Switches: SNMP

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Topic

This article describes how to configure SNMP on Open Mesh Switches.

Environment

  • Open Mesh Switches

Overview

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a network protocol used in monitoring and managing network devices. Messages that contain information about a device, alongside critical notifications, are sent using this protocol.

A Network Management System (NMS) that supports SNMP messages is required.

Procedure

Navigation

1. Navigate to Manage -> Switches, and select a switch.

2. Click on Switch Settings, as seen in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Switch settings (click to enlarge)

3. Scroll to the SNMP card to enable and modify SNMP settings.

Figure 2: Enabling SNMP (click to enlarge)

4. Click Save Switch Settings when finished.

Configuration

The following settings are available for SNMP:

  • Version: Allows you to choose between SNMPv1 or SNMPv2c.
  • Poll Community: Allows you input the Poll Community String if required by the NMS.
  • Notify Type: Allows you choose the type of message sent out. Informs are only supported on SNMPv2c.
  • Trap Destination: Allows you to input the IP address of where the trap message will be sent.
  • Trap Community: Allows you to input the Trap Community String if required by the NMS.
  • UDP: Allows you to input the UDP port used in communicating to the NMS.
  • Retry (SNMPv2c Only): Allows you to define many times the switch will retry the notification delivery after timing out.
  • Timeout (SNMPv2c Only): Allows to define how long in seconds the switch will wait for a confirmation of notification delivery before timing out.
 


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