On the flip side to my recent post – Install and enable SNMP – Windows - I thought it would only be fair to do a similar article for OS X. Being that I am a massive Apple Fan boy
From a new terminal window launch the following command:
sudo snmpconf -g basic_setup
When prompted, enter your administrator password, and follow the on screen prompts to configure SNMP depending on your requirements. Once you have completed the configuration launch the following command from the terminal window
sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.net-snmp.snmpd.plist
That’s it, all being well you should now have SNMP enabled on your OS X machine.
SNMP is a standard TCP/IP protocol for network management. Network administrators use SNMP to monitor and map network availability, performance, and error rates.