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SNMP is not working on AIX 6.1



Here is my /etc/snmpv3.conf on AIX 6.1

VACM_GROUP group1 SNMPv1  yurapub  -

#VACM_VIEW defaultView       internet                   - included -
VACM_VIEW defaultView    - included -
VACM_VIEW defaultView    - included -

# exclude snmpv3 related MIBs from the default view
VACM_VIEW defaultView        snmpModules                - excluded -
VACM_VIEW defaultView          - included -   
VACM_VIEW defaultView          - included -  

# exclude aixmibd managed MIBs from the default view
VACM_VIEW defaultView        - excluded -

VACM_ACCESS  group1 - - noAuthNoPriv SNMPv1  defaultView - defaultView -

NOTIFY notify1 traptag trap -

TARGET_ADDRESS Target1 UDP       traptag trapparms1 - - -
TARGET_ADDRESS MONITOR UDP         traptag trapparms1 - - -

#TARGET_ADDRESS Target1 UDP                traptag trapparms1 - - -

TARGET_PARAMETERS trapparms1 SNMPv1  SNMPv1  yurapub  noAuthNoPriv -

COMMUNITY yurapub yurapub     noAuthNoPriv  -

DEFAULT_SECURITY no-access - -

logging         file=/usr/tmp/snmpdv3.log       enabled
logging         size=100000                     level=0

smux           gated_password  # gated
smux         muxatmd_password #muxatmd
smux   clsmuxpd_password # HACMP/ES for AIX clsmuxpd

VACM_GROUP director_group SNMPv2c yurapub -
VACM_ACCESS director_group - - noAuthNoPriv SNMPv2c defaultView - defaultView -

community is 'yurapub' and server ip and no encryption.

so i will give you more information.

# ls -l /usr/sbin/snmpd
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     system           19 Jan 22 18:00 /usr/sbin/snmpd -> /usr/sbin/snmpdv3ne

and 'snmpinfo' is No response.

Could you please help me?

Thank you in advance.

aix no-response prtg

Created on Jan 24, 2016 5:40:59 AM

Last change on Jan 25, 2016 8:11:18 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]

3 Replies




Unfortunately we do not have an AIX system here and we don't support these systems as a result so you would need to find the resources about setting this up from IBM.

Created on Jan 26, 2016 12:59:23 PM by  [email protected]



How to quickly setup SNMPv2c on AIX

Stop the related services
stopsrc -s aixmibd; stopsrc -s hostmibd; stopsrc -s snmpmibd; stopsrc -s snmpd
Make a backup of the configuration file
cp /etc/snmpdv3.conf snmpdv3.conf.YYYYMMDD_TTTT
Edit the configuration file
vi /etc/snmpdv3.conf
Add this to the bottom of the configuration file Change the community string MySNMPCommunityString
VACM_GROUP group2 SNMPv2c MySNMPCommunityString -
VACM_ACCESS group2 - - noAuthNoPriv SNMPv2c defaultView - defaultView -
COMMUNITY MySNMPCommunityString MySNMPCommunityString noAuthNoPriv -
Start the SNMP services
startsrc -s aixmibd -a "-c MySNMPCommunityString"; startsrc -s hostmibd -a "-c MySNMPCommunityString"
startsrc -s snmpmibd -a "-c MySNMPCommunityString"; startsrc -s snmpd
Also modify the startup file so the changes survive a reboot.

vi /etc/rc.tcpip


# Start up the hostmibd daemon
start /usr/sbin/hostmibd "$src_running" "-c MySNMPCommunityString"
# Start up the snmpmibd daemon
start /usr/sbin/snmpmibd "$src_running" "-c MySNMPCommunityString"
# Start up the aixmibd daemon
start /usr/sbin/aixmibd "$src_running" "-c MySNMPCommunityString"

Created on Jan 4, 2018 1:50:45 AM

Last change on Jan 4, 2018 6:22:19 AM by  Dariusz Gorka [Paessler Support]



Hi networkdoctor,

Thanks for your contribution! We really appreciate that! I edited the two submitted posts together, I hope that is okay for you.

Best regards.

Created on Jan 4, 2018 6:23:14 AM by  Dariusz Gorka [Paessler Support]

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