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How to enable SNMP on a Sophos XG firewall


To enable SNMP on Sophos XG firewalls, you need administrator access to the device. You also need to be logged into the administrative console. 

From the admin console:

  1. Navigate to System > Administration > Device Access. Enable SNMP on LAN zone.
  2. Navigate to System > Administration > SNMP. Set the manager port to 161. If you’re using a port other than 161, specify it here. You’ll also need to add the custom port to Auvik by following these steps. Note: some versions of Sophos XG don’t allow you to set a custom port, so you will need to use 161.
  3. In the name field, enter the name of your SNMP community. In the IP address field, enter the IP address of your Auvik collector. (If you use a community string other than public or private, add it to Auvik following these steps.)
  4. For protocol version, select v1 or v2c.

You’re done!

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