Add a CISCO SNMP Enabled Network Switch

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Add a CISCO SNMP Enabled Network Switch Add a CISCO SNMP Enabled Network Switch Add a CISCO SNMP Enabled Network Switch

Description

In this example, my switch is on my internal network. I've already enabled SNMP in its configuration. I then set it up in Zabbix using the appropriate template and for it to be monitored via proxy.

In this example, I know very little about this device. But since SNMP is enabled, I can query it for some useful information.

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snmpwalk -v2c -c<your community> <router/switch ip> 1.3.6.1.2.1.1

For my switch, OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1 returns,

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SNMPv2-MIB::sysDescr.0 = STRING: Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) C2950 Software (C2950-I6K2L2Q4-M), Version 12.1(22)EA14, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2010 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Tue 26-O
SNMPv2-MIB::sysObjectID.0 = OID: SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.9.1.324
DISMAN-EVENT-MIB::sysUpTimeInstance = Timeticks: (319566) 0:53:15.66
SNMPv2-MIB::sysContact.0 = STRING:
SNMPv2-MIB::sysName.0 = STRING: Switch
SNMPv2-MIB::sysLocation.0 = STRING:
SNMPv2-MIB::sysServices.0 = INTEGER: 2
SNMPv2-MIB::sysORLastChange.0 = Timeticks: (0) 0:00:00.00

From this I can see that the version is 12.1 and that it is a Cisco product. I will assign it the template Template Net Cisco IOS versions 12.0_3_T-12.2_3.5 SNMPv2 because my version is between 12.0_3 and 12.2_3.5.

I can also type the sysObjectID value of "SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.9.1.324" into my favourite search engine, and see if there is any more information that I can find on the internet.