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Cisco IOS: How to disable/restart SNMP ENGINE process

May 30th, 2014

It has happened quite often to me that many time due to various reasons, I received these errors in Syslog
1 log

Then the switch would slowly start to drop packets, 1 VLAN at a time until it completely crashes. The only fix is to pull the power cords of all of the switches in the stack. Sometime that’s not an option. I found a way to slow down the crashing process by disabling the SNMP ENGINE process.

First, this command would show you the status of the process

2 SNMP ENGINE

The commands to stop and restart SNMP ENGINE are

3 stop

Now that SNMP ENGINE has been restarted, it will give you some more time to schedule a proper hardware restart for the switch.

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