GETBULK command

pysnmp.hlapi.v3arch.asyncio.bulkCmd(snmpEngine, authData, transportTarget, contextData, nonRepeaters, maxRepetitions, *varBinds, **options)

Creates a generator to perform SNMP GETBULK query.

When iterator gets advanced by asyncio main loop, SNMP GETBULK request is send (RFC 1905#section-4.2.3). The iterator yields asyncio.Future which gets done whenever response arrives or error occurs.

  • snmpEngine (SnmpEngine) – Class instance representing SNMP engine.
  • authData (CommunityData or UsmUserData) – Class instance representing SNMP credentials.
  • transportTarget (UdpTransportTarget or Udp6TransportTarget) – Class instance representing transport type along with SNMP peer address.
  • contextData (ContextData) – Class instance representing SNMP ContextEngineId and ContextName values.
  • nonRepeaters (int) – One MIB variable is requested in response for the first nonRepeaters MIB variables in request.
  • maxRepetitions (int) – maxRepetitions MIB variables are requested in response for each of the remaining MIB variables in the request (e.g. excluding nonRepeaters). Remote SNMP engine may choose lesser value than requested.
  • *varBinds (ObjectType) – One or more class instances representing MIB variables to place into SNMP request.
Other Parameters:


Request options:

  • lookupMib - load MIB and resolve response MIB variables at the cost of slightly reduced performance. Default is True.
  • errorIndication (str) – True value indicates SNMP engine error.

  • errorStatus (str) – True value indicates SNMP PDU error.

  • errorIndex (int) – Non-zero value refers to varBinds[errorIndex-1]

  • varBindTable (tuple) – A sequence of sequences (e.g. 2-D array) of ObjectType class instances representing a table of MIB variables returned in SNMP response, with up to maxRepetitions rows, i.e. len(varBindTable) <= maxRepetitions.

    For 0 <= i < len(varBindTable) and 0 <= j < len(varBinds), varBindTable[i][j] represents:

    • For non-repeaters (j < nonRepeaters), the first lexicographic successor of varBinds[j], regardless the value of i, or an ObjectType instance with the endOfMibView value if no such successor exists;
    • For repeaters (j >= nonRepeaters), the i-th lexicographic successor of varBinds[j], or an ObjectType instance with the endOfMibView value if no such successor exists.

    See RFC 3416#section-4.2.3 for details on the underlying GetBulkRequest-PDU and the associated GetResponse-PDU, such as specific conditions under which the server may truncate the response, causing varBindTable to have less than maxRepetitions rows.


PySnmpError – Or its derivative indicating that an error occurred while performing SNMP operation.


>>> import asyncio
>>> from pysnmp.hlapi.asyncio import *
>>> @asyncio.coroutine
... def run():
...     errorIndication, errorStatus, errorIndex, varBinds = yield from bulkCmd(
...         SnmpEngine(),
...         CommunityData('public'),
...         UdpTransportTarget(('', 161)),
...         ContextData(),
...         0, 2,
...         ObjectType(ObjectIdentity('SNMPv2-MIB', 'system'))
...     )
...     print(errorIndication, errorStatus, errorIndex, varBinds)
>>> asyncio.get_event_loop().run_until_complete(run())
(None, 0, 0, [[ObjectType(ObjectIdentity(ObjectName('')), DisplayString('SunOS 4.1.3_U1 1 sun4m'))], [ObjectType(ObjectIdentity(ObjectName('')), ObjectIdentifier(''))]])