SNMP is a widely used protocol in Network Management and network monitoring. SNMP provides granular visibility to data of variables managed and organized in MIB (Management Information Base). Three significant versions of SNMP have been developed and deployed. SNMPv1 is the original version of the protocol. More recent versions, SNMPv2c and SNMPv3, feature improvements in performance, flexibility and security. SNMP is a component of the Internet Protocol Suite as defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It consists of a set of standards for network management, including an application layer protocol, a database schema, and a set of data objects.
The SNMP protocol possess three important characteristics necessary for successful management solutions – reliability, flexibility and multilingual support.
Lavelle networks Cloudstation supports SNMP v2/v3 to access network level information from the CloudPorts. The SNMP GET queries are supported and is limited to the interface MIB [IF-MIB]. However, this can be extended to other L2/L3/L4 MIBs as per requirement. The SNMP requests should be directed to the LAN interface IP(s) of the CloudPort. SNMP queries are supported over all available WAN encapsulation types. SNMP trap support is however minimal and is limited to interface state change. Follow the below steps to do a SNMP configuration using lavelle networks Cloudstation.
Note: SNMP set operations are not supported.
1) Navigate to Manage Section
2) Click on CloudPort tab
3) Click on the respective CloudPort to which SNMP configuration needs to be added
4) Click on the Settings button in the CloudPort edit page
5) Click on SNMP Configuration
6) Configure the interface name, username, authentication type, authentication password, encryption type, encryption password
7) Click on Save/Update to save the changes.
8) Click on Cancel to undo the changes
SNMP profiles can be applied for two levels. The level on which the SNMP profile can be attached, and their priority is as follows:
SNMP Profiles are created, configured and managed by network administrators. The network administrator can perform following actions in Encryption:
To view the SNMP profiles, perform the following:
The SNMP page displays a table containing information such as Name and Updated At.
Fig : CloudStation – Manage – Object Profiles – SNMP – View
In order to search a required SNMP profile, on SNMP page, key-in the name of the SNMP profile in the search box provided to search. If match exists, then that specific details of the SNMP profiles is displayed to the administrator.
Fig : CloudStation – Manage – Object Profiles – SNMP – Search
To create a SNMP profile, perform the following:
Fig: CloudStation-Manage-Object Profiles- SNMP – Create
Fig : CloudStation-Manage-Object Profiles – SNMP – Create SNMP page
3) In SNMP page, perform the following:
Fig 326: CloudStation – Manage – Object Profiles – SNMP – Alert on successful creation
To edit a required SNMP profile, perform the following:
Fig: CloudStation – Manage – Object Profile – SNMP – Update SNMP Profile
4. Click Cancel to discard the changes made. The admin is navigated to SNMP page.
To delete a required SNMP profile, on the SNMP page, click bin symbol from Action column in the table. That SNMP profile entry gets deleted from the table and an alert is displayed to the administrator.
Fig: CloudStation – Manager – Object Profile – SNMP – Alert on deleting SNMP successfully
To attach a SNMP profile at Site level, perform the following:
Fig: CloudStation – Manage – Connect and Provision – Sites page
Fig : CloudStation – Manage – Connect and Provision – Sites – Edit Site Page
4. In Edit Site page, check SNMP Config. A dropdown containing a list of SNMP Profiles is displayed. Select the required SNMP profile from the dropdown.
Fig 331: CloudStation-Manage – Connect and Provision – Sites – Edit Site – SNMP attachment
5. Click Update to save the changes made. An alert is displayed, and admin is navigated to Sites page.
Fig 332: CloudStation – Manage – Connect and Provision – Sites – Alert on successful update
To attach a SNMP profile at site profile level, perform the following:
Fig : CloudStation – Manage – Object Profile – Site Profile – Edit Site Profile – SNMP Config
4) In edit site profile page, perform the following:
Fig 334: CloudStation – Manage – Object Profiles – Site Profile – SNMP configured – Alert on successful attachment