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HP SIM 7.5.0 and SNMPv3

Occasional Contributor

HP SIM 7.5.0 and SNMPv3

Hi all,

I am having a few issues with HP SIM 7.5.0 and SNMPv3, a security requirement has forced us to update all CI's on the network to use SNMPv3 rather than SNMPv2.

I am currently testing SNMPv3 on an Onboard Administrator of an enclosure, I am able to snmpwalk to the CI with the credentials but HP SIM will not discover it.

I have created the user on the OA with the following settings (credentials omitted):

  • Username: admin
  • Authentication: SHA1
  • Password: password
  • Security authNoPriv
  • Access: read/write

I have also added the SNMP Alert (trap) destinations to point to my SIM server with the specified user above:

admin - 0x8000000b0453474836303559504852

At this point I am able to walk to the CI using Paessler's SNMP Tester and snmpwalk.exe, however SIM will not discover the CI even though I have entered the same credentials in the global credentials interface.

* Checking for SNMP protocol support on system...
Normal: The system did not respond to SNMP. Verify security settings and
community strings in Options->Security->Credentials->System
* Checking for SNMPv3 protocol support on system...
Normal: The system did not respond to SNMPv3. Verify security settings and
v3 credentials in Options->Security->Credentials->System

Does anyone know what I am doing wrong, any help appreciated... I've been at it for hours, thanks!


Honored Contributor

Re: HP SIM 7.5.0 and SNMPv3


Does the xml reply still work for your onboard Admin? I believe discovery of items in the enclosure is done by Reading the xml page of the onboard admin
Kind regards,

Valued Contributor

Re: HP SIM 7.5.0 and SNMPv3

Same settings works for me in the lab, anyfirewall in between? 161?

What OA Fw Version are you running?

Frequent Advisor

Re: HP SIM 7.5.0 and SNMPv3

For my proliant servers I found that I had to also allow access from HP SIM to port 80/tcp on the iLO before discovery would be successful.

Here are all the ports I ended up opening:

=== HP SIM --> iLO ===
161/udp - SNMP queries
443/tcp - https
80/tcp - http
22/tcp - ssh
17990/tcp - Remote Console
17988/tcp - virtual Media for Remote Console

=== ilo --> HP SIM ===
162/udp - SNMP traps