The installation of new version of SNMP is required only for Redhat Linux versions.


Download the latest version of SNMP using the following URL:


Extract the file using following command:

tar -zxvf ucd-snmp-4.2.6.tar.gz

To install SNMP, follow the steps given below:

  1. Log in as root user.

  2. Execute the command to set the path of the C compiler:

  3. Export PATH=<gcc path>:$PATH

  4. Execute the following four commands from the directory where you have extracted the ucd-snmp:

In case of rpm (redhat package manager) package installation use the following command.

$ rpm -i <package name>

Configuring the Agent in Linux versions prior to 8

  1. Stop the agent if it is already running using the command:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/snmpd stop


    2 . Make the following changes in the /etc/rc.d/init.d/snmpd file

This is to choose the current installed version while starting and stopping the SNMP agent.

3.Start the agent using the command /etc/rc.d/init.d/snmpd start.

Configuring the Agent in Linux versions 8 and Above

On Linux versions 8 and above, the latest version of SNMP will already be available. You need to just make the following changes in snmpd.conf file:

1. Insert the line

view allview      included   .1.3.6

next to the line

# name incl/excl subtree mask(optional)

3.Change the line

access  notConfigGroup "" any noauth exact systemview none none

next to the line

# group context sec.modelsec.level prefix read   write  notif


access  notConfigGroup ""   any  noauth   exact  allview none none

4.Then restart the SNMP agent using the following command:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/snmpd restart

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