Enable or Disable the SNMP Service

The SNMP server for the host namespace (Networking Namespaces) is enabled and disabled by the snmp host (disable|enable) command.

To enable the SNMP service for the host namespace:

tnsr(config)# snmp host enable

To disable the SNMP service for the host namespace:

tnsr(config)# snmp host enable

The SNMP service can also run in the dataplane namespace, and may be active in both namespaces at the same time. The dataplane namespace instance of SNMP is configured using the snmp dataplane (enable|disable) command.

Warning

Though the SNMP service is capable of running in the dataplane namespace, the sensitive nature of its content means it should not be exposed to insecure networks nor should SNMP traffic be sent over insecure links. The best practice is to only run SNMP in the host namespace.

To enable the SNMP service for the dataplane namespace:

tnsr(config)# snmp dataplane enable

To disable the SNMP service for the dataplane namespace:

tnsr(config)# snmp dataplane disable

Control the SNMP Service

The SNMP service is controlled by the service snmp (host|dataplane) (start|stop|restart|status) command.

In most cases manual control of the service is unnecessary as the server will start and stop as needed based on the configuration.

TNSR automatically restarts the SNMP service when making changes to the SNMP configuration.