Enabling SNMP Trap Service on DNS/DHCP Servers - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.2.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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9.2.0

Configure BDDS to send SNMP Trap notifications to a specified trap server.

The trap server is the server to which BDDS communicates specified changes in its status by sending SNMP traps. Multiple trap servers can be configured to use SNMP version 1, 2c, or 3. This may be a different address from the SNMP polling server or manager address that's set up when enabling the service. In SNMPv3, trap messages must be authenticated with a trap server username and password.
Note: BAM supports SNMP Traps with Anycast. For more information, refer to SNMP Traps with Anycast.

To configure SNMP Trap service on BDDS:

  1. From the configuration drop-down menu, select a configuration.
  2. Select the Servers tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Configuration information page.
  3. Under Servers, click a server name. The Details tab for the server opens.
  4. Click the server name menu and select Service Configuration.
  5. From the Service Type drop-down menu, select Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). BAM queries the server and returns the current values for the service settings.
  6. Under SNMP Trap Servers, click New and select Trap Server. You can configure a maximum of 10 SNMP Trap servers.
  7. In the pop-up window, configure the following SNMP trap server parameters:
    • Trap Server—enter the IPv4 or IPv6 address of the trap server.
      Attention: Each SNMP trap server must have a unique IP address.
    • Trap Server Port—specify the value of the SNMP trap server port. By default, SNMP trap servers listen on port 162.
      Attention: The port value must be between 1 and 65534.
    • Trap Version—select the SNMP version for the trap server from the drop-down menu: v1, v2c, or v3.
      When selecting v3 in the Trap Version field, the following additional parameters appear:
      • Security Level—select an SNMP security level from the drop-down list:
        Option Description
        No Auth, No Priv No Authentication, No Privacy. The SNMP service doesn't require user authentication and doesn't encrypt the data it returns.
        Auth, No Priv Authentication, No Privacy. The SNMP service requires user authentication but doesn't encrypt the data it returns.
        Auth, Priv Authentication, Privacy. The SNMP service requires user authentication and encrypts the data it returns.
      • Username—enter the SNMP username of the SNMP user. This field appears only when using SNMP version 3.
      • Authentication Type—select either MD5 or SHA authentication. 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.
      • Auth Passphrase—enter the user authentication password of the SNMP user. 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—enter the privacy authentication password used to encrypt the trap data. This field appears only when using SNMP version 3 and when Auth, Priv is selected in the Security Level field.
    • Community String—enter the SNMP community string. This string is used to validate the trap server registering to receive traps. This field appears only when using SNMP v1 and v2c.
    • Enable SNMP Trap Server—select this check box to enable the SNMP Trap server; deselect this check box to disable the SNMP Trap server.
  8. Click OK.
    A row entry is added to the SNMP Trap Servers table with the trap server configurations that have just been entered. The Status column displays the status of the SNMP trap server configuration. Values are Enabled and Disabled.
  9. Click Update.

To enable a configured SNMP trap server

  1. Under SNMP Trap Servers, select the check box next to the SNMP trap server that you want to enable.
  2. Click Action and select Enable. The Status field of the SNMP trap server changes to Enabled.
  3. Click Update.

To disable a configured SNMP trap server

  1. Select the check box next to the SNMP trap server that you want to disable.
  2. Under SNMP Trap Servers, click Action and select Disable. The Status field of the SNMP trap server changes to Disabled.
  3. Click Update.

To delete a configured SNMP trap server

  1. Select the check box next to the SNMP trap server that you want to delete.
  2. Under SNMP Trap Servers, click Action and select Delete. The SNMP trap server row is removed from the SNMP Trap Servers table.
  3. Click Update.