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How do I add SNMP community string to Intel Pro 1000 GT adapter

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I have a Windows 2003 server with an Intel Pro 1000 GT network adapter. I want to use SNMP to monitor bandwidth on the interface using OpUtils Bandwidth Monitor. I have installed the latest Intel Proset drivers, which are supposed to support SNMP. However, I can't see anywhere on the network properties for the adapters that asks for the community string aor really anything about SNMP.

I have added the Windows components for SNMP under add/remove programs and I can see the SNMP service in Windows but I assume that is for SNMP monitoring of the server itself.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

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That is what I thought, however, the software I am trying to use, OpItils 5.7 Bandwidth Monitor, asks for the Interace IP address and the SNMP community. I provide that and it returns an error "No response from SNMP queries". This made me think that there was a place to add an SNMP community string to each adapter.

Dave
Beside enbling SNMP services under "services" with community name- make sure firewall execptionis made, and ports 161/162 are blocked on network.
Add exeption in firewall- you can do by adding snmp.exe from program directory, or just disable firewalls/AV see if this is the case
ports are not blocked........

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This server is running ISA2004. I can see the SNMP requests on port 161 going through.

Dave

Sound like configuration error. If OpItils 5.7 Bandwidth Monitor is on ISA2004, can you configure local NIC to monitor, see if it will success, make sure you are not missing anything, then monitor something over LAN. Posting snapshot of OpItils 5.7 Bandwidth Monitor  config(as well any other related config snapshots) , should help understand if you we are talking about same thing..........snmp pulling, not snmp reporting

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If I use the SNMP tool, Community Checker, that is included in the OpUtils package, and give it an IP range that include the LAN IP of the ISA server, it returns SNMP devices in the LAN but not the actual LAN interface of the ISA server. For example, if the LAN IP of the ISA server is 10.10.1.254 and I run the community checker tool against the IP range of 10.10.1.1 to 10.10.1.254, I get several devices reporting but not the 10.10.1.254 NIC.

I also do not see the SNMP request show up in the ISA Server (neither blocked or allowed).

I uninstalled the OpUtils from the ISA server and insstalled in on another Windows 2003 server in the LAN and ran the same test. Again, the IP at 10.10.1.254 did not report.

It is acting like SNMP is not working on the ISA server NICs even though I have the Windows SNMP service running on the ISA2003 server.

Dave
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NIC on ISA might have ICMP disabled on properties(if it is - it will not respond to ping), therefore cheker is not "seeing it".
As long service as in attach-"snmpservice" is running with name "public"  - should be no prolem see statistics coming back as reflected in attach- "snmpserver".
Any try pull statistics from any other other devices(almost all hardware have SNMP enabled by default, ussialy public is name used to pull statistics). I'm not familuar with OpUtils package, but with www.solarwinds.com , and you might want reasearch support docs, or try post more detailed info-like snapshots............
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I can ping the LAN interface of the ISA server. I confirmed that the SNMP service on the ISA server is running and has the community string for read-only set and that is accepts SNMP from the IP address of the server I am currently running the OpUtils utility from. Within OpUtils, I can run the bandwidth monitor against other devices in the LAN and get statistics, including other Windows 2003 servers.

Dave
So you all set, just curiuos what was the problem then?

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No, I am not set. The server I need to monitor is the ISA server, which connects to my Comcast cable modem. I want to monitor bandwidth utilization. So far, I can't monitor anything on the ISA server. I keep getting the "No response from SNMP queries" error.

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kperf usage examples- was testing firewall/PC performance with it...........also good for performance check accross links PC-to-PC using diffrent ports.
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I am heading to the site. I will test and post results tonight.

Thanks,

Dave
If you trying monitor remote site, then you need work on NATing/else - to allow SNMP traffic go throught.

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I split the points because the SNMP service in Windows did provide the properties I was looking for to set the community and the feedback from avcontrol helped me narrow down the problem. I was finally able to resolve the problem by deleting and reinstalling the Intel Proset drivers on the server. Once I did that, the network adapters had the additional properties and the SNMP agent started talking to the SNMP service.

Thanks,

Dave

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