snmpps - Man Page

display process table on a network entity via SNMP


snmpps [COMMON Options] [-Cp] [-Ca] [-C n | m | t ] AGENT

snmptop [COMMON Options] [-Cp] [-Ca] [-C n | m | t ] AGENT


snmpps is a networked version of a simple ps command. It checks the processes on the remote machine by examining the HOST-RESOURCES-MIB's hrSWRunTable and the hrSWRunPerfTable.

AGENT identifies a target SNMP agent, which is instrumented to monitor the given objects.  At its simplest, the AGENT specification will consist of a hostname or an IPv4 address.  In this situation, the command will attempt communication with the agent, using UDP/IPv4 to port 161 of the given target host. See the snmpcmd(1) manual page for a full list of the possible formats for AGENT.

snmptop emulates the top command using SNMP. While running, the keyboard inputs of 'c', 'n', 'm', 't' switches sorting between cpu, pid, memory, or total runtime. Typing 'i' toggles hiding idle processes, while 'o' toggles hiding Os processes. Typing 'a' toggles display of hrSWRunParameters, 'p' toggles display of hrSWRunPath.



Please see snmpcmd(1) for a list of possible values for COMMON OPTIONS as well as their descriptions.


Show hrSWRunPath in addition to hrSWRunName


Show hrSWRunParameters in addition to hrSWRunName


Sort display by total CPU usage


Sort display by memory usage


Sort display numeric by PID


% snmpps -v 2c -c public localhost

Index Type Status     Memory         CPU Command
    1 Appl   Wait     1.00MB        1.29 init 
  554 Appl   Wait   364.00kB        0.03 udevd 
 1813 Appl    Run     6.73MB        0.41 snmpd 
 1833 Appl   Wait     1.27MB        3.49 rsyslogd 
 1871 Appl   Wait   496.00kB       47.92 irqbalance 
 1890 Appl   Wait   648.00kB        0.62 rpcbind 
 2121 Appl   Wait     1.89MB        0.00 bash 
 2150 Appl   Wait     3.49MB        0.16 vim 
 2185 Appl   Wait   556.00kB        0.00 sleep

See Also

snmpcmd(1), snmp.conf(5)

Referenced By

The man page snmptop(1) is an alias of snmpps(1).

04 Nov 2013 V5.9.4.pre2 Net-SNMP