I have a N3K-C3064PQ-10GX and here is my snmp configuration:

Community    Group / Access      context    acl_filter
_________    ______________      _______    __________
X            network-operator               ACL mapped: switch-input

IP access list switch-input
        10 permit ip 172.17.x.x/29 any
        20 deny ip any any

but when i tried to check open ports with nmap it shows snmp is open from everywhere, whats wrong? Thank yu.

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    I'm confused by how you would "check open ports with nmap". SNMP is essentially always UDP. Nmap would have no ability to detect whether the switch is listening on UDP/161, since the switch will silently discard invalid packets. Nov 16, 2022 at 17:18
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I have no nexus where i can test this on, but this similar forum post :


Says to try including source, destination and protocol.

The Cisco docs also say to include source, destination and port/protocol see :


Even though these are different Nexus types, you could give it a shot.

  • i have many svi so i need a general way
    – Blackmetal
    Oct 26, 2020 at 15:29
  • Could you maybe include your private networks that need access to the switch, then i can try to help you create a more general ACL. It might be enough to include the destination IP and eq SNMP
    – Martinos
    Oct 26, 2020 at 15:33
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    @blackmetal: That's where loopback interfaces help. Use an existing one or create one, and make sure its IP address is reachable/routeable from where you want to access it (you might want to add it's address to the dynamic rotuting protocol you are running). This brings down your SNMP ACL to just a single destination IP. Oct 26, 2020 at 17:17

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