How to Enable SNMP on a FortiGate Device.

Question: How do I enable SNMP on a FortiGate device?

Answer: To configure SNMP on a Fortigate device, you'd need your login credentials to FortiGate’s graphical user interface. Once you are in, follow the steps below to get SNMP up and running.

Note: The guideline below is for a FortiGate 60D-POE device. The steps may vary slightly for different models. If you’d like help configuring a specific FortiGate device, contact Auvik Support.

  1. Navigate to "System > Config > SNMP"
  2. Click Enable the SNMP Agent
  3. Optional: Add a description, location, and contact
  4. Click "Apply"
  5. Navigate to "System > Network > Interface > Internal > Edit"
  6. Click the box next to SNMP, then "Apply" to save the changes.

To enable SNMP v1/2c:

  1. In the SNMP v1/v2 section, select "Create New"
  2. Choose a Community Name
  3. Under Hosts, click "Add"
  4. Enter the IP address of the Auvik Collector or allow SNMP from any hosts. For example: or
  5. Select "Any" as the Interface
  6. Make sure SNMP queries are assigned to port 161 and set to "Enable"
  7. Click "OK".

To enable SNMP v3:

  1. In the SNMP v3 section, select "Create New"
  2. Set your preferred User Name and Auth level
  3. Ensure Enable Query is checked and the port is set to 161
  4. Click "OK".

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