only” is enough.
Allow the host you want, or any host to access the SNMP data.
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Now we’re gonna install the Domino SNMP Agent service, which feeds data to the Windows SNMP agent:
Open a command prompt with administrative priveleges, and write:


CD C:\Program Files\IBM\Domino
LNSNMP -Sc
net start lnsnmp

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TIP!
If you get this error while trying to install the Domino SNMP Agent service (LNSNMP -Sc), most likely you didnt do step 1 and install the Windows SNMP Service.
Error opening registry key "SNMP"
Error Detail: RegOpenKeyEx error code 2 (The system cannot find the file specified.)
Full key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SNMP\Parameters\ExtensionAgents
Service deletion failed.

Lastly you need to force Domino to write stats to the SNMP Agent, this you do by launching the Domino Console, and sending these commands:
load quryset
load intrcpt
load collect

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This needs to be done everytime the Domino server is restarted, so you need to add it to the Domino servers notes.ini file.
F.ex:

ServerTasks=Replica,Router,Update,AMgr,Adminp,Sched,POP3,quryset,intrcpt,collect

The Domino.mib is located in the “C:\Program Files\IBM\Domino” folder, and you can use this with PRTG, SNMPwalk or whatever tool/application you want.
Tips for useful OID’s for Domino, can be found here: Ajitabh Pandey’s blog

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  1. anand
    25/05/2018 at 12:42

    Very helpful. Thanks alot for the detailed steps

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