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snmp community—Define an SNMP community (on vEdge routers and vSmart controllers only).

vManage Feature Template

For vEdge routers and vSmart controllers only:

Configuration ► Templates ► SNMP

Command Hierarchy

  community name
    authorization read-only
    view string


Authorization Level
authorization read-only
Set the access authorization level for SNMP Get, GetNext, and GetBulk requests. The MIBs supported by the Viptela software do not allow write operations, so you can configure only read-only authorization (which is the default authorization).
Community String
community name
Define the name an SNMP community, which authorizes SNMP clients based on the source IP address of incoming packets. The community name can be a maximum of 32 characters. If it includes spaces, enclose it in quotation marks (" "). The name can include angle brackets (< and >).
Specify the MIB Objects an SNMP Manager Can Access
view string
Configure the view, or MIB objects, that the SNMP manager can access for this community. You define the view name with the snmp view configuration command. The view name can be a maximum of 255 characters. If it includes spaces, enclose the name in quotation marks (" ").

Operational Commands

show running-config snmp


Configure the public community to be read-only:

vEdge# config
Entering configuration mode terminal
vEdge(config)# snmp community public
vEdge(config-community-public)# authorization read-only 
vEdge(config-community-public)# show config
 community public
  authorization read-only

Release Information

Command introduced in Viptela Software Release 14.1.​
In Release 16.3, allow angle brackets in the community string.

Additional Information

See the Configuring SNMP article for your software release.

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