Bug ID 743234: Configuring EngineID for SNMPv3 requires restart of the SNMP and Alert daemons

Last Modified: Sep 14, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.2, 12.1.3,,,,,,,, 12.1.4,, 12.1.5,,,, 12.1.6, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,, 13.1.3,,,,,,, 13.1.4,, 13.1.5,, 14.0.0,,,,,, 14.0.1,, 14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,,,,, 14.1.5,,,,,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,, 15.1.0,,,

Fixed In:

Opened: Sep 07, 2018

Severity: 3-Major


Configuring EngineID for SNMPv3 does not take effect until the SNMP and Alert daemons are restarted.


The SNMPv3 value does not take effect.


Configure the EngineID for SNMPv3 using the tmsh command: modify sys snmp include 'EngineType n'


Restart the daemons after changing the EngineID: restart /sys service snmpd restart /sys service alertd Note: The SNMP daemon should be restarted before the Alert daemon.

Fix Information

The new EngineID is used after being configured, and no longer requires daemon restart.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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