Skip to content


 Zabbix
 Grafana
 Prometheus
 Threejs and TypeScript
 SocketIO and TypeScript
 Blender Topological Earth
 Sweet Home 3D
 Design Patterns Python
 Design Patterns TypeScript
   
 Course Coupon Codes
Three.js and TypeScript
Kindle Edition
$6.99 $9.99 Paperback 
$22.99 $29.99




Design Patterns in TypeScript
Kindle Edition
$6.99 $9.99 Paperback
$11.99 $19.99




Design Patterns in Python
Kindle Edition
$6.99 $9.99 Paperback
$11.99 $19.99




Configure an SNMPv3 Host in Zabbix

Video Lecture

Configure an SNMPv3 Host in Zabbix

Description

The SNMPv3 host or device that you want to query, will need a specific user created for it.

In this video, I convert my SNMPv2 host to use SNMPv3.

My host is a Linux Ubuntu server with SNMPD already installed and running as setup in the section titled Setup SNMP Hosts in Zabbix.

I need to create an SNMPv3 user on my host/device that I want to query. I will use the net-snmp-config command.

You may need to install libsnmp-dev

sudo apt install libsnmp-dev

Now create a read only SNMPv3 user named authPrivUser requiring SHA-512 authentication and AES encryption. Note that you should use different pass phrases than shown in my example commands.

net-snmp-config --create-snmpv3-user -ro -a SHA-512 -A "myauthphrase" -x AES -X "myprivphrase" authPrivUser

At the end of the file /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf, I ensure my new user named authPrivUser is configured as read only, to use the authpriv level and to use my custom systemonly view.

rouser authPrivUser authpriv -V systemonly

Restart SNMPD and check its status,

sudo service snmpd restart
sudo service snmpd status

Test it works locally

snmpget -v 3 -u authPrivUser -l authpriv -a SHA-512 -A myauthphrase -x AES -X myprivphrase 127.0.0.1 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0

SSH onto my Zabbix server and also test it works across the network.

snmpget -v 3 -u authPrivUser -l authpriv -a SHA-512 -A myauthphrase -x AES -X myprivphrase <IP of SNMPv3 host> 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0

Below is a screen grab of my SNMPv3 host configuration.

Example SNMPv3 Host Configuration