Monitor uptime using SNMP

Recently had a question if we could monitor uptime in some way. I found out that SNMP was probably the easiest way to go. Using the SNMP value system.sysUpTime.sysUpTimeInstance (OID .1.3.6.1.2.1.1.3.0) you can list the value. We use Nimbus with and use the snmpget probe to get the value, but any SNMP tool should do. It might look a little strange, because it monitors in what’s called timeticks, which are 100th of a second. So 1 hour equals 60 minutes * 60 seconds * 100 milliseconds = 360000 timeticks. My alarm triggers when the server hasn’t rebooted for 24.5 hours (8820000 timeticks) and sends an alarm to the console.
In Nimbus I didn’t get the alarm working if I had the “display timeticks as numeric value switch” off.

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