How to Install SNMP and Configure the Community String For CentOS
Install the SNMPD service by running the following command:
yum install net-snmp net-snmp-utils
Once the service is installed, verify that it is set to start at startup by running:
chkconfig snmpd on
systemctl enable snmpd
Make a backup of the original configuration file by running:
mv /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf.orig
Create a new SNMP configuration file by running:
Once you have the new configuration file, generate a random string for the SNMP community string using a tool such as
Once you have the string, edit /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf and add the following line, replacing [RANDOM_STRING] with the generated string:
Save the configuration file, and finally start the SNMP service by running:
service snmpd restart
systemctl restart snmpd
Article ID: 2390
Created: July 6, 2016 at 9:46 AM
Modified: February 10, 2017 at 9:33 AM
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