Would you like to learn how to configure the iDRAC SNMPv3 feature on a Dell server? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to configure SNMP version 3 service on iDRAC to enable the remote monitoring using softwares like Zabbix and Nagios.

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Tutorial iDrac - SNMPv3 Configuration

Open a browser software, enter the IP address of your iDRAC interface and access the administrative web interface.

idrac login

On the prompt screen, enter the administrative login information.

Factory default access information:
Username: root
Password: calvin

After a successful login, the administrative menu will be displayed.

Access the iDRAC settings menu and select the Network option.

idrac network menu

On the top of the screen, access the Services tab.

idrac services menu

On the Services screen, locate the SNMP Agent configuration area.

Enable the SNMP service, select the SNMPv3 protocol option and click on the Apply button.

idrac snmpv3

Access the iDRAC settings menu and select the User Authentication option.

idrac user authentication menu

On the top of the screen, access the Local Users tab.

idrac local users

Create a new user account or edit an existing user account.

In our example,we created a new user account named test with the password test123.

idrac snmpv3 user account

Set at least the Operator privilege level to the user account.

idrac snmpv3 operator

On the user account properties, locate the SNMP v3 area.

Select the checkbox to enable the use of SNMPv3.

Select the MD5 authention type algorithm.

Select the AES Privacy type algorithm.

idrac snmpv3 configuration

You have fished the iDrac SNMPv3 configuration.

To test your SNMPv3 configuration, use the following commands on a computer running Ubuntu Linux.

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You need to replace the user account named test and the password test123 to reflect the user account you created before.

You need to replace the IP address 192.168.0.10 to reflect your iDrac IP address.