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mysql-snmp 1.0 - SNMP monitoring for MySQL

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I’m really proud to announce the release of the version 1.0 of mysql-snmp.

What is mysql-snmp?

mysql-snmp is a mix between the excellent MySQL Cacti Templates and a Net-SNMP agent. The idea is that combining the power of the MySQL Cacti Templates and any SNMP based monitoring would unleash a powerful mysql monitoring system. Of course this project favorite monitoring system is OpenNMS.

mysql-snmp is shipped with the necessary OpenNMS configuration files, but any other SNMP monitoring software can be used (provided you configure it).

To get there, you need to run a SNMP agent on each MySQL server, along with mysql-snmp. Then OpenNMS (or any SNMP monitoring software) will contact it and fetch the various values.

Mysql-snmp exposes a lot of useful values including but not limited to:

  • SHOW STATUS values
  • SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS parsed values (MySQL 5.0, 5.1, XtraDB or Innodb plugin are supported)

Here are some graph examples produced with OpenNMS 1.6.5 and mysql-snmp 1.0 on one of Days of Wonder MySQL server (running a MySQL 5.0 Percona build):







Where to get it

mysql-snmp is available in my github repository. The repository contains a spec file to build a RPM and what is needed to build a Debian package. Refer to the README or the mysql-snmp page for more information.

Thanks to gihub, it is possible to download the tarball instead of using Git:

Mysql-snmp v1.0 tarball


This lists all new features/options from the initial version v0.6:

  • Spec file to build RPM
  • Use of configuration file for storing mysql password
  • Fix of slave handling
  • Fix for mk-heartbeat slave lag
  • Support of InnoDB plugin and Percona XtraDB
  • Automated testing of InnoDB parsing
  • Removed some false positive errors
  • OpenNMS configuration generation from MySQL Cacti Templates core files
  • 64 bits computation done in Perl instead of (ab)using MySQL
  • More InnoDB values (memory, locked tables, …)

Reporting Issues

Please use Github issue system to report any issues.


There is a little issue here. mysql-snmp uses Net-Snmp. Not all versions of Net-Snmp are supported as some older versions have some bug for dealing with Counter64. Version with this patch is known to work fine.

Also note that this project uses some Counter64, so make sure you configure your SNMP monitoring software to use SNMP v2c or v3 (SNMP v1 doesn’t support 64 bits values).

Final words!

I wish everybody an happy new year. Consider this new version as my Christmas present to the community :-)

Nginx upload progress module v0.8!

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Yes, I know… I released v0.7 less than a month ago. But this release was crippled by a crash that could happen at start or reload.


Bonus in this new version, brought to you by Tizoc:

  • JSONP support
  • Long awaited fix for X-Progress-ID to be the last parameter in the request parameter

If you wonder what JSONP is (as I did when I got the merge request), you can check the original blog post that lead to it.

To activate JSONP you need:

  1. to use the upload_progress_jsonp_output in the progress probe location
  2. declare the JSONP parameter with the upload_progress_jsonp_parameter

This version has been tested with 0.7.64 and 0.8.30.

How do you get it?

Easy, download the tarball from the nginx upload progress module github repository download section.

If you want to report a bug, please use the Github issue section.

Nginx upload progress module v0.7!

1 minute read

I’m proud to announce the release of Nginx Upload Progress module v0.7

This version sees a crash fix and various new features implemented by Valery Kholodkov (the author of the famous Nginx Upload Module).

This version has been tested with Nginx 0.7.64.


  • fixed segfault when uploads are aborted (thanks to Markus Doppelbauer for his bug report)
  • session ID header name is now configurable (thanks to Valery Kholodkov)
  • Added directive to format output as pure json (thanks to Valery Kholodkov)
  • Added directive to format output with configurable template (thanks to Valery Kholodkov)
  • Added directive to set a probe response content-type (thanks to Valery Kholodkov)
  • Added upload status variables (needs a status patch) (thanks to Valery Kholodkov)

What’s now cool!

What is cool is that now with only one directive (upload_progress_json_output) the responses are sent in pure Json and not in javascript mix as it was before.

Another cool feature is the possibility to use templates to send progress information. That means with a simple configuration change nginx can now return XML:

upload_progress_content_type 'text/xml';
upload_progress_template starting '<upload><state>starting</state></upload>';
upload_progress_template uploading '<upload><state>uploading</state><size>$uploadprogress_length</size><uploaded>$uploadprogress_received</uploaded></upload>';
upload_progress_template done '<upload><state>done</state></upload>';
upload_progress_template error '<upload><state>error</state></upload>``$uploadprogress_status``';

Refer to the README in the distribution for more information.

How do you get it?

Easy, download the tarball from the nginx upload progress module github repository download section.

How can I use it?

Normally you have to use your own client code to display the progress bar and contact nginx to get the progress information.

But some nice people have created various javascript libraries doing this for you:

Happy uploads!