Configuring SNMP settings for the services appliance

If you are familiar with configuring SNMP for hardware, you can use the BMC interface to configure the SNMP settings for the services appliance. You can provide secure community strings, enable SNMP Trap, and specify up to five SNMP destinations.

Before you begin

Procedure

  1. From the BMC dashboard, select Settings > SNMP Settings.
  2. On the SNMP Settings page, select Enable SNMP V1/V2 , and then provide a Read-Only Community String and a Read-Write Community String.
    The Read-Only Community String is like a user ID or password. You should change this value to prevent intruders from getting information about your network setup. The Read-Write Community String protects the device against unauthorized changes.
  3. Optionally, select Enable Trap, and enter the required information.
    Important: Enter the Destination IP for each SNMP trap using an IP address. Fully qualified domain names are not supported.

    Enable traps if you want the services appliance to send immediate notifications to an SNMP console when it is in an unusual state. Traps might indicate link up/down conditions, temperatures exceeding certain thresholds, or high traffic.

  4. Optionally, click Send Test Trap to test your settings.
  5. If the settings are correct, click Save.