Enabling SNMP service on DNS/DHCP Servers - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.0.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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9.0.0

Log in to the Address Manager user interface as the administrator to enable SNMP service on a DNS/DHCP Server.

To enable and configure SNMP on a DNS/DHCP Server:

  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 the name of a DNS/DHCP Server. The Details tab for the server opens.
  4. Click the server name menu and select Service Configuration. The Configure Remote Services page opens.
  5. 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 configuration 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.

  6. 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.
  7. 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 with which the SNMP daemon polls the DHCP service for updates to DHCP lease information.
    • 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 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—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.
  8. Click Update.
To enable and configure SNMP Trap Service, refer to Enabling SNMP Trap Service on DNS/DHCP Servers.