Configuring monitoring settings for a specific configuration - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.0.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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9.0.0

How to configure monitoring settings for a specific Address Manager configuration.

After enabling the general monitoring service settings, the Define monitoring settings link appears in the Configuration Settings section on each configuration’s Details tab.

You can now set the monitoring settings for each configuration.

To configure DNS/DHCP Server monitoring settings for a configuration:

  1. Select the Administration tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Administration page.
  2. Under General, click Configurations.
  3. Click the name of a configuration. The Details tab of the Configuration opens. You can also access this page from the IP Space, DNS, Devices, TFTP, and Servers tabs.
  4. Under Configuration Settings, click Define monitoring settings.
  5. Under Server Options, enable monitoring for the configuration:
    • Monitor all managed DNS/DHCP Servers—when selected, all DNS/DHCP Servers are monitored. When not selected, you can set the monitoring service settings for each server individually.
  6. Under SNMP Parameters, set the following:
    • Version—select the SNMP version for the monitored servers.
    • Port Number—indicates the SNMP port Address Manager uses to communicate with the monitored servers. The default port is 161. You cannot change the port.
    • Community String—type the SNMP Community String used for authentication and click Add. The Community String appears in the list. You can add up to 100 Community Strings to the list. Strings are used in the order presented in the list. To remove a string, select it from the list and click Remove. To change the order of items in the list, select an item in the list and click Move up or Move down.
    • Username—this field appears only when using SNMP version 3. Type the SNMP user name and click Add. The user name appears in the list. Names are used in the order presented in the list. To remove a name, select it from the list and click Remove. To change the order of items in the list, select an item in the list and click Move up or Move down.
    • Security Level—this field appears only when using SNMP version 3. Select an SNMP security level from the list:
      Option Description
      No Auth, No Priv No Authentication, No Privacy. The SNMP service does not require user authentication and does not encrypt the data it returns.
      Auth, No Priv Authentication, No Privacy. The SNMP service requires user authentication but does not encrypt the data it returns.
      Auth, Priv Authentication, Privacy. The SNMP service requires user authentication and encrypts the data it returns.
    • Context—this field appears only when using SNMP version 3. Type the SNMP context.
    • Authentication Type—select the type of authentication to use with SNMP version 3. This field appears only when using SNMP version 3 and when Auth, No Priv or Auth, Priv is selected in the Security Level field.
    • Auth Passphrase—type the user authentication password. This field appears only when using SNMP version 3 and when Auth, No Priv or Auth, Priv is selected in the Security Level field.
    • Privacy Type—select either DES or AES 128 encryption types. This drop-down menu appears only when using SNMP version 3 and when Auth, Priv is selected in the Security Level field.
    • Privacy Passphrase—type the privacy authentication password. This field appears only when using SNMP version 3 and when Auth, Priv is selected in the Security Level field.
  7. Click Update.