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How do I install the SNMP daemon on Linux machines?



I want to install SNMP software on my Linux / UNIX distribution.

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Created on Feb 9, 2010 4:08:30 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

Last change on Jul 9, 2010 12:15:03 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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SNMP daemon on Linux machines

Suitable SNMP software and instructions should be available from the vendor of your Linux distribution.

  • After installing and configuring this daemon you should be able to monitor vital system data (e.g. the CPU load) using PRTG Network Monitor. Simply create a new sensor, choose "SNMP Library" sensor and select the "Basic Linux Library" from the list of available libraries.


For a List of available sensors of the Basic Linux library (UCD-SNMP-MIB), please see How do I monitor system parameters like memory, CPU and disks on Linux systems via SNMP?

Please see also Checklist: Setting up SNMP on Linux

Created on Feb 9, 2010 4:08:48 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

Last change on Aug 16, 2013 3:35:46 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]

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