A monitoring point’s default read-only SNMP community string is either ‘AppNeta’ (for monitoring points newly setup with release 9.10.0 or higher) or ‘public’ (for all other monitoring points). This is used when the monitoring point is queried by an NMS.

You can change the community string as follows:

Web admin

  1. Log in to Web Admin
  2. Click Appliance Configuration.
  3. Click SNMP Configuration.
  4. Make your changes. The snmpd service is restarted automatically after changes are successfully applied.

Admin API

  1. Go to Admin API
  2. Retrieve the current community string setting:
    1. Open GET /service/{service_name}/settings/
    2. Set ‘service_name’ to ‘pathview-snmpd’ and click Submit.
      • It will return the current ‘snmpd.conf’ settings.
  3. Update the community string:
    1. Copy and paste the entire response from the GET request into the body of PUT /service/{service_name}/settings/
    2. Update rocommunity.
    3. Set ‘service_name’ to ‘pathview-snmpd’ and click Submit.
      • The snmpd service is restarted automatically after changes are successfully applied.
  4. Verify the new settings with another GET /service/{service_name}/settings/