Changing request authentication for SNMP v1 and SNMP v2c

Alert Notification Guide for VSP 5000 Series

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This topic describes how to change IP addresses and communities for request authentication for SNMP v1 and SNMP v2c.

You must have the Storage Administrator (Initial Configuration) role to perform this task.

For more information, see the System Administrator Guide.

  1. Display the Device Manager - Storage Navigator main window.
  2. From the Settings menu, select Environmental Setting > Edit Alert Settings.
  3. Click the SNMP tab.
  4. Under SNMP Agent, select Enable.
  5. Under SNMP Version, select v1 or v2c.
  6. Under Registered Request Authentication Settings, select the authentication setting you want to change, and then click Change.
    The Change Request Authentication Setting window opens.
  7. If you want to make changes under Community, select the Community check box, and then enter a community name or select from the list of existing community names.
    You can enter up to 180 alphanumeric characters. The following special characters are not allowed: ", \, ;, :, ,, *, ?, <, >, |, /, ^, &,', and %.

    Do not use a space either at the beginning or the end.

  8. If you want to make changes under Request Permitted, select the Request Permitted check box, and then complete one of the following steps:
    • If you want to allow REQUEST operations from all managers, select the All check box.
    • If you want to allow REQUEST operations only from specified managers, perform one or more of the following steps:

      - To enter a new IP address, select IPv4 or IPv6, and then enter the IP address.

      - To use an existing IP address, select from the list of existing IP addresses.

      - To add more than one IP address, click Add IP Address to add additional input fields.

      - To delete an IP address from Send Trap To, click the minus (-) button next to the IP address.

      Note: Any IP address that has all values set to zero (0) cannot be specified for IPv4 and IPv6. The IPv6 address is specified by entering 8 hexadecimal numbers that are separated by colons (:) using a maximum of 4 digits from zero (0) to FFFF inclusive. The default form of the IPv6 address can be specified.
  9. Click OK.
    The community and IP address that you entered are changed in the Registered Request Authentication Settings table.
  10. Click Finish.
  11. In the Confirm window, enter a name for the task, confirm the settings, and then click Apply.