Install and Enable SNMP on Centos 6

1)  Check you have net-snmp-utils installed

# yum list installed | grep net-snmp

If not then install them:

# yum install net-snmp-utils


2) Configure SNMP by editing the snmpd configuration file. Firstly take a backup of the current file

# mv /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf /etc/snmp/OLD-snmpd.conf

Now edit the new file.

# vi /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf

rocommunity     public
syslocation  "Jordansphere Towers"


3) Start the SNMP service

# /etc/init.d/snmpd start


4) You can test this using snmpwalk. In this example I am testing from my Cacti server:

# snmpwalk -c public -v 2c

(Note the target server is