I have set up a measurement in our monitoring tool to check the state of the NTP, the target is a Nexus 5596, i'm using the following oid :

But I'm getting : snmp_entry_value_check: OID unavailable, value check skipped

Anybody can share how he check the NTP on his cisco switches ?

Thank you

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    Have you used the Cisco MIB Locator to see which are available for your device and IOS version?
    – Ron Maupin
    Oct 3, 2017 at 14:26
  • I didn't find the one for Nexus 5596
    – Samirtow
    Oct 4, 2017 at 12:06
  • Then, I suppose, that device doesn't have that, and you are getting exactly what you should get.
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    Oct 4, 2017 at 12:51
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Many Cisco devices don't allow you to find out clock data through SNMP. For practical purposes I use a simple SNTP client which does SNTP-query then syslog.

Perhaps that's of some use.

Kind regards


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