Mac OS X 10.6 Server Admin: Enabling SNMP reporting

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Enabling SNMP reporting

SNMP access isn't enabled by default on Mac OS X Server. To use SNMP tools to poll your Mac OS X Server for data, you must configure and then enable the service.

  1. Open Server Admin.

  2. Select a server, click the Settings button in the toolbar, and then click the General tab.

  3. Select Network Management Server (SNMP).

  4. Click Save.

    When SNMP is active, anyone with a route to the SNMP host can collect SNMP data from it.

  5. Configure the basic SNMP parameters from the command line.

    The SNMP process will not start until /etc/snmpd.conf is configured for the current site. To configure, see Configuring snmpd.

    Note:  The default configuration of snmpd uses privileged port 161. For this reason and others, it must be executed by root or using setuid. Only use setuid as root if you understand the ramifications. If you do not, seek assistance or additional information. Flags available for snmpd will change the uid and gid of the process after it starts. For more information, see the snmpd man page.
Published Date: Aug 6, 2013