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SNMP MIB Browser is a complete tool for monitoring SNMP enabled devices and servers. You can load, view multiple MIB modules and perform GET, GETNEXT and SET SNMP operations. This tool is easy to. SNMP is a platform-independent standard. Activate the SNMP service in your Windows computer or configure the SNMP daemon in Linux. SNMP is also available for macOS. You can therefore.

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Works for both server and client Mac OS. See Reference articles listed below.

Published: Mar 20, 2009 ยท Last Updated: Jul 21, 2009

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  • Apple Support Article TA20884
  • Mac OS X Hints: Start SNMP on non-XServe OS X Server

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    Manish1192 Jan 20, 2015 at 07:04am

    Go through below step.

    Installing SNMP

    To use SNMP for monitoring or data collection, an SNMP agent (snmpd) must be running on the monitored Mac OS X Server host (computer). Mac OS X Server 10.1.5 or later includes a version of SNMP (UCD-SNMP v. 4.2.3 or later).

    If you do not have the file /usr/sbin/snmpd, then SNMP is not installed.

    The following operating systems require that SNMP be built and installed:

    Mac OS X Server 10.1.4 or earlier

    If you have access to a Mac OS X Server 10.1.5 or later Admin CD , the SNMP package on the CD may be used to install UCD-SNMP 4.2.3 on these systems.

    Note: Mac OS X Server 10.1.5 is available only with Xserve computers shipped before the release of Mac OS X Server 10.2.

    If you do not have access to the CD, you may download current SNMP source from the NET-SNMP Project Home Page (

    Note: Apple only provides technical support for the SNMP tools on the Admin CD when they are used with Mac OS X Server 10.1.5 or later.


    1. Once SNMP is active, anyone with a route to the SNMP host will be able to collect SNMP data from it. To learn more, consult the various SNMP information sources listed below.

    2. The default configuration of snmpd uses privileged port 161. For this reason and others, it must be executed by root or using setuid. You should only use setuid as root if you understand the ramifications. If you do not, seek assistance or additional information. There are flags available for snmpd that will change the uid and gid of the process after it starts. See the snmpd man page for more information.

    Starting snmpd

    Follow these steps for Mac OS X Server 10.1.5 or later:

    1. Open the file: /etc/hostconfig

    2. Locate the line:


    3. Immediately above, add this new line:


    4. Save the file.

    Note: For further instruction on editing configuration files, including important precautionary statements, see technical document 106619, 'Mac OS X Server: How to Edit Configuration Files'.

    This change to hostconfig causes snmpd to be executed during system startup, with no options, as dictated by the file /System/Library/StartupItems/SNMP/SNMP.

    As an alternative, the snmp agent (/usr/sbin/snmpd) can be executed at the command line at any time.

    Configuring snmpd

    The configuration (conf) file for snmpd is typically at /usr/share/snmp/ and named 'snmpd.conf' or 'snmpd.local.conf'. If you have an environment variable SNMPCONF, snmpd will read any files named 'snmpd.conf' and 'snmpd.local.conf' in these directories. The snmpd process can be started with a '-c' flag to indicate other conf files. See the snmpd man page for more information on which conf files can be used.

    Configuration files can be created and installed more elegantly using the included script /usr/bin/snmpconf. As root, use this script with the '-i' flag to install the file at /usr/share/snmp/. Otherwise the default location for the file to be written is the user's home directory (~/). Note that only root has write permission for /usr/share/snmp/.

    Since snmpd reads its conf files at startup, changes to the conf files require that the process be stopped and restarted. You may stop snmpd with ProcessViewer or at the command line (kill -HUP ).

    Example of SNMP Configuration

    I. Customize data

    To customize the data provided by snmpd, you may add an snmpd.conf file using /usr/bin/snmpconf. As root or using sudo, execute this command:

    /usr/bin/snmpconf -i

    You will then see a series of text menus. Make these choices in this order:

    1. Select File: 3 (snmpd.conf)
    2. Select section: 5 (System Information Setup)
    3. Select section: 1 (The [typically physical] location of the system.)
    4. The location of the system: type text string here -- such as 'server_room'
    5. Select section: f (finish)
    6. Select section: f (finish)
    7. Select File: q (quit)

    Notice you have created an snmpd.conf file with creation date of today: ls -l /usr/share/snmpd.conf

    II. Start snmpd as root

    To start snmpd, execute this as root:


    If snmpd is already running, HUP the process instead:

    set x=`ps cax grep snmpd awk '{print $1}'` ; kill -HUP $x ;

    Note that the snmpd process is now running:

    ps ax grep snmpd