snmp-server community


snmp-server community <STRING>

no snmp-server community <STRING>


Adds an SNMPv1/SNMPv2c community string. A community string is a password that controls read access to the SNMP agent. A network management program must supply this name when attempting to get SNMP information from the switch. A maximum of 10 community strings are supported. Once you create your own community string, the default community string (public) is deleted.

The no form of this command removes the specified SNMPv1/SNMPv2c community string. When no community string exists, a default community string with the value public is automatically defined.

Command context




Specifies the SNMPv1/SNMPv2c community string. Range: 1 to 32 printable ASCII characters, excluding space and question mark.


Administrators or local user group members with execution rights for this command.


Setting the SNMPv1/SNMPv2c community string to private:

switch(config)# snmp-server community private

Removing SNMPv1/SNMPv2c community string private:

switch(config)# no snmp-server community private