munin-node-configure - View and modify which plugins are enabled.
reports which plugins are enabled on the current
node, and suggest changes to this list.
By default this program shows which plugins are activated on the system.
If you specify "--suggest", it will present a table of plugins that
will probably work (according to the plugins' autoconf command).
If you specify "--snmp", followed by a list of hosts, it will present
a table of SNMP plugins that they support.
If you additionally specify "--shell", shell commands to install those
same plugins will be printed. These can be reviewed or piped directly into a
shell to install the plugins.
- Show this help page.
- Show version information.
- Print debug information on the operations of
"munin-node-configure". This can be very verbose.
All debugging output is printed to STDOUT, and each line is prefixed with
'#'. Only errors are printed to STDERR.
- Plugin debug. Sets the environment variable MUNIN_DEBUG to 1 so that
plugins may enable debugging.
- --config <file>
- Override configuration file [/usr/local/etc/munin/munin-node.conf]
- --servicedir <dir>
- Override plugin directory [/usr/local/etc/munin/plugins/]
- --sconfdir <dir>
- Override plugin configuration directory
- --libdir <dir>
- Override plugin library [/usr/local/share/munin/plugins/]
- Do not consider plugins that exit non-zero exit-value as error.
- Suggest plugins that might be added or removed, instead of those that are
By default, "munin-node-configure" will print out a table summarising
- Instead of a table, print shell commands to install the new plugin
This implies "--suggest", unless "--snmp" was also
enabled. By default, it will not attempt to remove any plugins.
- When "--shell" is enabled, also provide commands to remove
plugins that are no longer applicable from the service directory.
- --families <family,...>
- Override the list of families that will be used (auto, manual, contrib,
snmpauto). Multiple families can be specified as a comma-separated list,
by repeating the "--families" option, or as a combination of the
When listing installed plugins, the default families are 'auto', 'manual'
and 'contrib'. Only 'auto' plugins are checked for suggestions. SNMP
probing is only performed on 'snmpauto' plugins.
- --newer <version>
- Only consider plugins added to the Munin core since <version>. This
option is useful when upgrading, since it can prevent plugins that have
been manually removed from being reinstalled. This only applies to plugins
in the 'auto' family.
- --snmp <host|cidr,...>
- Probe the SNMP agents on the host or CIDR network (e.g.
"192.168.1.0/24"), to see what plugins they support. This may
take some time, especially if the many hosts are specified.
This option can be specified multiple times, or as a comma-separated list,
to include more than one host/CIDR.
- --snmpversion <ver>
- The SNMP version (1, 2c or 3) to use. ['2c']
- --snmpport <port>
- The SNMP port to use 
- --snmpdomain <domain>
- The Transport Domain to use for exchanging SNMP messages. The default is
UDP/IPv4. Possible values: 'udp', 'udp4', 'udp/ipv4'; 'udp6', 'udp/ipv6';
'tcp', 'tcp4', 'tcp/ipv4'; 'tcp6', 'tcp/ipv6'.
- SNMP 1/2c authentication
- SNMP versions 1 and 2c use a "community string" for
authentication. This is a shared password, sent in plaintext over the
- --snmpcommunity <string>
- The community string for version 1 and 2c agents. ['public'] (If this
works your device is probably very insecure and needs a security
- SNMP 3 authentication
- SNMP v3 has three security levels. Lowest is "noAuthNoPriv",
which provides neither authentication nor encryption. If a username and
"authpassword" are given it goes up to "authNoPriv",
and the connection is authenticated. If "privpassword" is also
given the security level becomes "authPriv", and the connection
is authenticated and encrypted.
Note: Encryption can slow down slow or heavily loaded network
devices. For most uses "authNoPriv" will be secure enough -- the
password is sent over the network encrypted in any case.
ContextEngineIDs are not (yet) supported.
For further reading on SNMP v3 security models please consult RFC3414 and
the documentation for Net::SNMP.
- --snmpusername <name>
- Username. There is no default.
- --snmpauthpassword <password>
- Authentication password. Optional when encryption is also enabled, in
which case defaults to the privacy password
- --snmpauthprotocol <protocol>
- Authentication protocol. One of 'md5' or 'sha' (HMAC-MD5-96, RFC1321 and
SHA-1/HMAC-SHA-96, NIST FIPS PIB 180, RFC2264). ['md5']
- --snmpprivpassword <password>
- Privacy password to enable encryption. There is no default. An empty ('')
password is considered as no password and will not enable encryption.
Privacy requires a privprotocol as well as an authprotocol and a
authpassword, but all of these are defaulted (to 'des', 'md5', and the
privpassword value, respectively) and may therefore be left
- --snmpprivprotocol <protocol>
- If the privpassword is set this setting controls what kind of encryption
is used to achieve privacy in the session. Only the very weak 'des'
encryption method is supported officially. ['des']
munin-node-configure also supports '3des' (CBC-3DES-EDE, aka Triple-DES,
NIST FIPS 46-3) as specified in IETF draft-reeder-snmpv3-usm-3desede.
Whether or not this works with any particular device, we do not know.
This is munin-node-configure (munin-node) v2.0.44.
Jimmy Olsen, Nicolai Langfeldt, Matthew Boyle
Please see <http://munin-monitoring.org/report/1>.
Copyright (C) 2003-2006 Jimmy Olsen, Nicolai Langfeldt.
Copyright (C) 2009-2010 Matthew Boyle
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
This program is released under the GNU General Public License