GETBULK command#

pysnmp.hlapi.bulkCmd(snmpEngine: SnmpEngine, authData: pysnmp.hlapi.auth.CommunityData | pysnmp.hlapi.auth.UsmUserData, transportTarget: AbstractTransportTarget, contextData: ContextData, nonRepeaters: int, maxRepetitions: int, *varBinds, **options) tuple[pysnmp.proto.errind.ErrorIndication, pysnmp.proto.rfc1902.Integer32 | int, pysnmp.proto.rfc1902.Integer32 | int, tuple[pysnmp.smi.rfc1902.ObjectType]]#

Performs one SNMP GETBULK query.

  • 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. 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]

  • varBinds (tuple) – A sequence of ObjectType class instances representing MIB variables returned in SNMP response.


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


Setting maxRepetitions value to 15..50 might significantly improve system performance, as many MIB variables get packed into a single response message at once.


>>> from pysnmp.hlapi import *
>>> g = bulkCmd(SnmpEngine(),
...             CommunityData('public'),
...             UdpTransportTarget(('', 161)),
...             ContextData(),
...             0, 25,
...             ObjectType(ObjectIdentity('SNMPv2-MIB', 'sysDescr')))
>>> g
(None, 0, 0, [ObjectType(ObjectIdentity(ObjectName('')), DisplayString('SunOS 4.1.3_U1 1 sun4m'))])
>>> g.send( [ ObjectType(ObjectIdentity('IF-MIB', 'ifInOctets')) ] )
(None, 0, 0, [(ObjectName(''), Counter32(284817787))])