Configure SNMP with System Manager - ONTAP 9.7 and earlier

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You can use ONTAP System Manager classic (available in ONTAP 9.7 and earlier) to configure SNMP to monitor SVMs in your cluster.

Enable or disable SNMP

You can enable or disable SNMP on your clusters by using System Manager. SNMP enables you to monitor the storage virtual machines (SVMs) in a cluster to avoid issues before they can occur and to prevent issues from occurring.

Steps
  1. Click nas bridge 202 icon settings olh 96 97.

  2. In the Setup pane, click SNMP.

  3. In the SNMP window, click either Enable or Disable.

Edit SNMP information

You can use the Edit SNMP Settings dialog box in System Manager to update information about the storage system location and contact personnel, and to specify the SNMP communities of your system.

About this task

System Manager uses the SNMP protocols SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c and an SNMP community to discover storage systems.

Steps
  1. Click nas bridge 202 icon settings olh 96 97.

  2. In the Setup pane, click SNMP.

  3. Click Edit.

  4. In the General tab, specify the contact personnel information and location information for the storage system, and the SNMP communities.

    The community name can be of 32 characters and must not contain the following special characters: , / : " ' |.

  5. In the SNMPv3tab, do the following:

    1. Click Add to add an SNMPv3 user.

    2. Specify the username and modify the engine ID, if required.

    3. Select the Authentication Protocol and enter your credentials.

    4. Select the Privacy Protocol and enter your credentials.

    5. Click OK to save the changes.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Verify the changes that you made to the SNMP settings in the SNMP window.

Enable or disable SNMP traps

SNMP traps enable you to monitor the health and state of the various components of your storage system. You can use the Edit SNMP Settings dialog box in System Manager to enable or disable SNMP traps on your storage system.

About this task

Although SNMP is enabled by default, SNMP traps are disabled by default.

Steps
  1. Click nas bridge 202 icon settings olh 96 97.

  2. In the Setup pane, click SNMP.

  3. In the SNMP window, click Edit.

  4. In the Edit SNMP Settings dialog box, select the Trap hosts tab, and then select or clear the Enable traps check box to enable or disable SNMP traps, respectively.

  5. If you enable SNMP traps, add the host name or IP address of the hosts to which the traps are sent.

  6. Click OK.

Test the trap host configuration

You can use System Manager to test whether you have configured the trap host settings correctly.

Steps
  1. Click nas bridge 202 icon settings olh 96 97.

  2. In the Setup pane, click SNMP.

  3. In the SNMP window, click Test Trap Host.

  4. Click OK.

SNMP window

The SNMP window enables you to view the current SNMP settings for your system. You can also change your system’s SNMP settings, enable SNMP protocols, and add trap hosts.

Command buttons

  • Enable/Disable

    Enables or disables SNMP.

  • Edit

    Opens the Edit SNMP Settings dialog box, which enables you to specify the SNMP communities for your storage system and enable or disable traps.

  • Test Trap Host

    Sends a test trap to all the configured hosts to check whether the test trap reaches all the hosts and whether the configurations for SNMP are set correctly.

  • Refresh

    Updates the information in the window.

Details

The details area displays the following information about the SNMP server and host traps for your storage system:

  • SNMP

    Displays whether SNMP is enabled or not.

  • Traps

    Displays if SNMP traps are enabled or not.

  • Location

    Displays the address of the SNMP server.

  • Contact

    Displays the contact details for the SNMP server.

  • Trap host IP Address

    Displays the IP addresses of the trap host.

  • Community Names

    Displays the community name of the SNMP server.

  • Security Names

    Displays the security style for the SNMP server.

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