Simple Network Management Protocol - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.1.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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9.1.0

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) allows a polling workstation or trap server to obtain data about devices on the network. This may include the almost real-time status of services, server functionality, and the security and service settings on the device.

DNS/DHCP Server appliances can behave as managed devices on an SNMP-enabled network. DNS/DHCP Server includes SNMP for both the appliance itself and for the onboard application server.

DNS/DHCP Server includes support for SNMP versions 1, 2c, and 3. Versions 1 and 2c do not include any authentication or remote administration capabilities. This means that you only need to enable SNMP and set the appropriate SNMP username (or community string) for it to function correctly. You can also set the polling period to control how often SNMP values are refreshed on the appliance. SNMPv3 includes authentication and access control. To set up SNMPv3, you must also set the SNMP password and the Trap Server username, password, and address. Version 3 has the ability to send information as SNMP traps.
Note: If you are using Address Manager to manage your DNS/DHCP Servers, you must set the same versions of SNMP on the Address Manager Monitoring service and on the managed DNS/DHCP Servers. Mismatched SNMP versions cause a Failed to connect status message to appear in Address Manager.
Note: New DNS/DHCP Server and Address Manager appliances both default to SNMP v2c. You need to take this into consideration when you add or replace an appliance, or if you install a software update.

When you first install a DNS/DHCP Server, the SNMP service is not configured. You can configure parameters and enable both SNMP service and SNMP Trap service for DNS/DHCP Server appliances from the Address Manager user interface.

BlueCat appliances support all of the MIB-II SNMP standard objects. BlueCat also provides MIB files for Address Manager and DNS/DHCP Server objects. For more information on the BlueCat MIB files, refer to SNMP Manager Setup and BlueCat MIB Files.

SNMP must be configured and enabled in order to use the Address Manager Monitoring Service. For information on viewing Address Manager server metrics, refer to Viewing general system information.