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Set SNMP Values

The Set SNMP Values page enables you to write values to SNMP network devices. The SNMP objects must be Read Write capable and requires entering the Write Community password assigned to the SNMP device.

An SNMP community is a grouping of devices and management stations running SNMP. SNMP information is broadcast to all members of the same communiity on a network. SNMP default communities are:

  • Write = private
  • Read = public

Note: This page only displays machines that have been previously identified using a LAN Watch.

Check-in status

These icons indicate the agent check-in status of each managed machine. Hovering the cursor over a check-in icon displays the agent quick view window.

Online but waiting for first audit to complete

Agent online

Agent online and user currently logged on.

Agent online and user currently logged on, but user not active for 10 minutes

Agent is currently offline

Agent has never checked in

Agent is online but remote control has been disabled

The agent has been suspended

Machine ID.Group ID

Lists Machine ID.Group IDs currently matching the Machine ID / Group ID filter and assigned a SNMP Community name. Click a machine ID to display SNMP devices associated with that machine ID.

SNMP Device

Select the specific SNMP device of interest. This displays a history of SNMPSet values written to an SNMP device by the agent of the machine ID.

Create a SNMPSet command

Click Create a SNMPSet command to write a new value to this SNMP device. The following fields display:

  • Description - Enter an easy to remember description of this event. This displays in the history of SNMPSet values for this SNMP device.
  • MIBObject - Select the MIB object. Click Add Object to add a MIB object that currently does not exist on the Monitor Lists page.
  • SNMP Version - Select a SNMP version. Version 1 is supported by all devices and is the default. Version 2c defines more attributes and encrypts the packets to and from the SNMP agent. Only select version 2c if you know the device supports version 2c.
  • writeCommunity - The write Community password for the SNMP device. The default write community password is private.
  • timeOutValue - Enter the number of seconds to wait for the SNMP device to respond before the write command times out.
  • setValue - Enter the value to set the selected MIB object on the SNMP device.
  • attempts - Enter the number of times to try and write to the MIB object, if it fails to accept the write command.

Execute SNMPSet

Prepares a procedure that executes a SNMPSet command for the selected SNMP device.


Ignores any data entered and re-displays the Create a SNMP command link and history.