Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· kjellski

Shinken 10min start leads to an error

I've found this "beginner question" on the shinken mailing list:

And it matched my error pretty well:

ERROR: Description table : The requested table is empty or does not exist.

I googled a lot and was in IRC before finding this gem, hope this helps somebody.
What solved my problem was especially this:

install the plugins for shinken to enable localhost snmp checks:

./install -p nagios-plugins &&\
./install -p check_mem &&\
./install -p manubulon &&\
./install -a multisite &&\
./install -a pnp4nagios &&\
./install -a nagvis &&\
./install -a mongodb && \
./install -p check_netint

Make the whole snmp tree visible for these scripts from localhost:

# in /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf let the local system access the whole local snmp tree:
51 #  Full access from the local host
52 rocommunity public  localhost # <-- this is now uncommented
53 #  Default access to basic system info
54 #rocommunity public  default    -V systemonly # <-- this is now commented out

I haven't had time to narrow down the rights more then just allowing it all for the localhost, but I hope this is okay.


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Thanks, I did exactly the same thing :)

over 1 year ago ·