Installing net-snmp

Hi All,

I’m trying to install net-snmp (zypper in net-snmp) and it installs fine, but doesn’t seem to be creating an snmpd.service file.

If I try to start it with systemd:

server1:~ # service snmpd start
snmpd is neither service nor target!?

If I try to start it with the init script:

server1:~ # /etc/init.d/snmpd start
redirecting to systemctl start snmpd.service
Failed to start snmpd.service: Unit snmpd.service failed to load: No such file or directory.

Is snmpd.service something I need to manually create?

The package looks faulty.

Recommend you submit a bug report to

In the meantime,
It looks like you can manually start snmpd with the following command


You can also retrieve all the other related binary files in the package with the following command and invoke as necessary

rpm -ql net-snmpd


Looking at what the package “net-snmp” provides, it’s a SysV-Init application:sysvinit(net-snmp)

You may need to take a look at the “systemd-sysv-generator” (man 8).

Hey guys, thanks for the help! It looks like there’s already a couple bugs filed about adding systemd support, so I won’t clutter it up with any more.

I’ll probably just manually start it for now since these are pretty low impact servers.