How to configure SNMP on an AS/400?

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Setting up SNMP

Here's how to configure SNMP for OS400 servers:

  • Connect to the server console (telnet, ...)
  • Type the command :


(this command allows to go to configure the TCP layer of the server)

  • Go to the option : 20
  • Choose application number 1,  SNMP
  • System information option 1
  • Communities option 2 (with its IP and netmask, from version V7R1 onwards)
  • Once the SNMP service has been configured, the service must be started with the command :

strtcpsvr *SNMP

Be careful to put *SNMP like here.

SNMP is activated, you can check it by launching a ServiceNav discovery.

Note: to stop the SNMP service, use this command :

endtcpsvr *snmp

Be careful to choose *snmp otherwise it will cut all IP connections on the partition.

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