Snmp user doesn't get saved in the config

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Mar 11th, 2008

I used the following website to enable snmpv3 on my cisco router:

I used to following line to create the snmp user

“snmp-server user username readonly v3 auth md5 mysecretpass priv des56 passphrase”

After this snmpv3 works well. But when I do a show run I don't see this config line of the snmp user anywhere. More troubling, the snmp user is gone after a reload of the router and I have to re-enter it.

I'm using a Cisco 1605R router with c1600-k8osy-mz.123-22.bin



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Collin Clark Tue, 03/11/2008 - 08:48


The username does not show up in the config, to view it try the following command.

router#show snmp users

User name: MMessier

Engine ID: 000000090200000142BC4241

storage-type: nonvolatile active

Authentication Protocol: MD5

Privacy Protocol: DES

Group-name: MyGroup

You should not lose the SNMP user after a reload. Try the above command after a reload and see if it still shows.


michieltimmers Tue, 03/11/2008 - 09:24

The snmp is gone after the reload. See bellow the steps I have taking.



router#show run | include snmp

snmp-server engineID local 4F04E2BC5D

snmp-server group readonly v3 auth read readview

snmp-server view readview internet included

snmp-server location ******

snmp-server contact *******




router#show snmp user

User name: snmp

Engine ID: 4F04E2BC5D

storage-type: nonvolatile active





router#copy run start

Destination filename [startup-config]?

Building configuration...







Proceed with reload? [confirm]




router#show snmp user



Collin Clark Tue, 03/11/2008 - 09:39

That's no good. Is this a lab router? Can you upgrade the IOS to 12.3(22a)? There are some major bug fixes in the newer code.

michieltimmers Tue, 03/11/2008 - 09:47

Sorry, included the wrong version in my first post. I already running 12.3-25 (c1600-k8osy-mz.123-25.bin)

michieltimmers Mon, 03/17/2008 - 18:58

Could this be because of old platform (1605R) that I'm using (Maybe because of a little Nvram)? Or should it be IOS related?

michieltimmers Mon, 03/17/2008 - 22:48

Yes, Snmpv2 is no problem (even with reload). But I want the security of snmpv3.


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