I have the newest release of Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows Server 2008 R2. On the Windows Server I have a device management agent which keeps track of all the devices in the local area network as well as any information of these devices and alerts sent from these devices. I am trying to enable and setup SNMP on the Ubuntu desktop. It is a virtual machine in Virtual Box. I know on a Windows 7 desktop you need to set it up so that it accepts SNMP packets from the Windows Server as well as set up a community name (i.e. private/public) with a trap destination of the Windows Server. How do I go about this in Ubuntu?
Ubuntu doesn't have built-in SNMP support, but it's very easy to add by installing the snmpd package, and then configuring it properly.
sudo apt-get install snmpd, the configuration part may be better explained here:
Once snmpd is installed,
man snmpd may give you further pointers.