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FAQ: Junos OS SNMP Configuration

By Erdem posted 02-01-2016 10:53


SNMP enables you to monitor network devices from a central location. Many network management systems (NMS) are based on SNMP, and support for this protocol is a key feature of most network devices.


Juniper Networks provides many different platforms that support SNMP on Junos OS. Junos OS includes an onboard SNMP agent that provides remote management applications with access to detailed information about the devices on the network.


Junos OS supports:

  • version 1 (SNMPv1)
  • version 2 (SNMPv2c)
  • version 3 (SNMPv3)

You can configure Junos OS for SNMPv1 and SNMPv3 simultaneously. SNMP has backward compatibility, meaning that you can enable all three versions simultaneously.


By default, SNMP is disabled on a Juniper Networks device. To enable and configure SNMP, click Configuring SNMP on devices running Junos OS


SNMP is not allowed to set the ifAdminStatus.


To ramp up on SNMP implementation in Junos OS, click Understanding SNMP implementation in Junos OS


This article provides answers to the most common questions about Junos OS SNMP configuration.


  1. Can I filter specific SNMP queries on a device?
  2. Can I change the SNMP agent engine ID?
  3. How can I configure a device with dual Routing Engines or a chassis cluster (for SRX Series Services Gateways) for continued communication during a switchover?
  4. How can I track SNMP activities?