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In this screencast I show you how to download and install the Zenoss server software, how to configure an Ubuntu Linux server to run SNMP and then how to add that SNMP enabled server to Zenoss for monitoring.

Hopefully someone with find this helpful to get them up and running quickly with Zenoss. Just as a precautionary note, I would probably advise against using SNMP (and certainly with my config file) if you’re monitoring servers over the internet, but on a secured LAN it should be fine.

Below is my snmpd.conf configuration file that I use which is pretty much straight out of the Zenoss manual.


## System location and contact information
syslocation Timbucktoo
syscontact Joe Admin


## sec.name source community
com2sec notConfigUser default public

## groupName securityModel securityName
group notConfigGroup v1 notConfigUser
group notConfigGroup v2c notConfigUser

## Make at least snmpwalk -v 1 localhost -c public system fast again.
## name incl/excl subtree mask(optional)
view systemview included .1

## group context sec.model sec.level prefix read write notif
access notConfigGroup "" any noauth exact systemview none none

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6 Comments

  1. Good stuff, I’ll be sure to point more people to these screencasts.

    Thanks,
    Matt Ray
    Zenoss Community Manager

  2. Thank you for an excellent presentation. It really helped me get around a couple of basic issues I had.

  3. I’ve picked up Zenoss but was having problems with SNMP, but wow, you’re screencast really helped! Thanks for this!

  4. God bless you, sir.

    Every new job I have to re-learn SNMP to get all my monitors working and it drives me berserk.

    Had everything working but no data flowing till I pasted your config. Now, at least, I have something to work from.

    Much obliged!

  5. thanks, this really helped.

  6. nice pres. my only concern about the demo config is that if the systems are naked on the net then there could be a security concern. How would you protect the device?


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