Adding request authentication for SNMP v1 and v2c

SNMP Agent User Guide for VSP E Series and VSP G130, G/F350, G/F370, G/F700, G/F900

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Follow this procedure to add IP addresses and communities for request authentication for SNMP versions v1 and v2c.

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

  1. Display the Device Manager - Storage Navigator main window.
  2. From the Maintenance Utility menu, select Alert Notifications.
  3. In the Alert Notifications window, click Set Up.
  4. In the Set Up Alert Notifications window, select the SNMP tab.
  5. Under SNMP Agent, click Enable.
  6. Under SNMP Version, select v1 or v2c.
  7. Under Registered Request Authentication Settings, click Add.
  8. In the Add Request Authentication Setting window, under Community, complete one of the following:
    • If you add a new community, check the New check box, and then enter a community name.
    • If you select an existing community, uncheck the New check box, and then select from the list of existing community names.
    You can enter up to 180 letters, numbers, and symbols, except the following:
    " \ ; : , * ? < > | / ^ & % '

    Do not use a space at the beginning or end of the name.

  9. Under Request Permitted, complete the following:
    • 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, select IPv4 or IPv6 and enter an IP address, or select from the list of existing IP addresses.
    • If you enter a new IP address, check the New check box. Select IPv4 or IPv6 for the version of the IP address, and then enter an IP address.
    • If you use an existing IP address, uncheck the New check box. Select an existing IP address from the pull-down menu.
    • If you add more IP addresses, click Add IP Address to add input fields.
    • If you delete an IP address from Request Permitted, click the - button to delete 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 eight 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.
  10. Click OK
    The community and IP address that you entered are added to the Registered Request Authentication Settings table.
  11. Confirm the settings, and then click Apply.