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SNMP is built into Vidyo Servers. For help on enabling and configuring SNMP, please see articles below:

For SNMP polling, you would use standard SNMP commands from an SNMP service. This would be something that is documented by the SNMP service provider or standard SNMP commands.

 

Enable SNMP only after configuring SNMP2 community strings or SNMPv3 users and creating notifications or traps.

To enable SNMP:

  1. Log in to the System Console.

    For more information, see Logging into the System Console of Your Server and Changing the Default Password.

    Press the Enter key after each prompt.



  2. Enter m for more options.

  3. Enter A for Advanced Options.

  4. Enter 4 to select the SNMP Administration option.

  5. Enter A to enable SNMP.

    The feature toggles between Enable and Disable states.

  6. Enter y to confirm the change and enable or disable SNMP.

  7. Enter X to exit the SNMP Administration menu.

  8. Enter x to exit Advanced Options.

  9. Enter 14 to reboot the system.

    When your system comes back online, SNMP is then enabled (or disabled).

You can configure notifications or traps that can be sent to your network management server via SNMP2 community strings or local SNMPv3 users. Notifications are created as either SNMPv2 or SNMPv3.

To create an SNMPv2 notification:

  1. Log in to the System Console.

    For more information, see Logging into the System Console of Your Server and Changing the Default Password.

    Press the Enter key after each prompt.



  2. Enter m for more options.

  3. Enter A for Advanced Options.

  4. Enter 4 to select the SNMP Administration option.

  5. Enter D to configure SNMP Notification.

    The SNMP Notification menu displays.

  6. Enter 1 to select the SNMPv2 Notification option.

    The SNMPv2 Notification menu displays.

  7. Enter 1 to select the SNMPv2 Notification option.

  8. Enter the IP or FQDN address of your network management server.

  9. Enter I or T to configure an Inform or Trap notification type.

    The system asks for the values in the remaining steps if your notification type is Inform or Trap.

  10. Enter your community string.

    The community string must be at least eight characters and contain no spaces.

  11. Enter y to confirm.

    After SNMPv2 notifications are created, they are listed in the top of the SNMPv2 Notification menu and Delete SNMPv2 Notification option displays as a second option.

  12. Enter X to return to the SNMP Notification menu.

To delete an SNMPv2 notification:

  1. Log in to the System Console.

    For more information, see Logging into the System Console of Your Server and Changing the Default Password.

    Press the Enter key after each prompt.



  2. Enter m for more options.

  3. Enter A for Advanced Options.

  4. Enter 4 to select the SNMP Administration option.

  5. Enter D to configure SNMP Notification.

    The SNMP Notification menu displays.

  6. Enter 1 to select the SNMPv2 Notification option.

    The SNMPv2 Notification menu displays.

  7. Enter 1 to select the SNMPv2 Notification option.

  8. Enter 2 to select the Delete SNMPv2 Notification option.

  9. Enter the number of the notification user you wish to delete.

  10. Select y to confirm.

  11. Select X to return to the SNMP Notification menu.

You can configure notifications or traps that can be sent to your network management server via SNMP2 community strings or local SNMPv3 users. Notifications are created as either SNMPv2 or SNMPv3.

To create an SNMPv3 notification:

  1. Log in to the System Console.

    For more information, see Logging into the System Console of Your Server and Changing the Default Password.

    Press the Enter key after each prompt.



  2. Enter m for more options.

  3. Enter A for Advanced Options.

  4. Enter 4 to select the SNMP Administration option.

  5. Enter D to configure SNMP Notification.

    The SNMP Notification menu displays.

  6. Enter 2 to select the SNMPv3 Notification option.

    The SNMP Notification menu displays.

  7. Enter 1 to select the SNMPv3 Notification User option.

  8. Enter the IP or FQDN address of your network management server.

  9. Enter I or T to configure an Inform or Trap notification type.

    The system asks for the values in the remaining steps if your notification type is Inform or Trap.

  10. Enter your Remote Engine ID if necessary.

  11. Enter your username.

    The username must be at least eight characters and contain no spaces.

  12. Enter and verify an authentication password of your choice.

    • This password uses SHA authentication.
    • The password must be at least eight characters.
    • Vidyo does not currently support MD5 authentication.

  13. Enter and verify a second authentication password of your choice.

    • This password uses AES encryption.
    • The password must be at least eight characters.
    • Vidyo does not currently support DES encryption.
      After SNMPv3 notification users are created, they are listed in the top of the SNMPv3 Notification menu and Delete SNMPv3 Notification User displays as a second option.

  14. Select X to return to the SNMP Notification menu.

To delete an SNMPv3 notification:

  1. Log in to the System Console.

    For more information, see Logging into the System Console of Your Server and Changing the Default Password.

    Press the Enter key after each prompt.



  2. Enter m for more options.

  3. Enter A for Advanced Options.

  4. Enter 4 to select the SNMP Administration option.

  5. Enter D to configure SNMP Notification.

    The SNMP Notification menu displays.

  6. Enter 1 to select the SNMPv3 Notification option.

    The SNMPv3 Notification menu displays.

