First, you have to install the SNMP agent simulator (in this example
free Verax SNMP Agent Simulator).
Download and unzip the simulator package (vxsnmpsimulator-1.3.1.zip).
Recommended installation directory for the
Create and move the simulator.conf
file to the following directory: /etc/verax.d/
Open the simulator.conf
file, find the line with the SIMULATOR_HOME
variable and change it to point to the installation directory.
the same simulator.conf file,
find the line with the JRE_HOME
file and and point to the folder where your java is located.
Pay attention to the name of the interface (e.g. 'eth1') which is
used to create interface aliases (e.g. 'eth1:0', 'eth1:1', etc.). The
primary interface must be present before the SNMP simulator starts.
Copy the simulatord
file to /etc/init.d directory.
Before running the Verax SNMP Simulator, make sure that port 161 is
available. If not, stop any process using port 161.
In order to start the SNMP Simulator, issue the following
command in a terminal window
In order to open the Management Console, issue the
following command in the terminal window (shell):
Management Console will ask for connection details (it may connect to
multiple simulators). By default, the simulator service process is
running on the same server as the Management Console – in such a case
confirm the default parameters by pressing “y” at the prompt:
you want to connect to default simulator server? [y/n]
Note: The default
are 127.0.0.1:43500 (localhost as the host name and 43500 for TCP
Use the SHOW
command to list simulated devices.
Well done, now we've got our cisco switch simulated by the SNMP
simulator at given IP address (192.168.160.34).
Final: Adding simulated device to the monitoring system
Make sure that SNMP simulator is started and simulating (type SHOW to
check a list of simulated devices).
start your network monitoring tool and add a simulated device just like
any other but remember to provide your simulated device IP.
Well done! You can now clone and simulate multiple SNMP devices or even