How to enable SNMP on SLES 12 SP4 or SP5

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  • 12-Feb-2020
  • 12-Feb-2020

Environment

GroupWise 18
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Support Pack 4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Support Pack 5

Situation

SNMP will run on SLES 12 SP4 and SP5 with GroupWise 18.1.2 or 18.1.1.  

When GroupWise is installed on the server, the file snmpd.conf is created in the /etc/snmp/  directory and snmpd file in /etc/init.d directory is modified.  To make it work on SLES 12 SP4 and SP5, we need to uncomment the 
#dlmod Gwsnmp /opt/novell/groupwise/agents/lib/libgwsnmp.so in snmpd.conf file. It also needs to modify the /etc/init.d/snmpd file.  Replace this line in /etc/init.d/snmpd
 
startproc $SNMPD $SNMPDCONF -r -A -LF ${SNMPD_LOGLEVEL:-n} $SNMPD_LOGFILE -p $SNMPD_PID $agentargs $SNMPDNOSMUX $SNMPDNOTCPWRAPPERLOG
with this line:
startproc $SNMPD $SNMPDCONF -f -p $SNMPD_PID

Customers can continue to use the shipping snmpd in /usr/sbin.      The changes in snmpd is minimum. 

Resolution

In order to get SNMD working with GroupWise 18.2, the server must be running SLES15SP1 or newer

Additional Information

If someone is uncomfortable editing the file, they can be directed to snmpd

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