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Enable SNMP daemon on AIX computers


SNMP Monitor on AIX devices requires that the SNMP daemon be enabled.

Without enabling the SNMP daemon, the following information will not be available in the Node Details widget:

  • Location
  • Contact
  • SysobjectID


To enable the SNMP daemon, add the following lines to the configuration file in /etc/snmpdv3.conf which configures snmpv1, v2c, and v3 access.

Use the following configuration example as a reference:

# Two snmpv1 community strings: public commstr1

VACM_GROUP group1 SNMPv1 public -

VACM_GROUP group1 SNMPv1 commstr1 -

VACM_VIEW group1view internet - included -

VACM_ACCESS group1 - - noAuthNoPriv SNMPv1 group1view - - -

COMMUNITY public public noAuthNoPriv -

COMMUNITY commstr1 commstr1 noAuthNoPriv -


# snmpv2c community string: swiagent

VACM_GROUP group2 SNMPv2c swiagent -

VACM_VIEW group2view internet - included -

VACM_ACCESS group2 - - noAuthNoPriv SNMPv2c group2view - - -

COMMUNITY swiagent swiagent - -

COMMUNITY public public - -


# snmpv3 user with no authorization: user1

USM_USER user1 - none - - - - -

VACM_GROUP group4 USM user1 -

VACM_VIEW group4view internet - included -

VACM_ACCESS group4 - - noAuthNoPriv USM group4view - - -


DEFAULT_SECURITY no-access - -


logging file=/usr/tmp/snmpdv3.log       enabled

logging size=100000                     level=3

Test the SNMP configuration

  • To test the configuration for v1 requests, use snmpdinfo.
  • To test v2c and v3 requests, use clsnmp for v2c and v3 requests and configure /etc/clsnmp.conf.

    v2cstring localhost snmpv2c

    v3user_noauth localhost snmpv3 user1 - - - - - - -

    This configuration matches the examples above.

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