A monitoring point’s read-only SNMP community string is provided when the monitoring point is queried by an NMS. By default, the string is either ‘AppNeta’ (for monitoring points with version 9.10.0 or higher) or ‘public’ (for all other monitoring points).

You can change the community string as follows:

Admin API

  1. Access the Admin API
  2. Retrieve the current community string setting:
    1. Navigate to Service > GET /service/{service_name}/settings/.
    2. Click Try it out.
    3. In the Parameters section, in the service_name field, enter ‘pathview-snmpd’.
    4. Click Execute.
      • The Server response section should show Code “200”.
    5. Copy the contents of the Response body field.
  3. Update the community string:
    1. Navigate to Service > PUT /service/{service_name}/settings/.
    2. Click Try it out.
    3. In the Parameters section, in the service_name field, enter ‘pathview-snmpd’.
    4. In the body field, paste the content you copied in the previous step.
    5. Update the ‘rocommunity’ value as appropriate.
    6. Click Execute.
      • The Server response section should show Code “200”.
      • The snmpd service is restarted and the change is applied.
  4. Verify the new settings:
    1. Navigate to Service > GET /service/{service_name}/settings/.
    2. Click Try it out.
    3. In the Parameters section, in the service_name field, enter ‘pathview-snmpd’.
    4. Click Execute.
      • The Server response section should show Code “200”.
      • Verify the value of ‘rocommunity’.

Web admin

  1. Log in to Web Admin
  2. Navigate to Appliance Configuration > SNMP Configuration.
  3. In the Read Community String field, enter the new community string.
  4. Click Save.
    • The snmpd service is restarted and the change is applied.
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