Configuring SNMPv3 adapter on Infrastructure Management server or remote cell for Linux

This configuration is applicable only to the 11.3.06 version.

SnmpV3 adapter is supported with Perl 5.26.3 on Linux.

Use precompiled Perl 5.26.3 with FFI::Platypus to configure the SNMPv3 adapter.


FFI::Platypus Modules
  • FFI::Platypus
  • Module-Build-0.4231
  • ExtUtils-CBuilder-0.280225
  • Test-Exception-0.43
  • Sub-Uplevel-0.2800

For more information on the requirements of the BMC Event adapter, see BMC Event Adapters requirements.

To configure SNMP v3 adapters 

Best practice

BMC recommends you deploy SNMPv3 only on the remote IS machine.

Step 1

a) Download the CPAN Linux precompiled Perl 5.26.3 with FFI::Platypus package from the FTP Open link link.

Step 2

Perform the following steps:

a) Navigate to cd / directory.
b) unzip at the root (/) directory
c) chmod -R 777 /localperl to give all permissions
d) Go to $MCELL_HOME/bin directory and edit for below environment variable, with installed Perl path.
    -> PERL_EXE
    e.g., PERL_EXE="/localperl/bin/perl"

Now you have Perl version 5.26.3 with pre-compiled FFI::Platypus and Socket6 library.

Step 3

Open the $MCELL_HOME/bin/ file and comment the following lines:

Step 4

After commenting on the lines and saving the, set the following environment variables:
a) export PATH=$PATH:<set the Perl binary path>
b) For IPv4, dual-stack or pure IPv6 machine:

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/lib:./:/localperl/lib/site_perl/5.26.3/i686-linux/auto:/localperl/lib/site_perl/5.26.3/i686-linux/auto/Socket6:/localperl/lib/site_perl/5.26.3/i686-    linux:/localperl/lib/site_perl/5.26.3/i686-linux/auto/FFI/Platypus:/usr/lib64/:/usr/lib/:/usr/lib64/perl5/CORE/:$MCELL_HOME/bin/"
Step 5

a) After the environment variable settings are done, configure the mcxa.conf file by enabling the required adapters.

b) Configure the following step before starting the script:

Linux :
Create a soft link for and library.

Navigate to the $MCELL_HOME/bin/ folder and run the following command to create the soft link from to 
   ln -s
Run the following command to create the soft link from to
   ln -s

Then start

If the Event adapter is still not able to process incoming traps then contact BMC Customer Support.

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