Snmpwalk Query to a Solaris 8 Branded Zone Will Not Return Information Due to mibiisa SNMP Agent Core Dump

(Doc ID 1454186.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 31, 2015

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 8 2/02 U7 to 8 2/04 U8 [Release 8.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


A snmpwalk to a Solaris 8 Branded may not return any information. The query may only show Sun MIB information such as:

sun.products.sunMasterAgent.sunSubTreeDispatchTable.sunSubTreeDispatchEntry.sunSubTreeDispatchOID.2.2 : OBJECT IDENTIFIER:
sun.products.sunMasterAgent.sunSubTreeDispatchTable.sunSubTreeDispatchEntry.sunSubTreeDispatchOID.1.1 : OBJECT IDENTIFIER:

This is compared to a snmpwalk returning information such as the following:

system.sysDescr.0 : DISPLAY STRING- (ascii):  Sun SNMP Agent, Sun-Fire
system.sysObjectID.0 : OBJECT IDENTIFIER:
system.sysUpTime.0 : Timeticks: (202102510) 23 days, 9:23:45.10
system.sysContact.0 : DISPLAY STRING- (ascii):  System administrator
system.sysName.0 : DISPLAY STRING- (ascii):  Solaris-Server
system.sysLocation.0 : DISPLAY STRING- (ascii):  System administrators office
system.sysServices.0 : INTEGER: 76
interfaces.ifNumber.0 : INTEGER: 2
interfaces.ifTable.ifEntry.ifIndex.1 : INTEGER: 1

The following error will be recorded in the /var/adm/messages file:

/usr/lib/snmp/snmpdx: [ID 702911 daemon.error] Subagent died: snmpd PID=#### -- deleted from the agent table

A ps command to confirm that the Solaris SEA SNMP Agent processes snmpdx and mibiisa are running will reveal that only snmpdx is running:

# ps -ef | grep snmp
    root 24737     1  0   Feb 20 ?        0:00 /usr/lib/snmp/snmpdx -y -c /etc/snmp/conf
# ps -ef | grep mib


It would be expected both processes are running as shown in this example:

# ps -ef | grep snmp
    root 24737     1  0   Feb 20 ?        0:00 /usr/lib/snmp/snmpdx -y -c /etc/snmp/conf
# ps -ef | grep mib
    root 24738 24737  0   Feb 20 ?        0:02 mibiisa -r -p 47798



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