The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agent process (snmpd) uses sockets for communication with subagents. The process exited after a socket operation, such as creation or removal, failed.

When an SNMPD_SOCKET_FATAL_FAILURE event occurs, a message similar to the following is reported:

The SNMPD_SOCKET_FATAL_FAILURE error can be seen when the creation or removal communication with the subagent failed and the snmpd exited after the socket operation. In some cases this error can be seen along with other operation failures causing the SNMPD socket to fail.

Examine the following output to help determine the cause of this message:

Look for any related events that occurred at or just before the SNMPD_SOCKET_FATAL_FAILURE message.

Note: SNMP traceoptions have to be enabled to generate the snmpd log. Information on how to do this can be accessed at Monitoring SNMP Activity and Tracking Problems.

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