Configure an SNMPv3 Host in Zabbix
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
You may need to install
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
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 22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.0
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> 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.0
Below is a screen grab of my SNMPv3 host configuration.