SNMP Configuration on Windows 7

SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) :

SNMP enabled resources can be monitored using tools like Nagios , cacti & mrtg .SNMP listens on UDP protocol (port: 161& 162).

Port 161 used to send the request and Port 162 to receive the trap notification.

This article will guide you how to enabling SNMP on windows 7.

To configure SNMP services first you need to follow below steps:

1. Start -> Control -> Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features ->Turn Windows Features on and off .

Select -> SNMP and WMI SNMP Provider -> OK

Figure 1 Windows Features

2. Goto START -> COMPUTER -> right click and select -> MANAGE -> SERVICES AND APPLICATION -> SERVICES

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In the services search for SNMP service and double click on it to open the properties.

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3. There will be a pop-up window for properties in GENERAL start SNMP and goto -> Log On select check box -> Allow services to interface with desktop.

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Provide contact and location as per your requirement.

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Add community name and IP address of monitoring server.

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Provide security options as given

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After completing all the process you can be monitored by any monitoring tool configured on server machines that required SNMP enabled machines.

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