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How to enable SNMP on Ubuntu 18.04 Linux

  1. Install SNMP
    sudo apt install snmpd snmp libsnmp-dev
    When prompted, type “Y” to continue
  2. Make a backup of the original snmpd.conf file:
    sudo cp /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf.bak
  3. Edit the snmpd.conf file:
    sudo vi /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf
  4. Locate the following line:
    #agentAddress udp:161,udp6:[::1]:161
  5. Uncomment and modify it to match the example below. This will enable SNMP to listen on all interfaces:
    agentAddress udp:161
  6. Uncomment the following line:
    #rocommunity public  localhost
  7. Modify to set your desired community string and specify the IP address of your Auvik collector - e.g.
    rocommunity v2string
  8. Save & exit the file
  9. Reload the snmpd service:
    sudo service snmpd restart
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