SNMP Operation menu

If you are configuring BMC PATROL for Light Weight Protocols using PATROL Configuration Manager (PCM), you can perform the SNMP operation utilities from the PATROL Console using  SNMP Operation menu command.

You can perform the following SNMP operation utilities on demand:

  • SNMP GET: used to retrieve data from a remote host given its host name, authentication information and an OID.

  • GET NEXT: request to discover available variables and their values.

  • WALK: retrieve a subtree of management values using SNMP GETNEXT requests

Before you begin

Before you perform this operation, you must copy the MIB file to $PATROL_HOME\PSM\Conf\MIBS. If you do not copy the MIB file, the object name will not be displayed in the output, and instead its respective OID will be displayed.

To  access SNMP Operation menu

  1. From the PATROL Console, select NETWORK Device(SNMP) > KM Commands > Utilities > SNMP Operation.
    The SNMP Operation dialog box is displayed.
  2. Provide the following details in the SNMP Operation dialog box to perform the SNMP operation utilities for the network devices you configured:
Field
Description
Network device details
Device name/IPEnter the name or IP address of the device you want to ping.

Port

Enter the port number of the SNMP agent.
Retries countSelect the number of retries for sending SNMP queries to the network device. The default value is 2. The minimum value is 1 and the maximum value is 4 .
Timeout (s)Enter the timeout in seconds to wait for each reply of SNMP queries. The default value is 2 seconds. The minimum value is 1 second and the maximum value is 300 seconds.
Community stringEnter the community string to allow access to the network device.
Version

Select one of the following SNMP version, which is supported by the network device:

  • 1
  • 2C
  • 3

V3 settings

Authorization user credentials
If you have selected SNMP version 3, provide the following details:
User NameEnter the user name to configure the SNMP.
PasswordEnter a password.
Confirm PasswordRe-enter the password to confirm.
Authorization protocol

Select one of the following authentication protocol to authenticate the user:

  • MD5
  • SHA
Privacy protocol

Select one of the following privacy protocol:

  • CBS-DES
  • CFB-AES-128

The privacy allows for encryption of SNMP v3 messages to ensure confidentiality of data. These protocols provide a higher level of security than is available in SNMP v1 and v2c, which use community strings for security.

Privacy passowordEnter a password to access the SNMP agent.
SNMP operation

Select any of the following SNMP operation you want to perform:

  • SNMP GET
  • WALK
  • GET NEXT 
OIDEnter the object ID to poll.
Max repitationsEnter a number for limiting the output lines.
Administration
Enable loggingSelect this option to enable logging. The log files are created at %PATROL_HOME%\PSM\logs. By default, this option is disabled.
ApplyClick this button to apply the configuration setting.
CloseClick this button to exit the dialog box.
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