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SNMP settings needed or advised on monitored 2003 server with HPSIM5.1

wickman
Advisor

SNMP settings needed or advised on monitored 2003 server with HPSIM5.1

What do I need to set in SNMP on a monitored server? What should I set? I used to think I needed to set different read and write community strigs but is there other things?
Thanks,
Eric
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NJK-Work
Honored Contributor

Re: SNMP settings needed or advised on monitored 2003 server with HPSIM5.1

Opinions vary I guess :)

I always set a READ and WRITE string on my servers. But from what I remember, I think only a READ string is needed. The WRITE string is used internally by the agents and is never broadcast across the network (at least by the HP stuff) - so maybe it is needed but only for certain functions.

Anyway - I am not 100% sure on this, but I believe this is correct.

Nelson
Rob Buxton
Honored Contributor

Re: SNMP settings needed or advised on monitored 2003 server with HPSIM5.1

You can get by with RO community name for discovery.
I think you need a RW community name when you want to set the thresholds in the agents.

The other items are an entry for localhost and the HPSIM Server in the Allowed Hosts field.

Re: SNMP settings needed or advised on monitored 2003 server with HPSIM5.1

Also, if you create a read-only string and do a configure or repair on a server, it will create a unique read-write string for you.