Configuring SNMP agents
For the SNMP Management Console to work with SNMP agents on the network, both must be configured, and this section describes how to accomplish that.
Note: In this section, the term SNMP agent is used to mean the actual agent on the network device, rather than the representation of that device in Observer’s SNMP Extension.
First, the SNMP agents on the network must recognize SNMP Management Console as a management station that is permitted to access their MIB information. To poll the agents for information, the SNMP Management Console must know the IP addresses and community names of each agent.
A device’s community name is, in effect, its password. In many environments, the default read community name is public and the default write community name is private.
To add a new agent entry, complete the following steps:
1. On the Home tab, in the Probe group, click Setup > Add SNMP Device.
2. Type the SNMP agent’s information; provide as much detail as possible.
A device’s community name is, in effect, its password. In many environments, the default read community name is public and the default write community name is private.
3. Click OK to add the agent entry to Observer and save your changes.
 
 
 
After completing this task:
Repeat this process for every SNMP device on the network. Remember, the overall implementation of SNMP may vary for each SNMP agent on your network, so we recommend you refer to each device’s documentation for more information on configuring and enabling SNMP.