Configure an SNMP Community

You can configure SNMP read-only (ro) communities to authorize communication between your managed appliances and your SNMP manager.

SNMP communities use community strings to act as a type of password to authenticate access to SNMP data. Your SNMP service has a default community string of "unguessable", which is automatically enabled with your SNMP service.

You can configure unique ro communities to restrict access to a specific OID tree or SNMP view. For information about SNMP views, see Configure SNMP Views.

For complete information about the View-based Access Control Model (VACM) used by the SNMP service on your StorNext appliance, see

Community String Values

SNMP community string values are limited to no less than 1 and no more than 255 of the following ASCII characters:

  • Lowercase characters (a-z)
  • Uppercase characters (A-Z)
  • Numbers (0-9)
  • Dash (-)
  • Underscore (_)


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