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hi! how do i enable snmp in a catalyst 6509 L2 switch module? Can it be done on every switch or in the global mode will do? The objective is to enable snmp, so that it can be monitor by a third party network monitoring tool

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Correct Answer by David Stanford about 9 years 2 weeks ago

If you CatOS code supports the option to configure multiple community strings it won't be a problem. However, if the code only supports one string of each type then you are over writing the old string. This may cause problems for the servers using the old string to poll (if they are).

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David Stanford Mon, 01/07/2008 - 09:46

To enable snmp globally you would use:

set snmp community

Use the set snmp community command to set SNMP communities and associated access types.

set snmp community {read-only | read-write | read-write-all} [community_string]

Syntax Description

read-only

Keyword to assign read-only access to the specified SNMP community.

read-write

Keyword to assign read-write access to the specified SNMP community.

read-write-all

Keyword to assign read-write-all access to the specified SNMP community.

community_string

(Optional) Name of the SNMP community.

Default

The default configuration has the following communities and access types defined:

•public-read-only

•private-read-write

•secret-read-write-all

For traps:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk648/tk362/technologies_configuration_example09186a0080094aa1.shtml

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David Stanford Wed, 01/09/2008 - 07:52

If you CatOS code supports the option to configure multiple community strings it won't be a problem. However, if the code only supports one string of each type then you are over writing the old string. This may cause problems for the servers using the old string to poll (if they are).

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