Enabling SNMP Trap Service - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.1.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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9.1.0

How to enable Address Manager SNMP Trap service.

Configure the Address Manager server to send SNMP Trap notifications to a specified trap server. The trap server is the server to which Address Manager communicates specified changes in its status by sending SNMP traps. The trap server 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 is set up when enabling the service. In SNMPv3, trap messages can be authenticated with a trap server username and password.
Note: Address Manager v8.3.1 or greater supports the configuration of multiple SNMP Trap servers.
Note: SNMP Trap community strings, usernames, and pass-phrases do not support spaces, Unicode characters, or the following special characters: " ' \ % & ?

To enable and configure SNMP Trap 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.
  4. Under SNMP Trap Settings, click New and select Trap Server. You can configure a maximum of 10 SNMP Trap servers.
  5. In the pop-up window, configure the following SNMP Trap Server parameters:
    • Trap Server—enter the IP address of the trap server. Each SNMP Trap server must have a unique IP address.
    • Trap Server Port—specify the value of the SNMP trap server port. 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 menu:
        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—enter the SNMP username. This field only appears when using SNMP trap version 3.
      • Authentication Type—select either MD5, or SHA. This field appears only when using SNMP trap version 3 and when you select either Auth, No Priv, or Auth, Priv from the Security Level field.
      • Auth Passphrase—enter the user authentication password. This field appears only when using SNMP trap version 3 and when you select either Auth, No Priv, or Auth, Priv from 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. This field appears only when using SNMP trap version 3 and when you select Auth, Priv from 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Click Update.

To enable a configured SNMP Trap Server

  1. Select the check box next to the SNMP Trap server that you want to enable.
  2. Under SNMP Trap Servers, 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 Trap Server table.
  3. Click Update.