Monitoring, Management & Location Tracking

Setup snmpd on AirWave for read based SNMP monitoring

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Aruba Employee

Introduction :


It can be useful to monitor AirWave using SNMP if you want to use an external monitoring solution instead of the built in server resource triggers available. Note that the triggers also support sending SNMP traps to an external NMS. This article will explain how to setup snmpd on AirWave to allow for SNMP read based monitoring.


Environment : AirWave with snmpd for performing SNMP reads.


Configuration Steps :



1. Modify the /etc/yum.conf file and remove the exclusion for net-snmp* located at the end of the file.


exclude=net-snmp* kernel*



2. Install the net-snmp, net-snmp-utils, and net-snmp-libs packages.

yum install net-snmp net-snmp-utils net-snmp-libs -y

3. Specify that snmpd should start automatically and start the service.

chkconfig snmpd on
service snmpd start



Answer :


Modify the /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf file as necessary to accomplish your goals. Additional information on how to use snmpd can be found online.


Verification :



Verify the SNMP reads work both locally and remotely.

[root@localhost mercury]# snmpwalk -v 1 localhost -c public sysName
SNMPv2-MIB::sysName.0 = STRING: localhost.localdomain

laptop$ snmpwalk -v 1 -c public sysName
SNMPv2-MIB::sysName.0 = STRING: localhost.localdomain



Troubleshooting :


Issues with getting polling to work are likely to be caused by firewall rules on AirWave or other network devices.

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I changed the value after then I typed the command that you specified;


yum install net-snmp net-snmp-utils net-snmp-libs -y


It gives an error like;


root@localhost etc]# yum install net-snmp net-snmp-utils net-snmp-libs -y

Loaded plugins: downloadonly, fastestmirror, presto, security, verify, versionlock

Determining fastest mirrors

YumRepo Error: All mirror URLs are not using ftp, http[s] or file.

Eg. </html>/

removing mirrorlist with no valid mirrors: /var/cache/yum/x86_64/6/base/mirrorlist.txt

Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: base


what could be the problem?


Sorry for inconvenience


Firewall was blocking, (yum installer) security team permitted the traffic after then it worked..

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