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Install or configure SNMP for Windows

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Created by Malik Haider, last modified by Eric Bryant on Jul 10, 2017

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Overview

This article provides steps to install or configure SNMP for Windows. This article is intended as a unofficial Microsoft article to help prepare a system for SNMP monitoring inside a SolarWinds Orion Product.  

Environment

  • How to Install / configure SNMP for windows

Steps

  • How to Install SNMP and Configure the Community String


Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is used to by our monitoring system in order to collect detailed information about your server.  While configuring SNMP, you may find that certain values are already preconfigured for you.  This is by-design and allows us to ensure that your server is monitored properly. There are some settings that you will not be able to configure.

 
  • Configure an SNMP Agent and Community String in Windows 2012
  1. Log into your dedicated server using Remote Desktop
  2. Click on Windows Key > Administrative Tools > Server Manager.
  3. Click Manage >  Add Roles and Features.
  4. Click Next > Next > Next > Next. Verify SNMP Services are installed. Click Cancel. (If SNMP had not been installed, contact Support.)

    SNMP Service Installed

     
  5. Click on Windows Key > Administrative Tools > Services.
  6. Right click on SNMP Service and click on Properties.
  7. Click on the Security tab. 
  8. Type your randomized 8 - 10 character connection string. Be sure to make it Read Only, not Read Write.

    SNMP Service Configuration

     
  9. Click on Add.
     
  • Configure an SNMP Agent and Community String in Windows 2008 R2
  1. Log into your dedicated server using Remote Desktop.
  2. Click on Start > Administrative Tools > Server Manager.
  3. Click on Features > Add Features.
  4. Verify SNMP Services are installed.
  5. Click on Configuration > Services.
  6. Right click on SNMP Service and click on Properties.
  7. Click on the Security tab. 
  8. Type your connection string. Be sure to make it Read Only, not Read Write.
  9. Click on Add.

    SNMP Security Settings

 

  • Configure an SNMP Agent and Community String in Windows 2003
  1. Log into your dedicated serer using Remote Desktop.
  2. Click on Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management.
  3. Expand Services and Applications, then click Services.
  4. Double click on SNMP Service.
  5. Click on the Security tab.
  6. Type your connection string. Be sure to make it Read only, not Read Write.
  7. Click on Add.

 

Once complete you can add the node to Orion Monitoring. Click here for more information or use our getting started guide.

 

 

 

 

 

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