Implementing SNMP security

Server and Cluster Administration Guide for Hitachi NAS Platform

Version
15.1.x
Audience
anonymous
Part Number
MK-92HNAS010-35
The SNMP agent is provided for monitoring purposes only; it provides read-only access. By default, the SNMP agent does not permit access to the management information base (MIB). Access is enabled by specifying:
  • The version of the SNMP protocol with which requests must comply.
  • The community names of the SNMP hosts and their associated access levels.
  • The IP address or name of hosts from which requests can be accepted (or just choose to accept requests from any host).
  1. Navigate to Home > Server Settings > SNMP Access Configuration.


    Field/Item Description
    SNMP Protocol Support

    Using the radio buttons at the top of the page, select the version of the SNMP protocol with which hosts must comply when sending requests to the agent, or alternatively, disable the SNMP agent.

    Accept SNMP Packets On Port

    Enter the port number that the server monitors for communication through the SNMP protocol. The default port number is 161.

    Restrict Access To Allowed Hosts

    Select this check box to restrict protocol access to the hosts specified on this page. Clear the check box to enable the protocol to access any host.

    Allowed Hosts

    To permit requests from authorized hosts only, type the IP address of a host in this field, then click Add to include it in the list. If the system has been set up to work with a name server, you can type the name of the SNMP manager host rather than its address.

    Note: If access is restricted to specified hosts, add the SMU as an allowed host.

    To remove a host from the list, select the host you want to remove, then click Delete.

    Allowed Communities

    Type the name of a community (a password) that will provide authentication into the MIB, and then click Add to include it in the list. Community names are case-sensitive.

    Note: You should define at least one community entry.

    To remove a community from the list, select the host you want to remove, then click Delete.

    apply Saves configuration changes.
    Download SNMP MIB modules Click to download the MIB modules in a compressed format onto the local machine.
  2. Verify your settings, and click apply to save your changes.