If you're already using an SNMP monitoring tool like OpenNMS, mysql-agent is a great way to add a number of graphics using Net-SNMP. However mysql-agent has a small bug that drove me crazy. I will try to highlight the process on how I discovered it (and hence fix it) since it involved learning about SNMP, how to diagnose it and eventually, once all the pieces came together, how simple it is to write your own agents.
Although versions are not that important, just for the sake of completeness we were using CentOS 5.5, MySQL 5.5.8 Community RPMs, Net SNMP version 5.3.22 and OpenNMS Web Console 1.8.7.
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