Enabling SNMP Service - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.1.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

Locale
English (United States)
Product name
BlueCat Address Manager
Version
9.1.0

How to enable Address Manager SNMP service

Log in to the Address Manager user interface as the administrator to enable SNMP service and configure parameters. You can also enable and configure SNMP Trap service. For details, refer to Enabling SNMP Trap Service.
Note:
  • Quotation marks ("") and back-slashes (\) are not supported in SNMP community strings, usernames, and pass-phrases.
  • When configuring SNMP from the Address Manager user interface, you might receive the error message, "loglevel cannot be blank," even though there is no option to configure log level.

To enable and configure SNMP service on the Address Manager server:

  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 Service Configuration.
  3. From the Service Type drop-down menu, select Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).Address Manager queries the server and returns the current values for the service settings.
    Attention: If you have upgraded from Address Manager v3.7.x, you will receive the following warning message:
    • This service has been set to Override. Any update to the service will overwrite the existing service configuration with the settings added in the user interface.

    Modifying the current service configuration will disable the Service Configuration Override and overwrite the existing .conf file with the new values and settings.

    Click Cancel to preserve the service configuration files maintained during the upgrade from Address Manager v3.7.x.

  4. Under General Settings, select the Enable SNMP Service check box. When SNMP service is enabled, network management systems may poll the server to receive SNMP information. Deselect this check box to disable SNMP service.
  5. Configure the following SNMP Service parameters:
    • System Name—enter the system name to be reported through SNMP (by default, Bluecat).
    • System Location—enter a description of the system’s location to be reported through SNMP.
    • System Contact—enter an e-mail address for the system contact to be reported through SNMP.
    • System Description—enter a brief description of the system to be reported through SNMP.
    • Polling Period—specify the SNMP polling period in seconds. This value determines the frequency that SNMP values are refreshed on the appliance.
    • SNMP Version v1—select the check box to enable SNMP v1 protocol. When selecting v1, the following additional parameter appears:
      • Community String—type the SNMP community string. This string is used to authenticate the polling request.
    • SNMP Version v2c—select the check box to enable SNMP v2c protocol. When selecting v2c, the following additional parameter appears:
      • Community String—type the SNMP community string. This string is used to authenticate the polling request.
    • SNMP Version v3—select the check box to enable SNMP v3 protocol. When selecting v3, the following additional parameters appear:
      • Security Level—this field appears only when using SNMP version 3. Select an SNMP security level from the drop-down 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.
      • Username—this field appears only when using SNMP version 3. Type the SNMP user name.
      • Authentication Type—this drop-down menu appears only when using SNMP version 3 and when Auth, No Priv, or Auth, Priv is selected in the Security Level field. Select either MD5 or SHA authentication.
      • 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.
  6. Click Update.