On most of the 40+ Domino servers at my disposal, enabling SNMP is simply a matter of running:

net stop snmp
[domino path]\lnsnmp -Sc
net start snmp
net start lnsnmp

Followed by:

load quryset

...in the Domino console. Now I've come across a server that throws this error after load quryset:

load quryset
08/03/2011 09:17:09 AM  QuerySet Handler started
08/03/2011 09:17:10 AM  Lotus Domino QuerySet Handler (Version 8.0)
08/03/2011 09:17:10 AM  Failed to open event: LNIPC_SERVSEM[2].
08/03/2011 09:17:10 AM  System Error: 1998597488.
08/03/2011 09:17:10 AM  Lotus Domino SNMP Agent is not available.

Has anybody seen anything like this before? Any suggested workarounds?

Edit If I shut down the lnsnmp service, I don't get the LNIPC_SERVSEM and System Error: lines.

This message repeats in the Lotus Domino snmp agent window:

hConEvt - failed to recieve ack from client
  • I'd assume the "net start lnsnmp" is failing. Is the lnsnmp process actually running? – EightBitTony Aug 10 '11 at 17:16
  • "net start lnsnmp" does not show any errors, and the service is started. But that's good input, I'll try and see what happens if I try to load quryset without it running. – Anders Lindahl Aug 10 '11 at 17:21
  • Only other thing I'd suggest then is checking the Windows Event log to see if the lnsnmp and or snmp daemons are running or erroring. – EightBitTony Aug 10 '11 at 17:27

Sorry to wake up a year old thread, but posting a possible solution maybe useful for others.

I was having the same issue, and I solved it. I was running the Domino in application mode, when I configured it to run as a SERVICE, the

Lotus Domino SNMP Agent is not available.

error went away.


Has the Domino MIB been registered with the SNMP subsystem? Look in:


You should see several default extensions, like hostmib, and RFCxxxx (like 8 or 9 of them) and one for either Lotus or Domino. If they are missing, you'll need to check docs for next actions - like reinstalling or maybe manually creating entries in the registry.


Issue relates to SPR MSHN8L8JPX and should be fixed in the latest version of 8.5.1 onwards.

  • question showed up on my activity log. No idea why, thought I'd answer it despite being over a year late. – Simon O'Doherty Jan 2 '13 at 7:00

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