4.5.4. Procedure – Querying PSM status information using agents

Purpose: 

External SNMP agents can query the basic status information of PSM. To configure which clients can query this information, complete the following steps:

Steps: 

  1. Navigate to Basic Settings > Local Services > SNMP server settings.

    Figure 4.18. Basic Settings > Local Services > SNMP server settings — Configuring SNMP agent access

    Basic Settings > Local Services > SNMP server settings — Configuring SNMP agent access
    Basic Settings > Local Services > SNMP server settings — Configuring SNMP agent access
  2. Enable the SNMP server.

  3. Optionally, you can enter the details of the SNMP server into the System location, System contact, and System description fields.

  4. To use the SNMP v2c protocol for SNMP queries, enable SNMP v2c agent, and enter the community to use into the Community field.

  5. To use the SNMP v3 protocol, select SNMP v3 agent and complete the following steps:

    1. Click

    2. Enter the username used by the SNMP agent into the Username field.

    3. Select the authentication method (MD5 or SHA1) to use from the Auth. method field.

    4. Enter the password used by the SNMP agent into the Auth. password field.

    5. Select the encryption method (Disabled, DES or AES) to use from the Encryption method field.

    6. Enter the encryption password to use into the Encryption password field.

    7. To add other agents, click .

    Note

    PSM accepts passwords that are not longer than 150 characters. The following special characters can be used: !"#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?@[\]^-`{|}

  6. In the Listening addresses field, choose and select the IP address and port for the SNMP server.

    The available addresses correspond to the interface addresses configured in Basic Settings > Network > Interfaces. Only IPv4 addresses can be selected.

    Repeat this step to add multiple addresses.

  7. Optional step: To permit access to the SNMP server only from selected subnets or IP addresses, select Restrict clients, click and enter the IP address and netmask of the allowed clients.

    Use an IPv4 address.

    Repeat this step to add multiple addresses.

  8. Click .