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XenServer: SNMP Monitoring

To enable basic SNMP monitoring of the XenServer host, you have the following options:

–          Dell/HP Embedded XenServer comes with SNMP enabled by default

–          Downloaded versions come with SNMP disabled, enable using Citrix ctx116187

  • In brief, from SSH:
    service snmpd start       (this enables SNMP service)
    chkconfig snmpd on       (this ensures SNMP starts after reboot)
  • Disregard other “installation” steps on KB, as they apply to release 3.x and prior, however no more recent KB is available
  • You can customize and lock down SNMP via vi /etc/snmp/snmp.conf (if you know what you’re doing and know the vi editor)
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