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Install or configure SNMP for Windows - video

Updated December 13, 2017

Overview

This video (2:47) shows you how to confirm that SNMP Service is installed on Windows and if not, it shows you how to install it.

 

 

This video is available in English.

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  • Orion Platform products

Video Transcription

SolarWinds products on the Orion Platform use the Simple Network Management Protocol, or SNMP, to collect detailed information about your server. To monitor a node, you need to configure SNMP on the node. Here are some best practices for preparing a system for SNMP monitoring inside an Orion product. 

The preferred method for data collection is WMI. However, there are times you may want to use SNMP. One example is if you are monitoring a node on another network. SNMP allows you to open one port instead of the range of ports needed by WMI.

This video shows you how to confirm that SNMP Service is installed on Windows and if not, it shows you how to install it.

The first step is to log into the server you wish to monitor using Remote Desktop.

Right-click on 'Windows Key'  and click 'Run.'

Type 'services.msc' and click 'OK.'

Scroll down and look for SNMP Service. If you see it listed, that means it's installed.

Click on the 'X' to close the Service Manager.

If SNMP Service did not show up in the list, then you need to install it.

To do this, right click on the 'Windows Key' and select 'Run.' Type 'servermanager' and click 'OK' to launch the Server Manager application.

Click on 'Manage' in the top right corner and select, 'Add Roles and Features' from the drop-down menu.

Click on the 'Next' button until you get to 'Features.' Scroll down and look for 'SNMP Service.' Check the box next to it. When this pop up window appears, click 'Add Features,' and then click 'Next.'

Click the 'Install' button to perform the installation.

When the installation is complete, 'Close' the pop up window.

Click the 'X' to close the Server Manager.

To confirm that SNMP Service has been installed correctly, right click on the 'Windows Key' and select 'Run.'

Type in "services.msc" and click 'OK.'

Scroll down and look for the SNMP Service. We see it so we are good to go.

To configure SNMP Service, right click on it and select 'Properties.'

Click on the 'Security' tab and then select 'Add.'

Type in your community string. Be sure to select 'Read Only,' and not 'Read/Write.'

Click 'Add.'

In the bottom section, select the 'Add' button, and add the IP address of the Orion server. You also need to add the IP address of any additional poller that the server could be added to.

Click 'OK' and you are all set.

 

 

 

 

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