Saturday, September 22, 2012

How to enable SNMP Monitoring on Ubuntu Server 12.04.2

Install SNMPD 

$ sudo apt-get install snmpd

Create a backup file of snmpd.conf original file that we will edit later

$ sudo mv /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf.ori

Create the new snmpd.conf file 

$ sudo vim /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf

Add the file with these lines

rocommunity public
syslocation "Your Location"

Then edit the /etc/default/snmpd file

$ sudo vim /etc/default/snmpd

Disable this line below by adding # in front of the line 

#SNMPDOPTS='-Lsd -Lf /dev/null -u snmp -g snmp -I -smux -p /var/run/'

And add a new line 

SNMPDOPTS='-Lsd -Lf /dev/null -u snmp -I -smux -p /var/run/ -c /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf'

Restart the SNMPD service

$ sudo /etc/init.d/snmpd restart
* Restarting network management services

Then you're done!