Installing SNMP Agent on Solaris Systems

SNMP, or Simple Network Management Protocol, is a crucial component for network management, allowing OpManager to effectively monitor and manage network devices. An SNMP Agent is a very small file that is installed on a network device. The agent collects and sends its operational data to an SNMP manager, for easy network monitoring and management. This help document will guide you through the process of installing OpManager's SNMP Agent on a Solaris system.

Download the latest version of SNMP

Download the latest version of SNMP using the link given below,

Extract the file using following command:

  • tar -zxvf ucd-snmp-4.2.6.tar.gz

To install SNMP, follow the steps given below:

  1. Login as root user.
  2. Execute the command to set the path of the C compiler:
    export PATH=<gcc path>:$PATH
  3. Execute the following four commands from the directory where you have extracted the ucd-snmp:
    • ./configure --prefix=<directory_name> --with-mib-modules="host"

      directory_name is the directory to install SNMP agent. Preferably choose a directory under /root. The directories /usr and /local might contain the files of an older version of SNMP and so do not choose these directories to ensure proper installation.
    • make
    • umask 022
    • make install

This completes the installation process. To configure SNMP agents respond to SNMP requests, refer to Configuring SNMP agents

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