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SNMP counters update rate

Does anybody knows how often are the snmp counters updated in cisco devices? would like to poll every 30 seconds for near real time tracking when troubleshooting, but I get strange patterns (1 poll high 1 poll low)


Re: SNMP counters update rate

It all depends on the implementation. Which SNMP counters are you talking about or for which purpose these counters are used.. The time interval differs for different counters. THis seems to be an issue with the clocking. Are you using internal source of clocking?? Or is it external source.

On Cisco devices, the counter update rate is typically 10 seconds.

1) What are the devices being used and what are their IOS versions?

2) What MIB objects are being polled and what are the values returned?

These details are very much necessary to find out what's really

going on and to decide if it's really a problem or not.Captures of

debugs on the box may also be helpful.