So after much futzing I was able to get a service monitored in ‘the dude’ I learned about a whole bunch of things like SNMP Oid’s etc…. at first I tried to create a probe like this
HOWTO check if specific SERVICE is running or not
Create New Probe and tag it with your required target device.
Probe Name: check_telnet_service
Available: if(array_find(oid_column(“18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199″),”Telnet”)>0, 1, 0)
Error: if(array_find(oid_column(“188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11″),”Telnet”)>0, “”, “Telnet not detected by SNMP probe”)
But, that didn’t work for me. Eventually I ran into the fact that you have a copy of SNMPwalk inside of the tools of ‘the dude’ at that point you can paste in 18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 into the top right of the Oid, and then I was able to find the service in question. Then awesomely enough, you can right click and say create SNMP probe from that service. Then I tested. Part of what was difficult was that you have to be patient with the SNMP service. It takes a minute or two before it registers that a service is down! But, I verified it, and this did in fact allow you to monitor whether a service was running or not!