SNMP tab
This tab will not be active unless you have purchased a licensed copy of Observer Suite. After installation, the SNMP Management Console will generally require little, if any, configuration before it can be used.
Stop MIB compilation upon error in MIB source file
If you want Observer to complete the compilation even though the source file contains errors, leave the box unchecked.
Use as MIB source editor
Allows you to enter the program you wish to use to edit MIB source files. The default is Microsoft Windows Notepad, although any editor capable of saving a plain text file will do.
Default SNMP version
Allows you to select the default version of SNMP to use for new agents. You may also override this in the Agent Properties dialog.
Request time-out period (sec)
Allows you to set the number of seconds that SNMP Management Console will wait for an agent to respond before resending a request.
Request retry count
Allows you to define how many times SNMP Management Console will re-send a request to an agent before timing out.
Max data buffer (x100K) for running charts
Allows you to define how much memory will be made available for SNMP Management Console’s chart display. The more memory made available, the more data points the chart display will be able to show. Memory saved for the SNMP Management Console’s chart display; however, will not be available for other programs or purposes.
Max allowed RMON objects in MIB Walk
Allows you to set the maximum number of RMON objects to appear and/or be processed during a MIB Walk. The default value is 9999.
Repeat alarm notifications
Allows you to select the number of times that Observer should send out SNMP-related alarms when the alarm has been triggered.
Repeat trap notifications
Allows you to select how many times to repeat trap notifications. While, in practice, the vast majority of notifications sent via UDP will reach their destination, the UDP protocol, which is specified by the SNMP RFC for trap notification, does not require or permit packets being acknowledged by the receiving station. It is simply a matter of sound practice to repeat trap notifications several times.