Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (1)
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 [/etc/munin/munin-node.conf]
- --servicedir <dir>
Override plugin directory [/etc/munin/plugins/]
- --sconfdir <dir>
Override plugin configuration directory [/etc/munin/plugin-conf.d/]
- --libdir <dir>
Override plugin library [/usr/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 the
Instead of a table, print shell commands to install the new plugin suggestions.
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When "--shell" is enabled, also provide commands to remove plugins that are no
longer applicable from the service directory.
PLUGIN SELECTION OPTIONS
- --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 two.
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'
- --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 network.
- --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 checkup).
- 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 ("--snmpprivpassword").
- --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 unspecified.
- --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) v2.0.63.
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
This program is released under the GNU General Public License