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Set up SNMP data monitoring

You can use our guided install process to install the SNMP monitoring agent, or install the agent manually. This doc covers prerequisites to start this install process and a step-by-step walk through of your install options.


Before you can start, you'll need to sign up for a New Relic account. If you choose to install the agent manually, you also need:

  • A New Relic account ID.
  • A New Relic .

Supported SNMP versions

Our network monitoring container supports all major versions of SNMP (v1, v2c, and v3), including both Traps and Informs. Additionally, SNMP v3 has support for the following authentication and privacy settings:

Set up SNMP data monitoring in New Relic

Optional installation for SNMP Traps

In some circumstances, it's beneficial to isolate the collection of SNMP trap messages into a dedicated container. This is helpful to control scale in large environments as well as creating a distributed monitoring footprint with lower risk of full outages if a container fails.

What's next

You can set up more agents to complement your SNMP data:

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