Monitoring a Windows-based server with MPA requires that it responds to SNMP. However, some versions of Windows Server do not have the SNMP service pre-installed. These directions should help you get the SNMP service configured and ready to work with your MPA service
- Open the Control Panel on your Windows machine.
- Click Turn Windows features on or off in section Programs.
- Check Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and install it.
- On Windows Server 2008, you find the SNMP service under Features | Add Features in the Server Manager that opened after completing step 2.
- On Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016, click Next after completing step 2 until you reach Features where you can select and install SNMP Service.
- After the SNMP installation is completed, open services as administrator.
- Double-click SNMP Service to open its Properties.
- On the General tab, select Automatic for Startup Type.
- On the Security tab you can set the community name. This Community name will also need to be set in the MPA Device configuration.
- On the security tab in the lower half you can choose which IP addresses are allowed to access the SNMP service. If you do not allow packets from any hosts, the address of the MPA Probe must be included here.
- On the Agent tab you have the option of filling out additional detail fields fields that may make system identification easier in the future.
- Click Apply and Ok, then restart the SNMP Server.
You're Done! Your Windows system should now be responding to SNMP, and is ready to be added to MPA for monitoring.