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[Video] Enable SNMP on Windows 8
When you're troubleshooting sometimes issues are not clearly a server, client or network issue - I get asked to assist on these regularly. I’m always trying to get the right balance of data without becoming overwhelmed with too much to analyze.
Take a quick second and i'll walk you through it!
Step 1: Getting Visibility on the Network
The first thing to do is determine how to get visibility into the network equipment whether I use the client’s system or my own tools. Since problems typically involve a client and minimally a server, I try to ensure that I have a plan in place to gather this information.
As you can expect, the biggest issue I encounter as an external consultant is access to devices or network management systems. Don’t get me wrong - I’m not expecting anyone to give me administrator passwords to servers or clients, unless they are test systems in a lab. The key here is to make sure I know how I will get access to this data in a timely fashion. In some cases, it may involve a different contact for the server, client and network equipment which is fine with me.
Here's Where My Helpful Tip Comes In
If possible, I try to get SNMP/WMI enabled on client to give me more visibility. There are many tools out there that can use SNMP/WMI to perform system queries or monitor running services or applications to assist with troubleshooting. By using SNMP, I don’t need the client’s login credentials. I find customers already have server monitoring solutions that we can leverage.
In this video, I show you how to enable SNMP on a Windows 8.1 system:
Tony Fortunato, CCNA, CFNI, CWI
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Written by Tony Fortunato
Tony Fortunato is a Senior Network Performance Specialist with experience in design, implementation and troubleshooting networks since 1989. Tony will teach or troubleshoot on your live network as part of his customized onsite training service for your staff.
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