Configuring SNMP on a device

By default, Windows does not include SNMP but it is easy to install, straightforward to configure, and will allow you to monitor the hardware status of your HP, IBM, and Intel servers.

No MD5 Authentication with FIPS Enabled Devices

When setting up SNMP authentication properties, MD5 as an authentication method will not work with FIPS enabled environments. You will need to select SHA1 authentication instead.

You will also need to restart the probe services after any FIPS related changes.

Selecting Professional Mode for a device will enable all features associated with Professional Mode and will consume one Professional Mode license. When Professional Mode devices are imported into N-able N-central 9.5 SP1 (or later) and SNMP is successfully discovered on the device, SNMP will be enabled automatically.

  1. Click Views > All Devices and select the Network Devices tab.
  2. Click the Name of a device.
  3. In the Device Details screen, click Settings.
  4. Click Monitoring Options.
  5. Modify the SNMP properties of the device as required and click Save.