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Article Number: 000135459


How to configure SNMP on Dell EMC Networking N series switch

Summary: How to configure SNMP on Dell EMC Networking N series switch

Article Content


Symptoms

Introduction

This article discusses about the steps to configure SNMP on Dell N series switch.

Components of SNMP

SNMP Manager

SNMP Agent

Community String

SNMP Manager

  • SNMP Manager is typically a computer that is used to run one or more network management systems(NMS).
  • SNMP manager is responsible for communication between SNMP agent implemented Network Devices. (Switches, routers, servers etc.)

SNMP Agent

  • SNMP agent is a program that is packaged within the Network Elements (switches, routers, servers etc.).
  • Enabling the agent on the Network Element allows it to collect information from the device and makes it available to the SNMP manager when queried.

Community String

  • The SNMP Community String is like a user id or password that is sent along with each SNMP Request which allows or denies access to a Network Elements (Switches, routers, servers etc.).
  • If the community string is correct, the device responds with the requested information. If the community string is incorrect, the device simply ignores the request.

SNMP Agent and Manager

SLN317470_en_US__1image(12036)


Commands to implement SNMP

Switch Commands Description
Console#Configure To enter into switch configuration mode
Console(Config)#snmp-server community "community string" ro/ rw Create the community string and specify
if management stations have read only (Get status configuration) or read/write (get and set configuration)
Console(Config)#snmp-server enable traps all Enables traps to be sent to management station upon being triggered
Console(Config)#snmp-server host xx.xx.xx.xx "community string" Configures the host and community string that traps are sent to upon triggered event
 
 

 

SLN317470_en_US__2icon When SNMP is enabled,the switch runs version V2c by default.

 


SNMP Configuration Example

Console#configure

console(config)#snmp-server community test ro

Sample Output

console(config)#show snmp

Community-String     Community-Access View Name        IP Address       IP Mask

-------------------- ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- ----------------

test               Read Only        Default          All              All

 

Community-String     Group Name                     IP Address       IP Mask

-------------------- ------------------------------ ---------------- ----------------

test               DefaultRead                    All              All

Article Properties


Affected Product

PowerSwitch N1100-ON Series, PowerSwitch N1500 Series, PowerSwitch N2000 Series, PowerSwitch N2100 Series, PowerSwitch N3000 Series, Dell EMC PowerSwitch N3000E-ON Series, PowerSwitch N4000 Series

Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021

Version

3

Article Type

Solution