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OSX SNMP is not working

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"Sorry, the scan for available monitoring items has failed!

Could not create the sensor SNMP Traffic on device 10.10.1.166 (10.10.1.166).

Sensor does not get response from device. SNMP credentials are wrong or device does not support the required uptime OID (1.3.6.1.2.1.1.3.0) for traffic sensors. This OID is mandatory by the SNMP RFC. Check SNMP access rights or contact device vendor. (code: PE244) Please check the following resources:

You can define the displayed sensor name with port name templates in the SNMP Compatibility Options of the parent device. Knowledge Base: How do PRTG's automatic port name and number updates work for SNMP traffic sensors? Knowledge Base: Where is the volume line in graphs? For a general introduction to the technology behind SNMP, please see the manual section Monitoring via SNMP." ^Keep ending up with the error above because SNMP does not work on OSX.

I have read the SNMP setup and tried to make changes but the lines referred in the instruction and the actual file do not match.

Tried entering at the bottom of the file and still the same result.

macosx prtg snmp

Created on Aug 5, 2015 6:20:34 PM by  Adjsupport (0) 1



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Hi there,

The content of the snmpd.conf might vary in different OSX versions. Did you follow This Article to activate SNMP? You can also forward the snmpd.conf file to [email protected] and refer to his knowledge base article, so that we can have a look at the syntax to see what is missing.

Best regards

Created on Aug 7, 2015 6:56:45 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]



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