  7. Enter 1 to select the SNMPv3 Notification option.

  8. Enter 2 to select the Delete SNMPv3 Notification option.

  9. Enter the number of the notification user you wish to delete.

  10. Enter y to confirm.

  11. Enter X to return to the SNMP Notification menu.

You can create two SNMPv2 community strings on your system that can access your network management server. One community string has read-only access and the other has read-write access.

To configure an SNMP community string:

  1. Log in to the System Console.

    For more information, see Logging into the System Console of Your Server and Changing the Default Password.

    Press the Enter key after each prompt.



  2. Enter m for more options.

  3. Enter A for Advanced Options.

  4. Enter A to select the SNMP Administration option.

  5. Enter B to configure SNMPv2 Community String

    • Minimum required length is 8
    • Maximum length is 32
    • Characters are not allowed (e.g. &, SPACE, TAB,!,$,*,^,(,),{,})

  6. Select from the menu based on the SNMPv2 Community String type desired:

    • Enter 1 to create a read-only SNMPv2 community string, and then enter the read-only community string.

      The username must be at least eight characters and contain no spaces.
      After the read-only community string is created, the Create ReadOnly Community String option toggles and becomes the Delete ReadOnly Community String option.

    • Enter 2 to create a read-write SNMPv2 community string, and then enter a read-write community string.

      The username must be at least eight characters and contain no spaces.

    • Enter y to confirm.

      After the read-write community string is created, the Create ReadWrite Community String option toggles and becomes the Delete ReadWrite Community String option.

    • Enter x to return to the SNMP Administration menu.

To delete an SNMP community string:

  1. Log in to the System Console.

    For more information, see Logging into the system console of your server and changing the default password.

    Press the Enter key after each prompt.



  2. Enter m for more options.

  3. Enter A for Advanced Options.

  4. Enter A to select the SNMP Administration option.

  5. Enter B to configure SNMPv2 Community String.

  6. Select from the menu based on the SNMPv2 Community String type desired:

    • Enter 1 to delete the read-only SNMPv2 community string, and then enter y to confirm.

      After the read-only community string is deleted, the Delete ReadOnly Community String option toggles and becomes the Create ReadOnly Community String option.

    • Enter 2 to delete a read-write SNMPv2 community string, and then enter y to confirm.

      After the read-write community string is deleted, the Delete ReadWrite Community String option toggles and becomes the Create ReadWrite Community String option.

    • Enter x to return to the SNMP Administration menu.

You can create two local SNMPv3 users on your system that can access your network management server. One user can have read-only access and the other can have read-write access.

To configure a local SNMPv3 user:

  1. Log in to the System Console.

    For more information, see Logging into the System Console of Your Server and Changing the Default Password.

    Press the Enter key after each prompt.



  2. Enter m for more options.

  3. Select A for Advanced Options.

  4. Select 4 to select the SNMP Administration option.

  5. Select C to configure Local SNMPv3 User (User-based Security Model).

  6. Select from the menu based on the SNMPv3 User type desired:

    • Enter 1 to create a local SNMPv3 user with read-only access, and then enter a username for your local SNMPv3 user with read-only access.
      The username must be at least eight characters and contain no spaces.

    • Enter and verify an authentication password of your choice.
      • This password uses SHA authentication.
      • The password must be at least eight characters.
      • Vidyo does not currently support MD5 authentication.

    • Enter and verify a second authentication password of your choice.
      • This password uses AES encryption.
      • The password must be at least eight characters.
      • Vidyo does not currently support DES encryption.
        After the read-only user is created, the Create ReadOnly User option toggles and becomes the Delete ReadOnly User option.

    • Select 2 to create a local SNMPv3 user with read-write access, and then enter a username for your local SNMPv3 user with read-write access.
      The username must be at least eight characters and contain no spaces.

    • Enter and verify an authentication password of your choice.
      • This password uses SHA authentication.
      • The password must be at least eight characters.
      • Vidyo does not currently support MD5 authentication.

    • Enter and verify a second authentication password of your choice.
      • This password uses AES encryption.
      • The password must be at least eight characters.
      • Vidyo does not currently support DES encryption.
        After the read-write user is created, the Create ReadWrite User option toggles and becomes the Delete ReadWrite User option.

    • Enter x to return to the SNMP Administration menu.

To delete a local SNMPv3 user:

  1. Log in to the System Console.

    For more information, see Logging into the System Console of Your Server and Changing the Default Password.

    Press the Enter key after each prompt.



  2. Select m for more options.

  3. Select A for Advanced Options.

  4. Select 4 to select the SNMP Administration option.

  5. Select C to configure Local SNMPv3 User (User-based Security Model).

  6. Select from the menu based on the SNMPv3 User type desired.

    • Select 1 to delete the local SNMPv3 user with read-only access.

    • Select y to confirm.

      After the read-only user is deleted, the Delete ReadOnly User option toggles and becomes the Create ReadOnly User option.

    • Select 2 to delete the local SNMPv3 user with read-write access.

    • Select y to confirm.

      After the read-write user is deleted, the Delete ReadWrite User option toggles and becomes the Create ReadWrite User option.

    • Select x to return to the SNMP Administration menu.
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