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Enable SNMP on Citrix XenServer 5.6

Open XenServer Console or open a SSH connection to your XenServer for this howto:

1. Firewall Settings

Open “/etc/sysconfig/iptables” with “vi” editor and add the following line to allow SNMP connections:

-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state --state NEW -m udp -p udp --dport 161 -j ACCEPT

Restart iptables service:

service iptables restart

2. Configurate SNMPD

Edit “/etc/snmp/snmpd.conf” and insert the following lines:

com2sec MY-TRUST-NET      public

group   notConfigGroup v1            MY-TRUST-NET

Note: Replace “” with your Subnet.

Now start the SNMP-Deamon with:

service snmpd start

To start SNMP automatic on system startup execute the following command:

chkconfig snmpd on

Note: This settings are not persistant. If you upgrade your XenServer you have to make this settings again.

3. Links

* HP SNMP Agents for Citrix XenServer

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One thought on “Enable SNMP on Citrix XenServer 5.6

  • Ethern says:

    How do i create a read only community string? Example:
    community [This_Cumminity] read-write

    Also, How do I point the traps to single server example:
    trap_community mycommunity

    Forgive me for my ignorance – Thanks

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