Basic SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) configuration on Dell EMC Networking X series switches.


Basic SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) configuration on Dell EMC Networking X series switches.


This article explains the step by step procedure of configuring SNMP on Dell EMC Networking X series switches.

Procedure


1. Login to Dell X series switch using web browser.
2. Navigate to Network Administration and select SNMP Monitoring.


This should show an image of Network Administration highlighted on the left column and SNMP Monitoring highlighted on the right column.



3. In SNMP monitoring, navigate to Global Parameters and then click Edit.

This image shows SNMP global parameters under SNMP monitoring.



4. Click gear icon. For Local Engine ID Type, select Default and choose Enabled for all items then confirm > OK.

This images shows options to define local engine ID type and suboptions to enable or disable SNMP notifications, Traps, Authentications notifications.


5. Click the gear icon again. Copy the Engine ID to your clipboard and hit Cancel.



This image shows local engine ID value.



6. Click Add on edit global parameters, for Supported IP Format, select IPv4. For IP Address, enter the IP address of the SNMP server. For Local Engine ID, paste the Engine ID from your clipboard. Confirm > OK.

This image shows option to define IP version and IP address under SNMP engine ID.


7. Navigate to SNMP Monitoring > Communities. Edit communities and then Add.



In this image we see SNMP communities under SNMP monitoring.



8. For Supported IP Format, select IPv4. For SNMP Management Station, choose All. Enter a community string in Community String.



In this image we see SNMP communities settings, option to choose IP version for SNMP communities.



9. Select Basic for the Access Mode. Select Read-Only and set the View Name as Default. Confirm > OK.

Note- We can choose the SNMP community string to be public or private. If you use a community string other than public or private, add it to the SNMP server.


This image shows community string as test with access mode read only under SNMP community settings. This image shows view name set to default under SNMP community settings.



10. Save the running configuration to startup configuration.

This image shows option to save the switch running configuration to startup configuration.





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Article ID: HOW12619

Last Date Modified: 09/14/2019 01:12 AM

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