"Connection Failed" Adding SNMP Sensor on PRTG Traffic Grapher

Posted on 2009-04-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I need to monitor the bandwidth going in and out on several servers in a domain. I have installed PRTG Traffic Grapher on serverA and have been attempting to set up an SNMP sensor that connects to serverB on the domain. I have installed the SNMP service on both serverA and serverB, but all I get is "connection failed" errors.

I have done research and tried several things and can find no reason why this shouldn't work. Windows firewall is disabled on both servers and I have already wasted too much time trying to work this out.

P.S both servers are windows 2003 server
Question by:Ryder66
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    by:Kamran Arshad

    Are these machines able to ping each other? Also is SNMP enabled on both of the servers?


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    Yeah, they can see each other fine, absolutely no issues. And I installed the SNMP service on both computers.
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    by:Kamran Arshad
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    are you using the correct community string? You need to go into the service and set this up. PRTG only needs RO access

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    The problem was that PRTG Traffic Grapher doesn't actually seem to support SNMP devices that are Servers/PC's. So this option was not feasible anyways.

    Thanks guys, I'll close this up.

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