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Configure Mac OS X for SNMP Monitoring with Orion

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Created by Aileen de Lara_ret, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Overview

This article provides steps to configure a MAC OS X for SNMP-based monitoring with Orion. 

Environment

All Orion Core products

Steps

  1. Log on to your Mac OS X terminal using an account with sudo privileges.
  2. Open /etc/hostconfig in a text editor.
  3. Under the # Services header, add the following line:
    SNMPSERVER=-YES-
  4. Save hostconfig.
  5. Rename the original snmpd.conf file with the following command:
    sudo mv /etc/snmpd.conf /etc/snmpd.conf.old
  6. Run the SNMP configuration utility to configure a basic snmpd.conf file, using the following command:
    sudo snmpconf -i
    Note: Use a basic read-only community string like public.
  7. Confirm the service has restarted by executing the following command:
    sudo /sbin/service -list OR restart
  8. Open System Preferences > Security and confirm that the firewall is configured to allow all connections on port 161.
  9. Execute the following command to confirm SNMP communication locally:
    snmpwalk -v 1 -c ROCommString localhost

 

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