Configuring SNMPv3 client on Red Hat Linux

January 27, 2014
By Andrew Lin

To configure snmp client version 3 on a Red Hat server you will need to install the packages net-snmp-utils and net-snmp.

yum install net-snmp-utils net-snmp

Make sure the snmpd service is stopped before you can configure it.

service snmpd stop

Create a new SNMPv3 user called “andrew”. The authentication password is “auth-pass” using MD5 for encryption, and the encryption key is “encryption-key” using DES.

net-snmp-create-v3-user -ro -A auth-pass -X encryption-key -a MD5 -x DES andrew

Start the snmpd service

service snmpd start

To ensure that the service is persistent after a reboot.

chkconfig snmpd on

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