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  1. Hi Rene,

    Are those the only commands to enter the router to get SNMP v2 going? How about the client side?

    Thank you in advance.



  2. Hi Rene,

    This command to specify the Cisco router as Agent and send snmp trap to the NMS server?

    snmp-server host version 2c TSHOOT

    So the NMS server is and the TSHOOT is community string of


  3. Hi Rene,

    I didnt understand the line…

    “If you don’t want to use traps, setting the community with the snmp-server community command is all you need”

    If we enter “snmp-server enable traps” command then all traps will be enable, right ?


  4. Hello Rene/Laz,

    In which scenarios we use rw community ? I understand we can configure device remotely if rw string is configured, could you please explain this in detail (As never seen it practically). Suppose we we are taking config backup of device on daily basis using solarwinds , do we need rw community string as a prerequisite ?

  5. Hello Aniket

    SNMP is a protocol that not only monitors network devices, but can also change their configurations. SNMP uses seven PDU types. Only one of those, SetRequest, is used to modify something in the config of the device. Specifically it is a request from an SNMP manager to an agent to change the value of a variable or list of variables. This is the PDU that requires the RW community string.

    The RW community string is not involved in config backups, but in actual changes to the config itself.

    I hope this has been helpful!


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