dta_exclude is problematic when expanding dta files on snmptoolki

Discussion created by bvloch on Feb 21, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 23, 2013 by sbertsch

When setting up a device in snmptoolkit, there is a button to select what dta sections to include.The idea as i understand it, is that different sections would relate to different devices.The raw config doesn't store the included value though. Instead, it itemizes the sections to not use under the dta_exclude key.


The problem comes when you later attempt to add dta sections for new types of devices. All existing devices then pick up the new dta section. This make managing snmptoolkit dta and cfg files with monitoring profiles nearly impossible.


Am I using this wrong? Shouldn't that key be dta_include? How does nimsoft suggest managing the dta_exclude keys without manually uploading the new dta, then opening each device to deselect the new section?