Configure SNMP Agents

SNMP agents, which run on your managed appliances, send notifications to the SNMP manager. When you enable an SNMP agent, you are starting all of its services and configuring the system to start those same services with every subsequent reboot. To turn off the SNMP agent, use the disable command.

You can enable or disable the following SNMP agents:

  • The StorNext agent is responsible for all StorNext Appliance file system data.
  • The Dell OpenManage agent is responsible for all hardware and software component data.

You can enable each agent separately as they are independent of the other. Keep in mind, though, you must enable the Main SNMP service before either of the agents will run.