MLXe and VDX SNMPv3 Configuration

  • 23 May 2020
  • 3 replies

Hi Everyone, 


I would like to ask on how to configure SNMPv1 and SNMPv3 to MLX and VDX. 


Thank you, 



3 replies

Hi Sazon


I can’t speak for the MLX, but the VDX manuals are very straightforward in this regard. I knew nowt about SNMPv3 when I started but the manual successfully walked me through the (too many) mechanisms.


One word of caution which you won’t get from the manuals is - for SNMPv1 / v2c community strings - such as monstrously complex strings with non-printing characters & !$%£ type of thing.

Dont use them.

Really don’t.

Just stick to standard alphabets, not complexities which might be mis-interpreted as an escape sequence by an underlying linux operating system…They are sent in clear text so a packet capture could find them - so just make them look like something else, or don’t use snmpv1/v2c.

I’m not saying you’ll  definitely crash the vdx, maybe snmpv1 might not work properly & you might not be able to undo it. So factory reset & reload the config from scratch, nothing major…


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Hi Sazon,

Please see the below KB on how to configure SNMP for each platform.


Hi Guys,


Thank you for the replies. It helps me a lot.