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How-To - Change Default SNMP Community String on Engineered Systems (Doc ID 2181438.1)

Last updated on APRIL 12, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle SuperCluster M7 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version and later
Oracle Exadata Hardware - Version and later
Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Oracle Database Appliance X5-2 - Version All Versions and later
Linux x86-64


The goal of this document is to explain how to change the SNMP community string on compute nodes, cell nodes and their associated ILOMs within an Engineered system.  This is particularly useful when needing to change the string from the default "public" to meet security requirements (such as addressing CVE-1999-0517).


While changing the community string does not explicitly require the cell, cluster and/or database to be down, it is recommended that the changes be made during a maintenance window.
After accomplishing the following steps it is important to test the configuration thoroughly to ensure there is no impact to EM monitoring, Automated Service Requests, etc.   Performing these changes on a test system first is highly recommended.



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