Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Enabling SNMP on Vista

So you can monitor and graph the performance of the box over the network.
The process itself is simple enough, and doesn't even require a reboot of the box.
Start -> Control Panel -> Programs -> Turn Windows features on or off -> SNMP feature

With what I did have a little problem was getting the comunity string on all the right place, so I'll post this screen shots to get a future reference of the process.

SNMP service setup 1 SNMP service setup 2 SNMP service setup 3

Also, make sure to enable the SNMP access thru the Windows Firewall, the vista firewall -using it with the Advanced Security- has a very, very good GUI, and has a ton of config options extra than the XP one.

Now, setting it up and enabling it is one thing, but ITOH, getting the OIDs it is proving to be a royal PITA.

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