snmpcollector won't start on Linux

Document ID : KB000118580
Last Modified Date : 26/10/2018
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Issue:
Snmpcollector won't start on Linux no errors in logs.  just says Controller: Max. restarts reached for probe 'snmpcollector' (command = <startup java>.
Environment:
Linux hub
Cause:
Linux does not by default contain the hostname and ip in /etc/hosts. This is required for snmpcollector names resolution to start
Resolution:
Add the ip and hostname to /etc/hosts and restart snmpcollector