Using the SNMP Emitter with a Net-SNMP Agent (deprecated)

Note: Audit Manager is deprecated and provided for backward compatibility only. We recommend that you use syslog events instead. See Enterprise Server Auditing for more information.

Windows systems always have WinSNMP installed unless it has been specifically removed or disabled - although, without a little configuration it is quiescent. This is not the case with Net-SNMP, which you must install by hand.

The installation and configuration of Net-SNMP is beyond the scope of this document. Please refer to the Net-SNMP documentation for details. The main project, along with binary distributions, can be found at (binaries are at

Once you have installed Net-SNMP, you must add the Micro Focus MIB definitions to the Net-SNMP MIB database before it will accept any actions from the audit emitter. You do this by running mf_audit_net_snmp_deploy.bat, which is supplied in the \bin directory by default.

The default installation drive for Net-SNMP is c:\usr. However, this location is used is at the discretion of the installer. Therefore, the mf_audit_net_snmp_deploy.bat file has an optional location parameter for specifying the location in which it will attempt to install the MIB. This parameter takes long and spacey names, provided that they are delimited with quote characters. If no parameter is found, the file will attempt to install the MIB into a Net-SNMP installation located in c:\usr.

When you have installed and configured the Agent software, you can configure the audit emitter (see below).