4.5.3. Procedure – Configuring SNMP alerts

Purpose: 

PSM can send alerts to a central monitoring server via SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol). To configure SNMP alerts, complete the following steps:

Steps: 

  1. Navigate to Basic Settings > Management > SNMP trap settings.

  2. Enter the IP address or the hostname of the SNMP server into the SNMP server address field.

    Use an IPv4 address.

    Figure 4.16. Basic Settings > Management > SNMP trap settings — Configuring SNMP alerts

    Basic Settings > Management > SNMP trap settings — Configuring SNMP alerts
  3. Select the SNMP protocol to use.

    • To use the SNMP v2c protocol for SNMP queries, select SNMP v2c, and enter the community to use into the Community field.

    • To use the SNMP v3 protocol, select SNMP v3 and complete the following steps:

      Figure 4.17. Basic Settings > Management > SNMP trap settings — Configuring SNMP alerts using SNMPv3

      Basic Settings > Management > SNMP trap settings — Configuring SNMP alerts using SNMPv3
    1. Enter the username to use into the Username field.

    2. Enter the engine ID to use into the Engine ID field. The engine ID is a hexadecimal number at least 10 digits long, starting with 0x. For example 0xABABABABAB.

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

    4. Enter the password to use into the Authentication 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.

    Note

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

  4. Click .

  5. Navigate to Basic Settings > Alerting & Monitoring and select in which situations should PSM send an SNMP alert. For details, see Section 4.6, Configuring system monitoring on PSM.

  6. Click .